Altus AFB

Location

Altus Air Force Base is located about 4 miles east of Altus, Oklahoma and provides quality training to produce the finest combat-ready aircrew members for the United States Air Force.

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History

Altus  Air Field began training pilots to fly twin-engine aircraft in 1943. Most of the 5,377 graduates served in Europe in World War II. The Army stopped using the field in 1945. The Air Force activated Altus Air Force Base in 1953. A Tactical Air Command troop carrier wing operated from Altus for ten months, and then the Strategic Air Command assumed control of the base. It operated bomber and tanker aircraft and maintained 12 Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile sites around southwestern Oklahoma. Military Airlift Command assumed operations in 1968, making Altus the formal training base for C-5s and C-141s. T

Mission

Over the years Altus’ role has evolved into four distinct missions. Our primary mission, as the nation’s C-5, C-17, and KC-135 Strategic Airlift and Air Refueling Training School, is to provide quality training to produce the finest combat-ready aircrew members–ensuring global reach for America. In with our training mission, our instructor force maintains operation currency so that they, as highly-qualified, combat-ready aircrew members, can deploy to augment worldwide contingencies. We maintain approximately 550 mobility positions available for immediate worldwide deployment. Finally, we act as the wartime aerial port of embarkation for over 27,000 soldiers, and their associated equipment, from the U.S. Army, Fort Sill, Oklahoma, located 50 miles east of Altus.

Population Served

Altus AFB supports about 2,000 permanent military personnel. Furthermore, about 3,000 military personnel and their families live on base and a large number of military personnel and their families live off base. The surrounding community has about 1,000 military retirees who depend on base facilities. The base provides direct employment for about 2,500 civilian personnel.

Base Transportation

Currently, there is no base transportation on this installation.

Sponsorship

If you are in need of a sponsor contact your unit Intro Monitor or the Airman and Family Readiness Center’s relocation manager for assistance in obtaining a sponsor. The 24-hour arrival point to Altus Air Force base is the Red River Inn, Building 82.  580-481-7356 or DSN 312-866-7356.

For mail forwarding you may use the following address: General Delivery Box 8000, Altus AFB, OK 73523. However, the PSC will only hold mail for 15 days and then return it to sender. You may contact the PSC at 580-481-6364, DSN 312-866-6364 to get a box if you will not arrive prior to the 15 day limit.

Temporary Quarters

Upon your arrival to Altus AFB contact the 24-hr arrival point located in building 82, Red River Inn. You will be able to arrange temporary quarters for you and your family. It is suggested to make reservations at least four weeks in advance, 580-481-7356, DSN 312-866-7356. You are authorized ten days TLE reimbursement from military pay. If you stay in quarters prior to your arrival here, this will count towards your ten days TLE reimbursement. All students must check with the base finance office to determine their entitlements. Altus has 6 “pet friendly” temporary lodging rooms, and if they are occupied you will need to make arrangements for your pets in one of the four local community boarding facility.

Personnel stationed overseas who are returning to Altus to separate from the service must report to Building 52, between 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., on the first duty day after arriving in the area. The maximum number of days it will take to complete separation processing is three.

Relocation Assistance

The Airman and Family Readiness Center’s (AFRC) relocation assistance, provides information and services to relocating personnel and their families to lessen the stress of moving. The FSC can be reached at 580-481-6761 or DSN 312-866-6761. T

Critical Installation Information

There are only 2 licensed Family Child Care (FCC) homes on Altus AFB. Any spouse interested in providing home care for children and becoming a licensed Family Child Care provider should contact the FCC Coordinator at the Child Development Center.

Passports and Visas

Ensure member and/or dependents have the required passports and/or visa prior to final out-processing. Member and/or dependents are not allowed to final out-process without the required passports/visas in hand for themselves (if applicable) and/or dependents.

Contact Information

Adult Education Centers
Billman Education Center
510 N 6th Street
Altus, OK 73523-5300
Phone 580-481-6619
Phone (DSN) 312-866-6619

Barracks/Single Service Member Housing
Barracks/Single Service Member Housing
301 N. 1st Street
Altus AFB, OK 73523
Phone 580-481-7036
Phone (DSN) 312-866-7036

Beneficiary Counseling Assistance Coordinators
Health Benefits Advisory
301 N 1st Street
Altus AFB, OK 73523
Phone 580-481-5666 / 580-481-5694 / 800-444-5445
Phone (DSN) 312-866-5666/5694
Fax 580-481-5416

Child Development Centers
Child Development Center
501 North Altus Road
Building 53
Altus AFB, OK 73523-5008
Phone 580-481-7502
Phone (DSN) 312-866-7502
Fax 580-481-6447
Fax (DSN) 312-866-6447

Citizenship and Immigration Services
Citizenship and Immigration Services
4400 SW 44th Street
Suite A
Oklahoma City, OK 73119-2800
Phone 800-375-5283

Commissary/Shoppette
Automotive Services/Shopette
105 S 1st Street
Altus AFB, OK 73523
Phone 580-482-8733
Phone (DSN) 312-866-7095/7441

Dental Clinics
Dental Clinics
301 N. 1st Street
Altus AFB, OK 73523
Phone 580-481-5262
Phone (DSN) 312-866-5262

EFMP – Enrollment
SNAIC – EFMP Enrollment
301 N 1st Street
Building 46
Altus AFB, OK 73523
Phone 580-481-5376
Phone (DSN) 312-866-5376
Fax 580-481-5374

Emergency Relief Services
Airman and Family Readiness, Air Force Aid Society
308 N. 1st Street
Bldg 52, Suite 1201
Altus AFB, OK 73523-5008
Phone 580-481-6761
Phone (DSN) 312-866-6761
Fax 580-481-6345
Fax (DSN) 312-866-6345

Family Advocacy Program
Family Advocacy Program
301 N 1st Street
Altus AFB, OK 73523
Phone 580-481-5376
Fax 210-292-0380

Hospital/Medical Treatment Facility(s)
Hospital/Medical Treatment Facility(s)
301 N 1st Street
Building 46
Altus AFB, OK 73523
Phone 580-481-5235
Phone (DSN) 312-866-5235
Fax 580-481-1352

Civilian Personnel Office
Civilian Personnel Office
301 North First Street
Altus AFB, OK 73523
Phone 580-481-6804
Phone (DSN) 312-866-6804

ID/CAC Card Processing
ID/CAC Card Processing
308 N 1st Street
Altus AFB, OK 73523
Phone 580-481-6770
Fax (DSN) 312-866-6770

Legal Services/JAG
Legal Services/JAG
308 N 1st Street
Building 52, Suite 1701
Altus AFB, OK 73523-5008
Phone 580-481-7294
Phone (DSN) 312-866-7294
Fax 580-481-5922
Fax (DSN) 312-866-5922

Loan Closet
Airman and Family Readiness, Loan Closet
308 N. 1st Street
Bldg 52, Suite 1201
Altus AFB, OK 73523-5008
Phone 580-481-6761
Phone (DSN) 312-866-6761
Fax 580-481-6345
Fax (DSN) 312-866-6345