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  • 366th Fighter Wing Activates 389th, 391st Fighter Generation Squadrons

    MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho—On Dec. 3, 2021, the 366th Fighter Wing (FW) activated two Fighter Generation Squadrons (FGS), in place of the previous aircraft maintenance organizational structure, to realign with the Combat Oriented Maintenance Organization (COMO) model.
  • Fighter Squadrons compete in a Quarterly Load Crew, Dedicated Crew Chief and Jammer Vehicle competition

    On, July 9, 2021, three competitions occurred on base: A Quarterly Load Crew (QLC) competition, a Dedicated Crew Chief (DCC) competition and a Jammer vehicle competition. Each competition is between the three Fighter Squadrons (FS) 391st FS, 389th FS and 428th FS. The QLC competition tests load crews from each squadron on their skill and speed on loading ammunition to an aircraft. The DCC competition tests the dedicated crew chief and assistant crew chief on their knowledge of the aircraft, the effectiveness of team dynamics, their organization and form documentation. Lastly, the Jammer Vehicle competition tests the driver’s skill in operating the vehicle.
  • 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.”
  • Gunfighters demonstrate air dominance at Checkered Flag 21-1

    Off the shores of Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, the radios are crackling with the sound of the 389th Fighter Squadron “Thunderbolts” flying in Checkered Flag 21-1, the Defense Department’s largest air-to-air exercise.
  • Pit stop! Gunfighters quick-turn F-15Es with ICT exercise

    With tires changed and a full fuel tank, the simultaneous work of the pit crew pays off - the wheels hit the ground running and the race resumes in a matter of seconds. Like the National Association for Race Car Auto Racing (NASCAR), the 366th Fighter Wing placed and pulled chocks Oct. 7, 2020, as they raced against time to put F-15E Strike Eagles back into the air.
  • 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.
  • Agile, Mobile: MHAFB adaptive basing training

    MHAFB conducted an adaptive basing exercise July 17th, 2019, in order to Spark innovation by finding new and versatile methods for air operations. The Gunfighter team practiced adaptive basing strategies by constructing a training exercise and utilizing a simulated air strip to optimize their training.
  • Gunfighters train with Hill F-35s during Combat Archer, Hammer

    The 388th and 419th Fighter Wings recently completed two exercises over three weeks here known as Combat Hammer and Combat Archer from Aug. 6-24 as part of the Air Force’s annual Weapons System Evaluation Program.
  • 389th FS conducts tactical training with the 14th AS

    Airmen from the 14th Airlift Squadron at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., came to Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, to participate in tactical training with aircrew from the 389th Fighter Squadron. The training focused on enhancing the coalition between mobility and fighter aircrafts.
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