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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.

Altus Air Force Base

Today, Col Matthew Leard took command of the Mighty 97th.

Maj. Gen. Craig Wills, 19th Air Force commander, passes the guidon to Col. Matthew Leard, 97th Air Mobility Wing commander, during the 97th AMW change of command ceremony at Altus Air Force Base, Okla., June 21, 2019.

Check out this link to see all the photos from today's Change of Command ceremony!
https://flic.kr/s/aHsmEqHpHU

(U.S. Air Force 📸 by A1C Breanna Klemm)

Air Education and Training Command

Thank you for your service!

Over the past two weeks, Col. Eric Carney, the 97th Air Mobility Wing commander, completed his fini flights on the KC-135 Stratotanker, C-17 Globemaster III and the KC-46 Pegasus. Thank you Col. Carney for everything you have done for the Mighty 97th! Best wishes sir!

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The Mighty 97th whale-comed the Super Guppy back to the wing today!

Members of the 97th helped refuel NASA Super Guppy B-377 and get it back to real world missions. Check out the article below to see when it last visited in 2017.

https://www.altus.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1194522/super-guppy-flies-to-altus-afb/

#NeverSkipLegDay
(U.S. Air Force Photo by A1C Dallin Wrye)

Mark your calendars Altus Peeps!

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US Air Force Boeing KC-46 makes an unusual landing at Le Bourget ahead of the Paris Air Show 2019 - Aviation24.be

What do you think? Should they have landed it or not?
Kelby Hagerla

https://www.aviation24.be/air-shows/paris-air-show/us-air-force-boeing-kc-46-makes-an-unusual-landing-at-le-bourget-ahead-of-the-paris-air-show-2019/?fbclid=IwAR3rHYyaOzmZSqCVX63j3ZzliW3Fu4UjY24zL7RU4fhxdWQPAAaUyodfWOs

aviation24.be On Saturday 15 June 2019, a United States Air Force Boeing KC-46 Pegasus aircraft made an unusual landing at Le Bourget Airport near Paris, France. The Boeing KC-46 Pegasus, a military derivative aircraft based on the popular Boeing 767 passenger aircraft, was landing on runway 21 at Le Bourget near...

Altus Air Force Base

#DYK the 97th AMW has a Mobile Tail Enclosure (MTE) that can house the KC-46, C-17, and KC-135 planes at Altus? It is used during severe weather so maintainers can continue the mission.

Watch the video below to learn more!

(U.S. Air Force video by A1C Dallin Wrye)

Air Education and Training Command

#Airman #mission #family #KnowYourAirmen #KnowYourMilitary #KnowYourMil #USAF #AirForce #USA #AimHigh #FlyFightWin #RecruitEducateTrain #KC46 #C17 #KC135

437th Airlift Wing

Living out the C-17 Mission! Congratulations to the Charleston Crew and their lifesaving decisions!

A bleeding patient. Time crunch. Foreign country. Foggy landing. This #TeamCharleston crew overcame every obstacle to save a fellow service member’s life and demonstrated true #readiness when it mattered most.
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"Every situation is different," Bowers said. "We're constantly learning on a daily basis. There's never going to be a similar incident. But as far as, are we going to do better, get better and are we going to be more prepared? Absolutely."

"In AMC and in the flying world, we preach this attitude of readiness," Lampela said. "I'm humbled to have been a part of this opportunity.

"We woke up; we weren't expecting this. But because of our training, we were prepared to go out and do this. We were ready to go.

Read the full story below.

https://www.military.com/daily-news/2019/06/12/c-17-crew-broke-diplomatic-protocol-save-life-now-theyre-awards.html

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Training the force!

The Mighty 97th worked alongside the Oklahoma Army National Guard to complete a joint exercise last week. Watch the video below to learn more!

(U.S. Air Force video by SrA Cody Dowell)

Air Education and Training Command

foxnews.com

D-Day veteran, 97, parachutes into Normandy 75 years later

https://www.foxnews.com/world/d-day-veteran-97-parachutes-into-normandy-75-years-later

foxnews.com Engines throbbing, C-47 transport planes dropped group after group of parachutists, a couple of hundred in all - including a 97-year-old D-Day veteran Tom Rice.

The 58th Change of Command!

Today, the Mighty 97th welcomed Lt. Col. Michael Rasinski as the new 58th Airlift Squadron Commander. Thank you to Lt. Col. Carlos Berdecia for everything you've done for the 58th!

