Altus Air Force Base

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Altus AFB
Altus, OK 73523
1 (580) 481-1700

Established: 1942


About

Altus Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located approximately 4 miles east-Northeast of Altus, Oklahoma. The host unit at Altus AFB is the 97th Air Mobility Wing (97 AMW), assigned to the Nineteenth Air Force (19 AF) of the Air Education and Training Command (AETC). The wing’s mission is to provide C-17 Globemaster III and KC-135 Stratotanker formal initial and advanced specialty training programs for up to 3000 flight crew and aircraft maintenance students annually.

(Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Altus_Air_Force_Base)

Directions

Directions

Directions from the Airport
Altus AFB is serviced by either Lawton Municipal Airport or Oklahoma City Will Rogers World Airport. If you arrive by commercial airline at either airport, and your sponsor does not meet you at the airport, transportation can be arranged with VIP Transportation of Altus, Inc.by calling toll free 1-877-804-2865. Commercial taxi service is available from Lawton Municipal Airport to Altus AFB.There is a military representative at the Lawton Municipal Airport from 4:30 a.m. until the last flight arrives, usually about 10:30 p.m. if you need assistance.It is very important to coordinate your travel plans with your sponsor. Your sponsor can assist you with obtaining transportation from the airport.

Directions if Driving

While driving in Oklahoma, you may enter a turnpike that is a toll road. Rates vary according to the vehicle you drive and the turnpike you travel. On some turnpikes, your entry and exit factor into the toll rate. Manned toll booths have three lane options: Correct Change, Cash, and a lane for Pikepass account holders. You will need correct change at all unmanned toll booths. Go to the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority website for more information and to see the toll fares/chart for all vehicle classifications and rates on all Oklahoma turnpikes, the latest on current construction on the toll ways, and to get the current traffic advisories.

If you are driving by car, all highways leading to the base are well marked. When traveling to Altus AFB via U.S. 62, turn north on Veterans Drive and follow the signs leading to the main gate; when traveling to base via State Highway 283, turn east on Falcon Road and follow the signs.

 

What to do when you arrive at the Altus AFB Main Gate

When you arrive at the main gate, you will need to show them your Military ID Card and identification for each family member/passenger.They may ask you to enter the Visitor Control Center immediately to your left to get a visitor’s pass. There you will need to show them your military ID card, your Driver’s License, and a copy of your orders. They may also request to see your Vehicle Registration and Proof of Insurance. The base gate staff is happy to provide directions to any base location and will give you directions to the 24-hour arrival point, the Red River Inn, building 82, located at 109 E Avenue.


Quick Reference

Chapel
(580) 481-7485

Charlies
(580) 481-6224

Education Center
(580) 481-6619

Airman & Family Readiness Center
(580) 481-7433

Housing Office
(580) 481-7235

Family Advocacy
(580) 481-1359

Finance
(580) 481-6981

Legal Office
(580) 481-7294

Post Office
(580) 481-6364

Public Affairs
(580) 481-7700


Base Surroundings

Museum of the Great Plains
601 NW Ferris Ave,
Lawton, OK 73507
(580) 581-3460

Comamche National Museum & Cultural Center
701 NW Ferris Ave,
Lawton, OK 73507
(580) 353-0404

Fort Sill National Historic Landmark & Museum
435 Quanah Rd,
Fort Sill, OK 73503
(580) 442-5123

Texas Roadhouse
5340 NW Cache Rd,
Lawton, OK 73505
(580) 248-7427

Burgess Grill
617 SW C Ave,
Lawton, OK 73501
(580) 355-7473

LARS Greek House
810 SW D Ave,
Lawton, OK 73501
(580) 699-5959

Thai Bistro
1306 NW Sheridan Rd,
Lawton, OK 73505
(580) 699-7687

Central Mall
100 Central Mall,
Lawton, OK 73501
(580) 248-1742

New Vision Theaters Lawton 12
200 SW C Ave,
Lawton, OK 73501
(580) 953-6400

Hog Pin Bowling
3140 NW Cache Rd,
Lawton, OK 73505
(580) 699-8333

Base Listings

The numbers for Fairchild Air Force Base have low accuracy due to its unique utilization. Entire companies are rotated through on a regular basis, so large portions of the phone directory are subject to change without notice. Please contact the base operator at (509) 247-1212 if you experience any difficulty reaching your desired contact.

