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An F-15E Strike Eagle taxis down the runway during Gunfighter Flag 18-1 Dec. 13, 2017, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. Gunfighter Flag 18-1 took place Dec. 11-15, simulating joint service operations that might be encountered in a deployed environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jeremy D. Wolff) Military branches come together for combat training
The 366th Fighter Wing is located in the middle of nowhere in southern Idaho, nearly an hour away from a large city. Not exactly the description of a place one would expect military forces from every U.S. service and foreign allies would be excited to visit. In reality, Mountain Home’s 110,000 acre range provides an ideal training setting with one of the biggest air spaces in the country, and exercises like Gunfighter Flag that accommodate joint service combat training to simulate deployed situations.
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The 366th and 124th Fighter Wings walk through emergency checklists in a response exercise at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Nov. 30, 2016. The two wings collaborated on updating and improving checklists, while training for a mass accident response. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Kevyn Stinett/Released) Gunfighters streamline emergency planning with Gowen Field
Col. Jefferson O’Donnell, 366th Fighter Wing commander, welcomed Gowen Field leadership, Nov. 30, to prepare and train base agencies on how to respond to a large-scale emergency if it were to happen between the two bases. The 366th and 124th FW came together for the first recorded table-top mass accident response exercise, reviewing emergency scenarios step-by-step over a working lunch.
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