WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today released the following statement congratulating Altus Air Force Base in Altus, Okla., for receiving the Commander-In-Chief’s Installation Excellence Award:
“The Commander-in-Chief's Installation Excellence Award makes known to the nation what I and every Oklahoman already believe – Altus is the best Air Force base in the world. I am proud of everyone at Altus Air Force Base. The leadership, our Airmen, and our civilian workforce have all worked together to ensure Altus Air Force Base leads the way in executing its mission efficiently and effectively. Together, through innovation and dedication, they have cut operational costs while increasing training productivity, lowered energy consumption, improved working and living conditions on base, trained and continue to train the greatest C-17 and KC-135 aircrews in the world, all while supporting real-world operations around the globe. This award recognizes the hard work these men and women have accomplished to make this day a reality.”
In November 2013, the Air Force’s Air Education and Training Command (AETC) Commander Gen. Robin Rand announced Altus Air Force Base and Travis Air Force Base in California as the AETC nominees for the Commander-In-Chief’s Installation Excellence Award.