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  • Resilient, Ready: MHAFB maintains readiness amid COVID-19 pandemic

    As COVID-19 and its impact on the Air Force attempts to cast a shadow on daily operations, members of the MHAFB community continue to maintain quality training and mission execution. Gunfighters are doing their part in keeping birds in the air and boots on the ground through persistent and innovative trainings and placing critical personnel where needed to be successful. Even as work schedules adjust to counter the COVID-19 pandemic, squadrons push forward with the resources they have in support of the mission.
  • School liaison officer continues support of Airmen and Families amid COVID-19 pandemic

    MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho -- COVID-19’s rampant spread around the world has men and women everywhere taking extra precautions to protect and provide for their families. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, school liaison officer Allen “Chief Nix” Niksich, from the 366th Force Support Squadron, continues to work and take care of Airmen and their families.
  • Chaplains take care of Airmen, Families during pandemic

    COVID-19 has changed how the Air Force must approach day-to-day operations. The 366th Fighter Wing Chapel has adopted that adaptive mindset to ensure they can still take care of Airmen and families.
  • Fighter Squadrons face off in the Annual Load Crew Competition

    U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Elmehdi Berrissoul, 391st Fighter Squadron lead crew team chief, monitors the process of securing an Air Intercept Missile on the F-15E Strike Eagle during the Annual Load Crew Competition, Feb. 25, 2020, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. The Annual Load Crew Competition tests the knowledge and skills of the
  • New Project Management Flight makes MHAFB better for everyone

    Over the last year, contracting in the 366th Financial Acquisition Squadron has excelled due to the addition of a Project Management Flight.
  • MHAFB brings future faster with hand-held 3-D scanner

    As technology advances around the world, the Air Force continues to fly to new heights. The future is now and MHAFB is bringing it faster with the HandySCAN 3D, a hand-held 3-D scanner. The 366th Maintenance Squadron acquired the device in October 2019 and began training Airmen on the most efficient ways to use the scanner. The device allows Airmen to scan a structure, eliminating the need to hand-draw the structure on the computer.
  • F-15E Strike Eagle Nose Art

    When the 389th Fighter Squadron arrived at the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing, not one of their F-15E Strike Eagles were displaying nose art. However, with the work of one Airman, this has changed to ensure the aircrew will return home with designs on their noses and stronger bonds between them. “Nose Art dates well into World War I and became more embellished in World War II to help bring the warfighters a taste of home, a memory, place, significant other, or motto,” said Lt. Col. James, 389th Fighter Squadron commander. With a passion for art and design, an airman in the fighter squadron took the lead to create and transform the nose art for the squadron.
  • MHAFB first base in ACC to issue female cut plate carriers

    In order to efficiently do their job without feeling restricted, the 366th Security Forces Squadron ordered new cut plate carriers for female defenders. MHAFB is the first base in Air Combat Command to issue the female cut plate carriers.
  • Operations Support Squadron enhances readiness with the Real Time Traction Tool

    The Real Time Traction Tool is fastened to the bumper of the truck Feb. 14, 2020, on Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. The RT3 is part of the Certified Friction Measuring Equipment, and it is used for conducting friction tests. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Akeem K. Campbell)
  • Jet 87-173: Innovation keeps Air Force legend in the fight

    “If only fighter jets could talk, the stories they could tell,” said Brig. Gen. Mark Slocum, 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing Commander, and a renowned fighter pilot. Many jets become legends for their heroic feats in battle, but they are unable to tell their stories as they experienced them. Fortunately, legends never tell their own stories. This is the story of F-15E Strike Eagle, tail number 87-173, where it comes from and how innovation keeps it ready to bring the fight to the enemy.
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