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  • 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.
  • 726 ACS Honors Past Warriors, Strengthens Present Partnerships

    Since December, every Wednesday at 5:00 a.m., a small group of Airmen from the 726th Air Control Squadron could be seen heading east on Bomber Road with heavy rucksacks on their backs in the predawn darkness. Waking up that early on a cold Idaho winter morning to march 15+ miles with 35 pounds on their backs, before a workday, takes dedication and drive.
  • 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.
  • 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)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Unity: MHAFB religious affairs champions faith education

    Unit cohesion is a key element directly tied to mission success and Airman morale. It's brought about by the building of effective relationships and the practice of understanding differences. This ideal was championed by the MHAFB religious affairs when they constructed an interfaith council, Jan. 17, 2020. The vision for the program was born of the desire to educate. In the interfaith council program, people with different belief systems come together monthly to learn about each others’ faiths. The goal is not to convert, but to expand horizons and shed light on other belief systems.
  • Maddie Matters: How a Child’s Terminal Cancer Inspires an Air Force Family to Support, Love, Give

    “Your child has cancer.” How do you respond to that? Do you cry? Are you angry? Or do you step back and just breathe? For a parent, few words could carry more weight. 2nd Lt. Tyler Moore carries the weight of these words with him each day. It’s his reality. A reality he never asked for.
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