• MHAFB Airman wins 2014 AFA Juanita Redmond award

    A clinical nurse officer from the 366th Medical Operations Squadron recently received the Air Force Association's highest honor in the field of nursing - The Juanita Redmond Award.Capt. Stephanie Doane, 366th MDOS urgent care center clinical nurse, earned the award for her distinguished service."Winning this award has meant so many things to me,"
  • Ambassadors in blue

    Six of the most highly-polished fighter jets in the country line Mountain Home Air Force Base's runway with their engines idling, ready to demonstrate the precision of American air power.With anticipation in the crowd building, the red, white and blue F-16 Fighting Falcons finally race down the tarmac; the vibrations and roar of the afterburners
  • Running the flightline

    A job starting off in the office with phone calls, planning, scheduling, meetings and Airmen needing guidance, can quickly turn into a job involving being out on the vast flightline inspecting every square inch for any hazards, or having to handle an aircraft disaster.Senior Master Sgt. Robert T. Dickey has been in the Air Force for 19 years. He
  • One of Boise's finest flies with Thunderbirds

    Arriving early at 6:30 a.m., David Cavanaugh went through equipment checks and his medical briefing Sept. 19, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. Cavanaugh explained many different thoughts went through his mind before the flight.As part of the Hometown Heroes Flight Program, Cavanaugh, a sergeant with the Boise Police Department, flew with the
  • Mobility takes Idaho by storm

    Backstage, fatigue from a week on the road and daily performances weighs heavily as the bandsmen psych themselves up for the last show of their tour.The assembled high school audience was already being stirred into fervor by the student body president with all the spirit of homecoming week. The band's drummer explodes with a gut busting solo,
  • Never the same, never forgotten

    Just another normal day across the United States, people going to work or school, until suddenly out of a clear blue sky two planes crashed into the towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. On September 11, 2001, 19 militants associated with the Islamic extremist group al-Qaeda hijacked four airliners and carried out suicide attacks
  • Uncommon gallantry: Remembering Bernard Fisher

    He had to go back, the decision was made. The rescue helicopter was more than 30 minutes away and Myers could be injured or in danger of being taken prisoner.He was going back.Retired Col. Bernard Fisher, who risked his life landing his A-1E Skyraider to rescue a fellow pilot while North Vietnamese troops unleashed a storm of bullets toward him,
  • Aircraft work together, hone combat edge

    The flight line is shrouded in mist as Navy maintenance personnel prepare an EA-18G Growler for the individuals in green flight suits. Amongst a sea of Navy sailors, Air Force pilots work hand-in-hand with the Navy.As the Navy leads the way in electronic attack, the Air Force trains and flies missions alongside our sister service. "The way I tie in
  • UCC; caring for the body, soul

    Hospital doors are thrown open as a screaming, crying woman staggers inside, pleading for help. Medical personnel rush to assist the woman as she collapses on the sterile white floor.Scenes like this are a common occurrence on television, but when this happens for real, medical personnel at Mountain Home Air Force Base are trained and experienced
  • Bombs bring T-Bolts and Black Knights together

    Sunlight pours across everything in sight while the oppressive heat sets in, yet the local time is barely past 9 a.m.Maintenance personnel walk assuredly toward five menacing F-18F Super Hornets. This walk is one they have done millions of times.This scene is different for members of VFA 154, Naval Air Station Lemoore, Calif. Today more than 75