Mountain Home is the county seat of Elmore County, in Southern Idaho. The population in the 2010 census was 14,206.
Originally founded as a post office at Rattlesnake Station, a stagecoach stop on the Overland Stage Line, about seven miles east of the city. With the addition of the Oregon Short Line railroad in 1883, the post office was moved downhill and west to the city's present site.
Mountain Home Air Force Base, an Air Combat Command installation, is located 12 miles southwest of the city. Opened in 1943 during World War II, MHAFB was originally a bomber training base and later an operational SAC bomber and missile base (1953-65). It switched to TAC and fighters in January 1966; TAC was succeeded by ACC in 1992.
Upon receiving notification of your pending assignment here, you should have been assigned a sponsor from your receiving unit. If you don't have a sponsor and need one, call the Airman and Family Readiness Center at (208) 828-2458.
Your sponsor should help you get acquainted with the base as well as help you with any housing needs you may have, whether you are a family needing a home or a single Airman who will be residing in the dormitories.
From Boise International Airport (BOI)
The closest airport to Mountain Home Air Force Base is Boise International Airport which is located approximately 50 miles from the base. There are limited shuttle services from the airport to MHAFB. Contact the Mountain Home Shuttle Service at 580-1887 for transportation.
1. I-84 West From Twin Falls - Take Exit 95 toward Mountain Home/Fairfield onto American Legion. Continue down American Legion (about 2 miles) to a one-way left turn onto Main Street. Continue on Main Street, which turns into ID-67 for approximately 10 miles to the front gate of MHAFB.
2. I-84 East From Boise - Take Exit 90 toward Mountain Home/Bruneau onto ID-51. Continue on ID-51 for about 7 miles through the town of Mountain Home. ID-51 will turn into ID-67; continue for approximately 10 miles to the front gate of MHAFB.
The Sagebrush Inn on MHAFB features 35 temporary lodging facility units of which seven are pet friendly, six distinguished visitor quarters and 111 regular rooms with private bathrooms.
A customer is generally considered to be Priority 1 when on orders and Priority 2 for all others. The reservations line is open 24-hours a day, 7-days a week; reservations are taken/made on a first-come, first-served basis without regard to grade. Space-available reservations can be made up to 30 days in advance for up to three days. The front desk is open 24 hours daily. Call (208) 828-5200 for more information.
If you are PCSing to or from MHAFB you may coordinate a room in the TLF through the Sagebrush Inn; accommodations are both pet and child friendly. The TLF facilities are a new addition to the base and feature a playground as well as other basic amenities.
Distinguished visitors to base holding the rank of 0-6 or above should contact the protocol office at (208) 828-4536 to reserve lodging.
Are pets allowed on base? Yes, as long as these rules are obeyed:
1. Pets must be confined at their residence by having them chained, fenced, penned and exercised under the immediate owner's control (leashed). Owners may exercise their animals off leash in open areas (parks, desert, etc.) if the pet is under positive voice control of a responsible individual.
2. Pets are to be adequately housed, fed and watered. Cleaning up after pets is a daily task.
3. Pets must be registered with the base veterinarian office.
4. Family households on-base are limited to two pets (cats and/or dogs). Approval for more than two pets must be obtained in writing through the housing office from the 366th Mission Support Group commander. Wild or exotic animals, such as snakes, ferrets, etc., are not allowed in base housing.
Mountain Home is well informed on the base and its mission and is very supportive of the military community.
The 366th Fighter Wing's Fiscal Year 2012 direct financial impact on the local area is approximately $516.8 million.
Are you considering signing a lease? If you have questions about your rights under the Service Member's Civil Relief Act including early termination due to PCS or deployments, please contact the 366th Fighter Wing Legal Office at 208-828-2238 or visit them at their office in Building 512.
The 366 LRS platform scale utilized by members of the FW to attain weight tickets for their official Personally Procured Moves (i.e. PCS, Local moves) is currently down. We have initiated a request for repair and at the moment have no timeframe as to when it will be operational. As an alternative, members may utilize the scales available in Mountain Home; please see the list below for the two available locations.
890 W 6th St (off Airbase Rd)
Mountain Home, ID 83647
Hours: M-F / 0800-1700
Fee: $5 each weigh
Pilot Travel Center
1050 US-20 (off I-84)
Mountain Hone, ID 83647
Fee: $12/$2 each additional weigh on same day
These locations do charge a fee to utilize their scales but members may claim this expense when filing their voucher. If there are any questions concerning this information contact the Personal Property Office at DSN 728-1794.
The Traffic Management Office handles all household goods and privately owned vehicles shipping issues. The mountain Home AFB TMO office is open Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
For those individuals shipping privately owned vehicles from overseas, the closest port is in Seattle, WA.
For more information, contact the Traffic Management Office at DSN: (208) 728-1466.
MHAFB's hospital is all inclusive, featuring a 24-hour Urgent Care Center as well as a pharmacy, women's health, lab, dental clinic, flight medicine, primary care physicians and labor and delivery.
Appointment line: (208) 828-7900.
The Military Personnel Flight customer service desk can assist in resolving a variety of issues. The most known issues include obtaining/updating military and dependent ID card, DEERS enrollment and SGLI issues.
For more information contact the customer service desk at (208) 828-2133.
Customer service hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The Child Development Program is designed to provide a safe and healthy environment for children, uniquely designed to accommodate each child's developmental level. The programs are continuously evaluated for quality and compliance with the highest standards.
The Mountain Home AFB Child Development Program is certified by the Department of Defense and is fully accredited by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs (NAEYC).
For more information contact the Mountain Home Air Force Base Child Development Center at (208) 828-3436: Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
The Airman and Family Readiness Center provides professional assistance to develop and maintain resilient airman and families, enabling them to adapt, grow and thrive while serving at home or abroad in the Air Force.
They provide education and consultation to all active duty, retirees, civilian employees and their families. Covering a wide range of human and family services, such as deployments, employment, marriage and parenting classes. They also support personal Finances, relocations and self-Improvements.
For more information contact the Airman and Family Readiness Center at (208) 828-2458.
From dances to hang nights, sports tournaments to crafts, kids are sure to find something they enjoy at the Youth Center. Youth Programs offers programming for children ages 6 through 18. The center is affiliated with the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and 4-H. Exciting and challenging programs are offered, giving youth opportunities to learn, win prizes, awards and national recognition.
They host several clubs for a variety of age ranges and interests. Make sure to ask us about T.R.A.I.L and Jr. T.R.A.I.L (outdoor adventure combined with leadership) Health & Fitness Club, Y.E.S, Youth Employment Skills, a scholarship based volunteer program. Congressional Awards, Power Hour, the Keystone/Torch Club, and many more! We also offer an ever-changing variety of classes, including Kidnastics and Dynamic Dance.
Youth Programs has a year-round sports program for children ages 4 to 18. Registration fees vary by sport. Volunteer coaches are needed for baseball, T-ball, soccer, basketball, roller hockey, cheerleading, and more. (Youths ages six and older must be a Youth Programs member throughout the sport season to participate.)
Our Nationally Accredited School-Age Program provides supervised, developmentally appropriate programming for children 6 to 12 years of age during the hours before and after school, on school holidays, and during the summer and winter school breaks. Children of active duty military and Department of Defense civilians are eligible to participate in the School-Age Program. Fees are based on total family income.
For those wanting family activities, we offer skate nights, carnivals, and various other family events throughout the year. Please Note: If you would like to request a "Youth" Sponsor for your child/children, please contact us about "Kids in Touch With Kids" (208) 828-2501.