Name Level Name Phone
97 Air Mobility Wing 97 Air Mobility Wing 1 (580) 481-5097
Aircraft Division (AMW/MXA) 97 Air Mobility Wing 1 (580) 481-7895
Civil Engineering Squadron 97 Air Mobility Wing 1 (580) 481-6530
Communications Squadron 97 Air Mobility Wing 1 (580) 481-7544
Component Repair Division 97 Air Mobility Wing 1 (580) 481-6036
Contracting Squadron 97 Air Mobility Wing 1 (580) 481-7320
Force Support Squadron 97 Air Mobility Wing 1 (580) 481-6758
Logistics Readiness Squadron 97 Air Mobility Wing 1 (580) 481-5317
Maintenance Directorate (AMW/MX) 97 Air Mobility Wing 1 (580) 481-6438
Maintenance Directorate (Civil Service) 97 Air Mobility Wing 1 (580) 481-6438
Maintenance Division (AMW/MXM) 97 Air Mobility Wing 1 (580) 481-6036
Maintenance Operations Division (AMW/MXO) 97 Air Mobility Wing 1 (580) 481-7015
Medical Group 97 Air Mobility Wing 1 (580) 481-5161
Medical Operations Squadron 97 Air Mobility Wing 1 (580) 481-5293
Medical Support Squadron 97 Air Mobility Wing 1 (580) 481-5407
Mission Support Group 97 Air Mobility Wing 1 (580) 481-6410
Operations Group 97 Air Mobility Wing 1 (580) 481-7173
Operations Support Squadron 97 Air Mobility Wing 1 (580) 481-7420
Operations Support Squadron 97 Air Mobility Wing 1 (580) 481-7588
Security Forces Squadron 97 Air Mobility Wing 1 (580) 481-6610
Training Squadron (97TRS) 97 Air Mobility Wing 1 (580) 481-7178
Billman Education Center Altus Air Force Base 1 (580) 481-6619
Automotive Services/Shoppette Altus Air Force Base 1 (580) 482-8733
Barracks/Single Service Member Housing Altus Air Force Base 1 (580) 481-7036
Dry Cleaners Altus Air Force Base 1 (580) 379-9140
Barber Shop Altus Air Force Base 1 (580) 482-8221
Beauty Shop Altus Air Force Base 1 (580) 482-4051
Health Benefits Advisory Altus Air Force Base 1 (580) 481-5666
Health Benefits Advisory Altus Air Force Base 1 (580) 481-5694
Chapels Altus Air Force Base 1 (580) 481-7485
Child Development Center Altus Air Force Base 1 (580) 481-7502
Citizenship and Immigration Services Altus Air Force Base 1 (800) 375-5283
Civilian Personnel Office Altus Air Force Base 1 (580) 481-6804
Automotive Services/Shoppette Altus Air Force Base 1 (580) 482-8733
Commissary Altus Air Force Base 1 (580) 481-6529
Dental Clinics Altus Air Force Base 1 (580) 481-5262
Airman and Family Readiness, Family Readiness Program Altus Air Force Base 1 (580) 481-6761
SNAIC - EFMP (Medical) Altus Air Force Base 1 (580) 481-7827
Airman and Family Readiness - EFMP Family Support Altus Air Force Base 1 (580) 481-7922
Airman and Family Readiness, Air Force Aid Society Altus Air Force Base 1 (580) 481-6761
Exchange Altus Air Force Base 1 (580) 481-7095
Exchange Altus Air Force Base 1 (580) 482-8733
Family Advocacy Program Altus Air Force Base 1 (580) 481-5376
Airman and Family Readiness Center Altus Air Force Base 1 (580) 481-6761
Family Child Care/Child Development - In Home Services Altus Air Force Base 1 (580) 481-6931
Finance Office Altus Air Force Base 1 (580) 481-6944
Finance Office Altus Air Force Base 1 (580) 481-6955
Federal Credit Unions Altus Air Force Base 1 (580) 481-7148
NBC, Altus AFB Branch Altus Air Force Base 1 (580) 477-1100
NBC, Altus AFB Branch Altus Air Force Base 1 (580) 481-7722