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  • 389th FS returns from extended deployment

    After an extended deployment supporting OPERATION INHERENT RESOLVE due to COVID-19, the 389th FS makes their return on the flight-line, hearing the sounds of celebration and the echoes of fellow Airmen saying welcome back.
  • Honoring an Airman's Legacy: rise of the Dugan Field name

    When residents of MHAFB come across Dugan Field Park, not much is known about how the park got its name. In fact, the name was almost considered to be renamed. After a thorough investigation, recovered documents from old news outlets that contained information about the origin of the Dugan field name could be historically identified.
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Dynamic Force: 366th CES defines readiness

    To be a truly dynamic force is to master versatility, flexibility and teamwork. The 366th Civil Engineer Squadron led the way in developing multi-capable Airmen by conducting their Base Emergency Engineer Force (BEEF) training, Jan. 23, 2020. This month’s training is unique because it serves to equip Airmen with skills from other career fields for the purpose of increasing their capability and preparedness for rapid deployment.
  • An American Airman: MHAFB honors late Gunfighter

    The men and women of Mountain Home Air Force Base bid a final farewell to a fellow Gunfighter at a memorial ceremony to honor his memory, Jan. 16, 2020. On Dec. 20, 2019, The 391st Fighter Squadron’s roll call was absent one voice. Capt. Ryan S. Gipson, call sign “Rooster”, was the 391st FS’s wing munitions manager. He passed away after battling medical complications. While his passing was felt in the hearts of all who knew him, his memory was immortalized in a moving memorial ceremony.
  • Gunfighter Airmen give back to community through basketball

    MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho – It’s always good to have Airmen who set their eyes on giving back. Senior Airman Aarien Foster, 366th Equipment Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural maintenance journeyman, used his passion for basketball and skills as a leader to start a basketball program in order to bring the Gunfighter community together. Foster launched the plan to assemble a team after arriving to Mountain Home AFB and learning they didn’t have one.
  • TDY to Chile strengthens strategic relationships, enhances readiness, saves resources

    When nations clash, a strong partnership can mean the difference between victory or defeat. That’s why the U.S. Air Force actively prioritizes strengthening our relationships. Simply put, we are stronger together. Chile is one of the United States’ most well-established partners. Tech. Sgt. Ian Messer and Tech. Sgt. Edgar Ayala, both 366th Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion craftsmen, recently spent a month-long temporary duty (TDY) at Cerro Moreno Air Base in Antofagasta, Chile. Their mission was to train the Chilean airmen how to save money, time and manpower through hands-on training on jet engine fan blade repairs for the F100-Pratt and Whitney-W-220 jet engines.
  • 726th ACS exercise enhances readiness, rapid global mobility, builds leaders

    On the outskirts of base, a dirt road strays away from the comforts of civilization and deeper into the high desert. Luckily, the Air Force doesn’t need comfort or civilization to operate. The 726th Air Control Squadron refined their adaptive basing capabilities during Hardrock Exercise 19-2, July 9-19, 2019, at the Mobile Operating Air Base (MOAB) within Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho.
  • The 726th ACS ensures mission readiness

    The 726th Air Control Squadron focuses on accuracy and accountability during the preparation for their deployment exercise. As the Airmen in the 726th ACS prepare vehicles for an exercise, their training serves to decrease mission obstacles and increase mobile efficiency down range.
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