(U.S. Air Force 📸 by A1C Breanna Klemm)

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New T-6 paint scheme unveiled, first of 6 CAFB aircraft to receive new

The T-6 is getting a new look!

columbus.af.mil The 14th Flying Training Wing unveiled its first of six heritage flag ship aircraft during a ceremony at the fire department May 30 on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi.

507th Air Refueling Wing

Video from our 507th Air Refueling Wing KC-135R Stratotanker media flight launch in support of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels today for the Tinker Air Force Base Star Spangled Salute Air and Space Show. Join us this weekend, June 1-2 for the #TinkerAirShow.

#AirRefueling #Drogue #IronMaiden #Tanker #Okies #AFReserve Markie Martin Mike Killian Photography #ReserveReady #BlueAngels #NKAWTG

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Gold Star Families

We Remember....

https://www.dvidshub.net/video/627247/gold-star-families

dvidshub.net We remember them as the ones we loved. We remember them as heroes. Voiced by Linda Ambard, Gold Star spouse, this video is a solemn honor to the more than 2,900 Air Force Gold Star family members who are part of the Air Force Forever Families program.

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Born To Fly

Were you born to fly? I’m thankful for all the men and women that were born to fly to fight for our freedom! I’m also thankful for anyone who supports that mission as well as the families who take care of things on the home front.

There are those who were born to fly. We’re Air Force pilots, air battle managers, and weapon systems officers. Every day we put our lives on the line defend...

Altus Air Force Base

More planes being delivered!

The 97th Air Mobility Wing received two additional KC-46 Pegasus, May 18, 2019, at Altus AFB, Okla. These new aircraft will mark the fourth and fifth KC-46s in the bases inventory. The two additional KC-46s are an important addition to the 97th AMW’s ability to deliver 21st century airpower! ✈️💪

Check out the link below to see more pictures from this weekends event!

(U.S. Air Force 📷 by A1C Breanna Klemm)

Air Education and Training Command

That would be an experience not many people could say they have done with their sibling!

😮 Meet Captain Moses & Captain Moses - one is a nurse practitioner, the other a Luke AFB, Arizona-56th Fighter Wing instructor pilot.

Siblings & both Air Force officers, they had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to fly together in an F-16 Fighting Falcon on May 10.
#USAF 📷 by Staff Sgt. Stidham

📖 more: https://go.usa.gov/xmyfk

What a fun day!

Today was Bring Your Child to Work Day for the 97 TRS - The Eagle Squadron!

Airmen and their families got the opportunity to enjoy time at work together as part of their first-ever Bring Your Child to Work Day! The day consisted of children getting to visit their favorite Airmen at work and a tour of the C-17 Globemaster III.

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Shonna Calisi, a 97th Training Squadron Flight Chief, and her daughter smile at each other. They said their favorite part of the day was getting to watch a movie together and of course, the snacks!🍿

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

Air Education and Training Command

#KnowYourMil #Military #Airman #AimHigh #FlyFightWin

Summertime’s a Comin!!

Memorial Day Weekend the Base Pool will open!

437th Airlift Wing

What a great video about the C-17 Mission! Check it out!

When It Matters Most ... Ready

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Air Force Times

Do you agree?

Retired Gen. T. Michael Moseley, the former chief of staff, argues that the Air Force needs the right set of tools in enough numbers to empower smart strategies.

U.S. Air Force Academy

Today, we honor the contributions and sacrifices made by our military spouses. #MilitarySpouseAppreciationDay

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Mae Krier “Rosie the Riveter” visits the 459th ARW

https://www.459arw.afrc.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1830537/mae-krier-rosie-the-riveter-visits-the-459th-arw/#.XMnLMcrt3no.facebook

459arw.afrc.af.mil Mae Krier is an original Rosie the Riveter. Her hard work and dedication during World War II helped save the world and led her to many places, the most recent being the 459th Air Refueling Wing. “It’s

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Welcome to Downtown Altus! The Main Street Altus Rock N Rumble is the place to be! Music, Cars, Vendors and Great Weather!

Air Force Times

In a show of force, Air Force fighters will be taking off every 45 minutes this week at Hill AFB to prepare for large-scale battles. Then they'll test their air-to-ground weapons.

Air Force Times

Do you like this new style of uniform?

“In response to overwhelming feedback received from airmen, we will make an easy ‘sleeve swap’ of the patch configuration," chief of staff says.

