Renovations make visiting units feel at home

MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho -- The 366th Fighter Wing continues to renovate Building 1363 here for the first time in several decades which serves as a host office for visiting units.

Since 2012, building 1363 has welcomed over 88 units and 7,857 personnel from across the world. 

“1363 is a central point for visiting units to operate out of to complete [their] mission requirements,” Tech. Sgt. Scott Chamberlain, 366th FW NCO in charge of wing plans. 

Some of the renovations include new paint, photographs of the Gunfighters’ history, upgrades in the heritage room, and two 50-inch flat screens to show flying schedules, step briefings and weather.

“The intent is to preserve the heritage from the past while making visitors feel at home,” Chamberlain said.

While the renovations are there to improve hospitality and efficiency, the improvements also aim to enhance capabilities given to those that visit Gunfighter country.

“1363 makes our visitors’ job easier with the resources offered here,” said Master Sgt. Daniel Georgianna, 366th FW receptions and plans superintendent.

The building was originally constructed in 1971 and has since provided visiting service members a place to operate out of and prepare for training.

“There was a lot of space and everything was clean when we arrived. That made our arrival welcoming,” said U.S. Navy Lt. Keven Rafter, Tactical Electronic Warfare Attack Squadron (VAQ-134) EA-18G Growler Pilot. 

Future upgrades will include new trim, lighting and several other quality of life improvements.

“We are always looking for ways to make our visitors feel more at home,” Chamberlin said.