Tag: Mountain Home Air Force Base
  • Gunfighters Maintain Readiness in Gunslinger 21-05

    The U.S Air Force has many ways of maintaining Airmen's readiness. This usually involves varying training exercises to put Airmen's skills to the test through numerous scenarios. The 366th Fighter Wing Inspector General (IG) spent five months planning the most recent Phase II exercise, Gunslinger 21-05. 
  • Mountain Home Air Force Base Tackles the COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

    The mission of the United States Air Force is airpower, anytime and anywhere. Airmen are expected to respond to situations around the world, even during a pandemic. By being fully vaccinated, service members maintain mission readiness without location restrictions. The United States military is committed to mission readiness, agility, and the health of service members and their families. On Aug. 24, 2021, the Pentagon mandated that all U.S. military service members be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Nov. 2, 2021.
  • Boise Mayor, Lauren McLean, visits Mountain Home Air Force Base

    On Sept. 08, 2021, Boise Mayor, Lauren McLean, visited the base as part of the Orientation Flight Program. Civic leaders are selected only whenever the mission allows. The purpose of the program is to increase public understanding and support of weapon system, its mission, and its role in national defense. During her visit McLean learned about how daily work is done on base. She also got an opportunity to fly backseat with Col. Lucas Teel, 366th Fighter Wing deputy commander of operations.
  • Col. Ernesto DiVittorio tours 366th CES

    U.S. Air Force Col. Ernesto DiVittorio, 366th Fighter Wing commander at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, goes on a tour of the 366th Civil Engineer Squadron (CES), Sept. 03, 2021. The goal of the tour, is to demonstrate 366th CES wartime readiness through simulations and exercises such as the Rapid Airfield Damage and Repair.
  • Potential GPS Interruptions

    From September 7 - 12, Mountain Home Air Force Base will be conducting training South-southeast of Bruneau in the vicinity of Saylor Creek Range. It is possible that devices in that area which rely on GPS may experience intermittent interruptions in signal between 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. during these dates. Those who have GPS enabled agricultural equipment or other devices that rely on GPS may be impacted during this time. We will also work with the Idaho Farm Bureau to disseminate this information.
  • Col. Ernesto DiVittorio assumes command of the 366th FW Gunfighters

    U.S. Air Force Col. Ernesto M. DiVittorio assumed command of the 366th Fighter Wing, during the assumption of command ceremony at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Aug. 27, 2021. As the wing commander, DiVittorio takes on leadership of over 4,000 military and civilian members, known as Gunfighters. The base supports 18 squadrons, including one comprised of members from the Republic of Singapore Air Force and one tenant unit. He will also be responsible for the F-15E and F-15SG fighter aircraft that are assigned to the base.
  • Margaret Chase Smith; Congressional Trailblazer

    In honor of Women’s Equality Day, the anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote in the United States, let us look back on the life of Margaret Chase Smith, a woman of many firsts and a key figure in increasing women’s roles in the military.
  • 366th LRS and 21st AS offloads cargo from a C-17

    On, Aug. 16, 2021, the 366th Logistics Readiness Squadron (LRS) Airmen retrieved cargo from a recent deployment at Guam, Andersen Air Force Base as part of a cargo deployment function. The 366th LRS Airmen had multiple groups within the squadron that assisted in the retrieval of the cargo such as Ground Transportation and the Log Planners, and they also had assistance from the 21st Airlift Squadron Airmen from Travis Air Force Base, California. After they offload the shipment, the 366th LRS Airmen notify the Log Planners to other squadrons to pick up their cargo.
  • 726th ACS competes in Radio Frequency Rodeo Competition

    The 726th Air Control Squadron engaged in a radio frequency rodeo competition Aug. 4, 2021. In this competition, two teams of radio technicians must build two antennas, a Ground Multiband Terminal and an Airbus Ranger. The first team to build the two antennas is the winner.
  • Improving our Air Force with the HoloLens 2

    The 366th Fighter Wing Air Force Repair Enhancement Program (AFREP) technicians now have the HoloLens 2. This is a wireless head mounted augmented reality device that allows service members to touch, grasp and move holograms like it is a real object.

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