Altus Crash Pads

Altus Crashpads have 9 fully-furnished homes to rent by the room if you are TDY to Altus AFB, OK. KC-135, C-17, and KC-46 personnel are all welcome!

If you are enroute to Altus for KC-135, C-17, or KC-46 training, we look forward to serving you. We currently have 6 beautiful, FULLY-furnished homes that you will be sure to appreciate. We are a family-owned business providing 3 and 4-bedroom homes for rent-by-the-room as alternative lodging to on-base billeting or hotel room. In addition, we offer 1 TDY Family Home for rent for those that want to bring their families and pets to Altus. A comfortable home, flexible lease options, and people that care…that’s what Altus Crash Pads is all about! While TDY to Altus AFB, you DO NOT have to stay on base or in a hotel recommended by billeting per the Joint Federal Travel Regulation. CONTACT US for further details if you are concerned about being reimbursed. An official invoice will be given at time of payment.

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Air Force Times

Rebuilding the force! Do you think this is a smart move?

The Air Force will add thousands more personnel this year.

[01/02/20]   Thank you to all of our past and present tenants for making it a great 2019! We are thankful for each and every one of you! We really love serving the airmen of Altus AFB!

Altus Air Force Base

Celebrating New Year's Eve Mobility's Hometown style: airdrops instead of the Times Square ball drop!

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year! 🎊🎉

Altus Air Force Base

This new year is about to be filled with puns about 2020 vision. We cannot wait to C(17) them all!

Air Force Times

The biggest change in years to Air Force physical training is expected to take effect in February.

People Of The Deid

Christmas in the Deid!

PoTD fan reshare!

Christmas Deid Style!

Thank you Altus AFB Airmen!

Altus Air Force Base Airmen continue to remember through the Wreaths Across America ceremony, which honors those who have served, at the Altus City Cemetery, Dec. 14, 2019.🇺🇸

As part of National Wreaths Across America Day, volunteers from more than 2,100 different locations placed wreaths on individual veterans’ graves to honor fallen service members. The mission of the ceremony is to remember, honor and teach the public by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies around the world. The ceremony honors all veterans who have served in the revolutionary war to the present day.

The wreaths, which are laid on the gravestones during the holiday season, represent eternity, continuity, and memory toward the fallen heroes.

(U.S. Air Force 📸s by Airman 1st Class Dallin Wrye)


Just a Boeing C-17 Globemaster iii flying through the Star Wars canyon 😎✈️

Air Force Times

After a three month ban on carrying cargo and passengers, the first KC-46 tanker has received new cargo locks that will allow flight restrictions to be removed.

Air Education and Training Command

Advancing force development! The Air Force’s Career Enlisted Aviator Center of Excellence graduated the first basic flight engineer class comprised completely of non-prior service students last week. 📖 more at the 🔗!
37th Training Wing
2nd Air Force Command Chief Master Sergeant

Altus Air Force Base

The 58th Airlift Squadron and the 97th Training Squadron recently combined their efforts to present a new virtual, high-resolution, night vision goggle training system to instructor pilots and loadmasters, Dec. 9, 2019!

The current NVG training program consists of a series of power point presentations, followed by students monitoring a stationary 10ft by 10ft terrain board with covert and overt lights attached to it. This method has not received updates since the first day the C-17 Globemaster III Formal Training Unit arrived at Altus AFB. The new virtual NVG training system provides Airmen with a high-resolution, projector-based screen which almost directly replicates what student pilots and loadmasters can expect to see in the cockpit.

This allows students to have a more hands on and realistic learning experience, preparing them for future flights in a wide variety of conditions. The new virtual NVG system is just the first of several initiatives in the 97th TRS to modernize and improve the already world-class institution.

(U.S. Air Force 📸s by Airman 1st Class Breanna Klemm)

NORAD Tracks Santa

Getting ready for the big man in Red!!

Our NORAD team in Canada is ready to track #Santa on Christmas Eve!!! #NoradSanta #NoradTracksSanta #Canada

Let those thrust reversers rip!

