AETC Altus Trophy

Presented by the
U.S. Air Force Air Education Training Command
in partnership with the Altus Military Affairs Committee

Nomination Packets are Due by November 30, 2018, and should be mailed to:

Military Affairs Committee-Altus Trophy
Attn: Dr. Joe Leverett
Altus Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 518
Altus OK 73522

This prestigious honor is awarded annually to recognize the Air Force community which provides the finest support to it’s AETC Unit.

  • AETC/PA provides Altus Military Affairs Committee list of eligible units and contact information.
  • The nomination process is managed and facilitated by the Altus Military Affairs Committee.
  • Altus Military Affairs Committee sends info to the Wing CC, AETC Civic Group Members and local Chambers of Commerce.
  • The nomination package is to be prepared and submitted by the local community group that provides support to the AETC unit.
  • Nomination packages for the 2018 award must be based on documented activities from November 1, 2017, through October 31, 2018.
Below are the packets submitted by the 2017 Altus Trophy finalists.  Please feel free to review them if it will help you in compiling your packet, and congratulations to the winner for 2017 – KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE AND THE BILOXI BAY AREA!
You can also download the pdf version of the 2017 Altus Trophy Letter from the AETC Commander, which includes the 2017 Altus Trophy Nomination Process.
Previous winners include San Antonio, TX (2016); Montgomery, AL (2015); San Angelo, TX (2014); Enid, OK (2013); Del Rio, TX (2012); Wichita Falls, TX (2011); and Columbus, MS (2010).
A Selection Panel of Altus Military Affairs Committee members will judge the entries and determine the finalists. Former AETC Commanders have also agreed to participate in the selection process and help choose from those finalists. Results are then forwarded to AETC Public Affairs with the final approval being given by the Air Education and Training Command Commander.
The 2017 winner will be announced during the first quarter of 2018, and the traveling trophy will be awarded during a ceremony in the winning community.
If you would like to nominate your community for this award please contact the Altus Chamber of Commerce at (580) 482-0210.


Nomination packets should include:
  1. Table of Contents
  2. Executive summary from your Chamber of Commerce
    • Why and how you collaborate with the base
    • Summary of activities to be considered- statement from the person submitting
  3. Letters of endorsement
  4. Community description
    • Population, proximity to a metropolitan area
    • Base Description
      • AETC Unit Description
      • History
      • Past Awards
  5. Military Affairs/Armed Services Relations Committee description
    • Membership composition
    • History of the program
  6. Supporting Supplementary Material
    • News/Press coverage
    • Magazine articles
    • Events that support the military and their families stationed at the installation
Note: Nomination Package should not exceed a 3″ binder. Page protectors are preferred. Package should be tabbed according to table of contents.
A PDF version of the packet (also formatted as outlined above, including table of contents) must also be submitted via email, CD/DVD or Flash Media.