Welcome to Mountain Home!
Located about 10 miles from the town of Mountain Home (population ~14,000), Mountain Home Air Force Base is home to the 366th Fighter Wing, the 726th Range Control Squadron, the 266th Range Squadron (Idaho Air National Guard), and Peace Carvin V (Republic of Singapore Air Force). The base has a single runway and flies U.S. F-15E and Singapore F-15SG fighters. No matter to which of those units you’re assigned, we’re all known as the Gunfighters.
If you and your family are moving to Idaho for the first time, I know you have many questions about the base, housing, community, schools, employment, and what the area has to offer. I encourage you to attend Right Start, organized by the Airman and Family Readiness Center. It’s a great opportunity to meet others and receive valuable information about the base and the community. Additionally, your sponsor is an excellent guide to help you learn about the base. The Mountain Home Air Force Base Gunfighters Facebook page, mhafbfun.com and the myAFlife app offer information to start planning for a great life in Mountain Home. Once you arrive, Key Spouses in your squadron are a great source of information and assistance.
If you’re interested in base housing, you’ll find most houses are relatively new and built within the last 10 to 15 years. Balfour Beatty manages and maintains the privatized housing, and their website has pictures, floor plans, and information about various community events and the company. The base community has several playgrounds, running/biking trails, and a new community center with an outdoor splash park. Information about housing in the surrounding communities is available at the Automated Housing Referral Network website.
The Gunfighter Airman and Family Readiness Center offers many programs to educate and assist Air Force families. Heart Link, a quarterly program for spouses new to the Air Force, is useful in understanding many of the additional services offered by the AFRC and other base agencies that support and assist families. For those considering volunteer work or paid employment, AFRC staff are a great resource. Additionally, the School Liaison Officer is a good point of contact for your questions about schools (public and private, on and off base), in addition to home-schooling.
Although Mountain Home AFB may seem a bit isolated, Idaho has a lot to offer; and the 366th Force Support Squadron knows how to find it. From whitewater rafting the Payette and Snake Rivers to snowmobiling next to bison in Yellowstone National Park, our Outdoor Adventure Program is ready to serve. Perhaps you’d like to meet friends for lunch, check out a good book, or train for the next marathon. The FSS operates the library, Gunfighter Club, Youth Center, swimming pool, golf course, and much more. Check out their most recent calendar of events and see what is planned for the next two months on base, or take a look at the Unearthing Idaho travel blog to learn about local attractions.
The 366th Fighter Wing leadership team wants your time as a Gunfighter to be one of your most memorable assignments in the Air Force. Jeff and I look forward to serving with you.
366th Fighter Wing Commander's Spouse