U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today praised the U.S. Air Force on the reactivation of the 730th Air Mobility Training Squadron "The Rebels' at Altus Air Force Base (AFB). The Squadron was reactivated at a formal ceremony with Colonel-select Jonathan Philebaum assuming command of the unit this morning at Altus AFB.
"Today's ceremony culminates an effort started back in April 2009 when I announced the Air Force decision to stand up the associate reserve squadron at Altus," said Inhofe. "With the 730th AMTS located at Altus, the Air Force now has a reserve squadron that will enhance both the flying training mission at Altus and overall operational tanker and airlift capability of the Air Force. This activation remedies the fact that the 97th Flight Training Wing was the only wing in the 19th Air Force that did not have an associated reserve unit. The community of Altus and the Military Affairs Committee have worked hard for this and their efforts are to be commended."
On behalf of Inhofe, Anthony Lazarski attended today's ceremony at Altus AFB.