• 366th Fighter Wing engages in Phase II training exercise

    Squadrons from across Mountain Home Air Force Base participated in Phase II exercise. This exercise trains Airmen on how to effectively work in a contested environment while also in Mission-Oriented Personal Protective gear.
  • Run Toward the Fire: My journey through mental illness

     Suicide has been a part of my Air Force journey. It took a conversation with someone I trust and respect greatly, who also happens to be a mental health professional, to realize that suicide came nearer to defining my own story than I’d been willing to admit.“I’m going to give you one piece of advice,” he said.“Run toward the fire.”I had been
  • 34th Fighter Generation Squadron completes Agile Combat Employment exercise

    MT. HOME AIR FORCE BASE, IDAHO – Pilots and maintainers from the 388th Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, enhanced their deployed agility with the F-35A Lightning II during an exercise here last week.From April 27-30, Airmen from the 34th Fighter Squadron and 34th Fighter Generation Squadron completed an Agile Combat Employment (ACE)
  • Mountain Home public schools get upgrades thanks to DCIP grant

    The Defense Communities Infrastructure Program (DCIP) approved a grant for tile and upgrade projects within the Elmore County School District, Mar. 22-26, in Mountain Home, Idaho.
  • 428th FS finishes Red Flag 21-2, adapts to new challenges

    The Buccaneers from the 428th Fighter Squadron Peace Carvin V recently participated in Red Flag 21-2, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. Red Flag allows for joint interoperability between the U.S. Air Force and partnered nations providing an opportunity to plan and work together to achieve mission success. (U.S. Air Force video by Senior Airman
  • Stephensen Family tours Stephensen Elementary

    On, April 22, 2021, Mark Stephensen II, Kristen Rathbun, and Kyler Stephensen toured Stephensen Elementary, with school principal, Phillip McCluskey as their tour guide. The school was named after their late father, Col. Mark L. Stephensen, a U.S. Air Force pilot who was shot down during the Vietnam war, April 29, 1967.
  • Fighter Squadrons compete in the Quarterly Load Crew Competition

    U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Autumn Willingham, 389th Fighter Squadron load crew member, installs a fin to an Air Intercept Missile, April 16, 2021, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. The Quarterly Load Crew Competition tests the speed and skill of a three-man crew loading ammunition to an aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class
  • 389th FS Airmen aid injured drivers in Las Vegas

    “Our driver, Staff Sgt. Briones, exclaimed, ‘Oh my God there’s been an accident,’” said Tech Sgt. Christopher Knaus, 389th Fighter Squadron weapons load crew chief. “I looked up and saw three cars had just collided in front of us, creating almost a perfect triangle. Reacting quickly and safely, Briones stopped our vehicle (15-pax van) and informed us of the accident. It was unanimously decided that we would help out as much as we could until first responders arrived.”
  • U.S. Air Force Rolls Out New Mission Statement

    PENTAGON, Virginia – The Air Force released its new mission statement: To fly, fight, and win … Airpower anytime, anywhere. This change emphasizes the primary competitive advantage and capabilities that Airpower provides to the nation and joint operations. The ability to fight and win with Airpower is key to facing emerging competitors and near-peer adversaries, according to service leaders.

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