Praying for the families of the 2 airmen who lost their lives at Vance AFB. 🙏

Altus Air Force Base

Altus AFB has great Maintenance Crews!

The KC-46A Pegasus will take off and land approximately 1,250 times a year during mobility training at the 97th Air Mobility Wing. In turn, this creates strain and wear on the aircraft parts, something the Altus maintenance team constantly keeps close eyes on. The 97 AMW Maintenance Group KC-46 A-Team accomplished a milestone task for the KC-46 program, Oct. 8, 2019, when removing a KC-46 landing gear strut for the first time in Mobility's Hometown!

Check out this link to read the full article!

(U.S. Air Force 📸 by Airman 1st Class Breanna Klemm)

Search for Airman who fell out of C-130 has been mostly called off - John Q. Public

Sad News. Prayers for his family. 🙏 The search for the US Airman who fell from a C-130 and plunged into the cold Gulf of Mexico has been largely called off, according to the Air Force and Coast Guard. Last week, Staff Sgt. Cole Condiff fell from a cargo plane into the waters south of the Florida Panhandle during a training exercise. ....

437th Airlift Wing

Neat video by Joint Base Charleston.

When It Matters Most ... Ready

Altus Air Force Base

The 97th Air Mobility Wing hosted an implementation ceremony, November 4, 2019, for the new KC-135 Stratotanker boom operator instructor platform, revealing the new design that will be used throughout the KC-135 fleet!

The updated platform was invented by U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Bartek Bachleda, the Nuclear Policy of Air Mobility Command superintendent and command manager.

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Jon Thomas, the Air Mobility Command deputy commander, and Senior Master Sgt. Bachleda were introduced and spoke during the ceremony, highlighting the creation, execution and effectiveness of the new boom platform.

Check out this link to read the full article!

Ready for Thanksgiving?

#DYK A KC-135R can transfer 200,000lbs. of fuel ⛽?
That's about:
10,000 Thanksgiving turkeys 🦃
4,000 boxes of stuffing 📦
4,000 cans of cranberry sauce 🥫
6,000 green bean casseroles 🍵
4,000 pumpkin pies 🥧
Hungry yet?

#TankerTuesday | #ReserveReady


A little help on this Sunday morning.....

Altus Air Force Base

Carrying on the Humanitarian Relief Mission...Thank you for your service!

Last week, the Mighty 97th partnered with Joint Base Lewis-McChord to send 83,000 pounds of rice and soy meals to Honduras in support of humanitarian efforts! The 97th Logistics Readiness Squadron was responsible for the safety and packaging of the meals onto a C-17 Globemaster III scheduled to deliver the food to Honduras later that day.

Check out this link to read the full story and to learn more about Altus' part in helping other nations!

I spy a good looking plane in the background!

First Lady Melania Trump and Second Lady Karen Pence visited #TeamCharleston, today to get a first-hand look at emergency preparedness efforts within the base and local community.

📸: Senior Airman Megan Munoz

Read more:


Well that didn’t go so well. 😬

Recording out of a plane window😳🤣
Vi Reddit

It’s a cold day in Altus, but the birds are still flying!

The sun will come out... (hopefully) tomorrow... 🤞

Altus Air Force Base

This is a good explanation about the Altus AFB housing gate remaining closed. What are your thoughts on this?

Mighty 97th - Col. Leard is working to answer the questions from last quarter's CC call and wanted to address the questions regarding the Jasmine Gate a little differently. Please watch this video to help understand why he has decided to keep it closed. The safety of our Airmen and their families is his #1 responsibility.

Altus Air Force Base

So many great Altus friends in this video! Check it out.

Mobility's Hometown held the 42nd annual Farm City Week October 7-11. Members from the Mighty 97th toured the local farms and learned more about the agricultural history of the surrounding area. 🤠

(U.S. Air Force Video by Senior Airman Cody Dowell)

Air Force Football

Looking good!

The C-17 uni was featured this morning on ESPN #GearUp


97th LRS SMSgt wins MAJCOM award

Congratulations!🍾🎈🎉 A member of the 97th Air Mobility Wing was named the 2019 Air Education and Training Command (AETC) General Lew Allen Jr. Trophy award winner. Allen was the 10th Chief of Staff of the Air Force, whose

Off-duty USAF CMSgt. survives B-17 crash and saves another despite injuries

Such a sad story...