Altus is hopping with fun activities! Check them out!

defensenews.com

These are the five areas where the Air Force wants to see an explosion of technology

https://www.defensenews.com/industry/techwatch/2019/04/17/these-are-the-five-areas-where-the-air-force-wants-to-see-an-explosion-of-technology/

defensenews.com The Air Force released its new science and technology strategy on April 17.

Great story!

“I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to train with the experienced pilots of the 315th Airlift Wing and I look forward to future missions,” said Capt. Amanda Harman, 14 AS C-17 pilot.

All in all, this joint mission impacted the lives of nearly 6,000 Caribbean citizens through JB Charleston Airmen answering the call for humanitarian aid and aid partners with a passion to serve. #HumanitarianRelief #RapidGlobalMobility

Read more about this awesome joint mission in the link below.

Photos and story by: SSgt Della Creech, 315th Public Affairs

https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1813285/joint-base-charleston-delivers-humanitarian-aid-to-the-caribbean/

Air Force Times

The month-long deployment was the largest of a single bomber platform since the beginning of the Iraq War in 2003.

Fairchild Air Force Base

United States Air Force officials announced that #TeamFairchild will receive 12 more KC-135 #Stratotankers in FY2020! Read more here: https://go.usa.gov/xmbXV

“The KC-135 Stratotanker will remain a vital component of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) mission capabilities for decades to come,” said Col. Derek Salmi, 92nd Air Refueling Wing commander. “Our tankers and Airmen are the proven backbone to airpower and #rapidglobalmobility, and when it’s all said and done, the KC-135 will likely have been in the Air Force inventory for nearly 100 years. That will serve as a true testament to our dedicated, innovative Airmen who will be the ones who get it there.”

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Air Force Times

Even the tankers already delivered to McConnell and Altus Air Force bases will have to go back to Boeing for "significant inspections."

Thank you for your service and love of our country. RIP 🙏

We are heartbroken to learn that Lt Col Richard "Dick" Cole, the last surviving Doolittle Raider, and long-time B-25 and C-47 pilot, has passed away. Dick was a hero, friend, and CAF member and he will be missed by all who knew him. Our hearts go out to his family and friends.

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Altus AFB lets a seven-year-old be a pilot

What a great program put on at Altus AFB!

http://www.kswo.com/video/2019/04/06/altus-afb-lets-seven-year-old-be-pilot/

kswo.com A seven-year-old cancer survivor from Norman got to be a pilot at Altus Air Force Base on Friday. Sheridan's Sunshine Foundation, which raises money for cancer research and helps cancer patients and their families, partnered with the 75th Air Mobility Wing to make it happen through the “Pilot for ...

Air Force Times

the Air Force and Air Combat Command are working on redesigning the flight gear worn by women.

What do you think?

Great stuff going on in Altus!!

Its a wonderful life with Altus Parks & Recreation

Air Force Times

Training procedures for Air Force pilots who fly cargo and transport planes, to include Air Force One, now under review.

Go check out some big trucks!

Air Force Times

This program gives reservists the chance to receive the same pay and benefits as active-duty airmen.

Air Force Times

A very dangerous thing to do...

So dangerous -- and for what?

97th Medical Group Altus AFB

LARGER, FASTER, & FLEXIBLE
"The C-17 delivers unrivaled mission and crew support, enabling medics to provide unsurpassed aeromedical evacuation to not only our nation's wounded warriors, but to transport the critically sick, ill and injured around the globe."

--U.S. Air Force Maj Catherine Ortega, 43rd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, Pope Field, North Carolina

Click through the story to see how the C-17 has remained as versatile as AE crews since 1993. https://go.usa.gov/xEkYP

Altus Air Force Base

A little Altus history lesson...

Did you know the 56th has a legacy at the 97th AMW? Here's more on it from a former 56th Squadron commmander!

Altus Air Force Base

KC-46 number 3 arrives to the 97th AMW!

"A KC-46 Pegasus was delivered to Altus AFB, Oklahoma, today following completion of Foreign Object Debris (FOD) sweeps on Boeing KC-46 aircraft going through the acceptance process," said Rose Riley, Air Mobility Command Public Affairs spokesperson. "The Air Force Service Acquisition Executive and AMC Commander received an outbrief of the Defense Contract Management Agency-approved Corrective Action Plan March 11. As directed by the CAP, subsequent deliveries will occur as Boeing successfully completes each aircraft's inspections and actions assigned from today's review."

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