97 AMW Altus AFB U.S. Air Force Custom Patches

The 97th Air Mobility Wing traces its lineage to the 97th Bombardment Wing, Very Heavy, organized on December 1, 1947 at Mile 26 Air Field, later named Eielson Air Force Base (AFB), Alaska. It plans and executes McDonnell Douglas C-17 Globemaster III and Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker pilot and aircrew training, providing formal school initial and advanced specialty training programs for up to 3,000 students annually.