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  • New training method helps ensure more proficient vehicle mechanics

    Nestled in the corner of Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, is a shop that gears up every morning to train vehicle maintainers within the walls of the 97th Logistics Readiness Squadron. For years, initial training for this position has taken up to 15 months to complete, but thanks to Thomas Kessler,

  • Hot pit refueling a critical skill ... and a lifesaver

    Airmen assigned to the 190th Air Refueling Wing teamed up with Airmen from the 97th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 97th Logistics Readiness Squadron, and 54th Air Refueling Squadron to conduct the first ever hot pit refueling training at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, Feb. 6, 2024.

  • Officer thinks about ending life; doesn't regret decision to get help

    It was the Saturday after Thanksgiving last year. I sat in my hotel room and thought about ending my life. I was at tech school, 12 hours away from my family, and 22 hours away from my own bed. I had been living out of a hotel room for the last month, surviving on delivered pizza and frozen

  • ROTC cadets experience mission, culture

    Air Force cadets from Texas Christian University visited Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, Sept. 14-15, 2023. During the two-day tour, the cadets interacted with Airmen and leaders across the base and gained insight on how different units work together in the Air Force.

  • Airmen team up with Soldiers for joint airlift training

    Airmen from the 58th Airlift Squadron and 97th Logistics Readiness Squadron teamed up with Soldiers from Fort Sill, Oklahoma, for a joint-exercise training exhibiting M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems Rapid Infiltration capabilities at Fort Smith, Arkansas, June 13-14, 2023.