366 Fighter Wing
Mountain Home AFB and the 366th Wing have a rich history that stretches back more than 50 years to the United States' entry into World War II. Although the wing itself was
not activated until after World War II, it shares the World War II heritage of the 366th Operations Group, whose precursor organization, the 366th Fighter Group, stood up
about the same time the base was being built. In early 1991, the Air Force announced that the 366th would become the Air Force's premier "air intervention" composite wing.
Over the next decade the wing operated with fighters, bombers and tankers. After the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the consolidation of the Air Force's KC-135 and B-1 force led to the
reallocation of the wing's bombers and tankers to McConnell AFB, Kansas, and Ellsworth AFB, S.D. The wing was also home to F-16CJ Fighter Falcon aircraft from 1991 to
March 2007. The F-16CJs left the base in another effort to consolidate from multiple airframes to one at Air Force installations across the country.