Altus Air Force Base (LTS)

Located in the heart of Altus, Oklahoma, Altus Air Force Base (LTS Airport) hosts 97th Air Mobility Wing. The main vision of this facility is to provide training programs to up to 3,000 flight crew and other aircraft maintenance students from all over the country. 

The foundation stone of Altus Air Force Base was laid in 1943. Its original name was Altus Army Airfield (AAF). Colonel Matthew A. Leard and Colonel William B. Mickley III serve this facility as Commander and Vice Commander respectively while the Command Chief Master  Sergeant is Chief Master Sergeant Randy Kay II.

Altus Air Force Base Wiki

The following table is an overview of LTS Base indicated below:

AirportAltus Air Force Base
Airport TypeUS Air Force base
OwnerDepartment of Defense
OperatorUS Air Force
Built in (years)1943
Altus Air Force CodeLTS
Altus Air Force Runways2
Altus Air Force Coordinates34°39′59″N 099°16′05″W
Altus Air Force Address307 B Ave,Altus AFB, OK, United States, 73523
Official Website
Official Phone Number(580) 482-8101
Elevation421 m (1,382 ft)

Altus Air Force Base Code

Altus Air Force Base code is LTS. This IATA code has been derived from the name of the airport. Altus Air Force Base (LTS Airport) is located 421 meters above sea level and about 6.4 kilometres northeast of Altus.


Altus Air Force Base Map

The Altus Air Force Base location Map is a useful tool for finding your way around the airport, and for planning your journey.

Altus Air Force Base Runways

Altus Air Force Base (LTS Airport) is serviced by two runways 17R/35L and 17L/35R (concrete and asphalt) along with an Assault Strip (surface: asphalt). 

17R-35L13,440 ft150 ftConcreteYes
17L-35R9,000 ft150 ftAsphaltYes

Altus Air Force Base Major units

Altus Air Force Base hosts the following major units:

  • 97th Operations Group
  • 97th Mission Support Group
  • 97th Maintenance Directorate
  • 97th Medical Group

Base Units of Altus Air Force Base:

Altus Air Force Base hosts the following base units:

  • 453rd Base HQ and Air Base Squadron, 6 October 1942 – 1 May 1944
  • 2508th AAF Base Unit (Pilot School), 1 May 1944 – 16 May 1945
  • 4124th AAF Base Unit, 16 May – 13 December 1945
  • 63d Air Base Group, 8 January 1953
  • 4037th Air Base Group, 15 October 1953 – 18 November 1953

Nearest Airport to Altus Air Force Base (LTS)

Some of the closest airports to LTS Airport are:

  • Lawton-Fort Sill Regional Airport : 57 miles 
  • Wichita Falls Municipal Airport : 86 miles 
  • Will Rogers World Airport : 132 miles 
  • Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport : 153 miles

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