Militarykind Stories

I love that Altus AFB does this!

This 7-year-old's battle with cancer shows he can do anything. To prove it, he became an Air Force pilot. ✈️

Kelby Hagerla do you miss this view?

You can’t beat this view. You just can’t.

Happy Birthday to the Air Force!

Happy 72nd birthday to the United States Air Force. Thank you for being our strength in the skies. #AFBday #AF72

Did you know?!?

"We love the smell of burnt rubber in the morning." #DidYouKnow that despite our C-17s sometimes weighing as much as 300 tons, they only need about 3,000 feet of runway to take off and land? That's 10 feet per ton! #TTailTuesday #NoBounds #TeamTravis

Air Force Times

The new name of the Air Force’s next-generation training jet pays tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen.

Thank you for your service!

After nine years of service, explosive detection Military Working Dog, Yyoda/P195, honorably retires from the military on September 11, 2019.

Yyoda began his training as a MWD in San Antonio, Texas, in 2010. After graduating from bomb school on June 18, 2010, Yyoda was assigned to his first duty station at Altus AFB. Yyoda has been assigned to the 97th Air Mobility Wing for nine years and has excelled in his profession of explosive detection.

Yyoda is now going to live with his previous handler, U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Ashley Boren, a MWD handler assigned to the 647th Security Forces Squadron, at Hickam AFB, Hawaii - a true retirement destination. Since Ashley was not able to make the ceremony herself, her parents, Robin and Kim Boren, were handed Yyoda’s leash during the ceremony and will be flying with Yyoda to Hawaii so he can be with his new owner. After the retirement ceremony, Yyoda received his first bone in celebration of nine years of excellent service to his country.

Air Force Times

Mobility Guardian, which runs through Sept. 28 at Fairchild Air Force Base in Washington, will include 46 U.S. aircraft, planes from 29 allied nations, and 4,000 aviators, including 2,500 from AMC.

ABC News

When it’s your first flying lesson, and the Instructor passes out so you have to do your first landing by yourself...... 😬😬😬

Air Traffic Control: "Have you landed any aircraft before?"

Max Sylvester: "No, I haven't ... this is my first lesson."

This is the frightening moment a trainee pilot made an emergency landing at Jandakot Airport after his instructor passed out mid-flight 😲


A great free fair to take the kids to this weekend. You will love it!

2019 fair time..come to the fair Friday and Saturday bring a friend

U.S. Air Force Academy

Great News!!

We’re excited to announce that the United States Air Force's newest air refueling platform, the KC-46A Pegasus, is our flyover for Saturday’s Air Force Football season opener against Colgate! #NKAWTG 🤘

Air Education and Training Command

Good job Columbus AFB FAIPs 🎉🍾🎊

😉 It's not really bragging if you bring home the 🏆 - is it? 📖 more at the link about how Columbus Air Force Base's First Assignment Instructor Pilots did alot of talking at the 2019 FAIP Flag!!
19th Air Force Commander
19th Air Force Command Chief Master Sergeant

This is cool!

History was made today as the F-35 Demo Team participated in a multinational flyover in Manhattan and West Point, New York!
The formation included the F-22 Demo Team, Thunderbirds & Royal Air Force Red Arrows.

U.S. Air Force Academy

What a beautiful place! It’s about to close for construction for a few years.

See how and why USAFA is taking steps to preserve the Cadet Chapel, Colorado's number one man-made attraction and a multi-faith place of worship for all cadets.

Check out the Altus Rodeo this weekend. This is a great Altus AFB tradition.

Grab your cowboy hats and bust out those boots because the Altus AFB Cattle Drive is tomorrow, August 22 at 10 a.m. 🐂🐎

The herd will stop for two grazing breaks while passing through the base. The first stop will be across from the golf course while the second stop will be at the Youth Center. We hope to see you there! (U.S. Air Force photo by A1C Breanna Klemm)

Air Education and Training Command

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