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Altus Air Force Base

Altus Air Force Base
Loading a C-17 Globemaster III at Altus AFB
Military structure
NameAltus Air Force Base
Part ofAir Education and Training Command (AETC)
In use1942-Present
Controlled by 
Garrison97th Air Mobility Wing

Altus Air Force Base

Airport information
Elevation421 m (1382 ft)

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Altus Air Force Base (AFB) is a United States Air Force base located approximately 4 mi (6.4 km) east-northeast of Altus, Oklahoma.

The host unit at Altus AFB is the 97th Air Mobility Wing (97 AMW), assigned to the Air Education and Training Command Nineteenth Air Force. The wing's mission is to provide C-17 Globemaster III and KC-135 Stratotanker formal school initial and advanced specialty training programs for up to 3000 students annually.

Altus AFB was established in 1943 as Altus Army Airfield (AAF). The 97 AMW commander is Krawietz. The Command Chief Master Sergeant is Austin.

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