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  • Altus AFB announces presumptive positive COVID-19 case, upgrade to Health Protection Condition level

    In response, Altus AFB has changed its Health Protection Condition (HPCON) level to B to reflect the moderate disease threat posed by COVID-19 and the risk of exposure to personnel.
  • Oklahoma Air National Guard member receives Airman’s Medal

    Whittle's actions in stopping an active shooter at Louie's Grill and Bar in Oklahoma City on May 24, 2018, were read aloud by a member of Whittle's squadron at a ceremony Dec. 8.
  • Total Force Airmen maximize refueling capacity in Europe

    In a long-standing total force partnership between Air Force Reserve Command and U.S. Air Forces in Europe, members of the 507th Air Refueling Wing are augmenting the 100th Air Refueling Wing here to provide KC-135R Stratotanker mid-air refueling support to the European theater of operations, July 1-29, 2017.
  • Around the Air Force: Sept. 2

    On this look around the Air Force, the KC-135 Stratotanker celebrates 60 years of service, a new KC-46A Pegasus training center opens its doors, and a preview of this month's Airman magazine is available.
  • Forging the KC-46: New training center opens to prepare tanker aircrews

    A new training center for the KC-46 Pegasus was officially dedicated at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, Aug. 30, along with the activation of the 56th Air Refueling Squadron, which will be the formal training unit for the Air Force’s next-generation refueling aircraft.
  • Cadets assist with Oklahoma tornado cleanup

    Spring break community service turned into a cleanup effort for 15 cadets from the U.S. Air Force Academy, after a tornado touched down in Moore, Oklahoma, March 25.
  • Altus AFB assists with Army National Guard jump training

    Even with the noise of the aircraft flying 1,000 feet above the ground, the mood is quiet. "Six minutes!" yells Staff Sgt. Laura Bourdlais, a 58th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, before she opens the side door revealing the lights of San Antonio, Texas, in the distance.
  • Warfighters reap benefits as critical upgrades continue

    The AWAC 40/45 program office is delivering, and potentially accelerating, critical upgrades to the service's primary platform.
  • AFMC commander: Tough decisions create opportunities

    Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger, the commander of Air Force Materiel Command, told members of Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, the biggest challenge the Air Force faces is doing business in a constrained budget environment.
  • Cancer survivor becomes pilot for a day

    John Austin survived infant leukemia, seven surgeries, chemotherapy, respiratory failure and dozens of blood transfusions. Thanks to the 58th Airlift Squadron, he can now add Air Force pilot to that list.
  • Oklahoma air support unit trains on advanced combat simulator

    Members of the Oklahoma Air National Guard's 146th Air Support Operations Squadron at Will Rogers Air National Guard Base, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, recently started training on the first simulator designed specifically for their mission.
  • B-52 upgrade to increase smart-weapons capacity

    Tinker AFB Airmen will update ground maintenance and mission planning software in support of a new Air Force contract that will increase the B-52 Stratofortress's "smart-weapons" capacity by 50 percent.
  • Recruiter’s post-tornado effort has lasting impact

    As the massive 1.3-mile-wide tornado approached Moore, Okla., May 20, Staff Sgt. Tim Smith took shelter along with his family, neighbors and dogs. "I arrived home 10 minutes before the tornado hit my neighborhood," said Smith, an Enlisted Accessions recruiter in Norman, Okla. "My wife, my son and I were able to make it to my neighbor's shelter."
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