• Joseph Medicine Crow: Winter Man Warrior

    Joseph Medicine Crow was born on Oct. 27, 1913 in the Crow Indian Reservation, Montana. His birth name was Winter Man, named by a Sioux man who happened to be visiting when Joseph was born. The Sioux and the Crow tribes had fought each other at various times before Native American reservation systems were put in place. The Sioux man named Joseph “Winter Man” in honor of the fighting he took part in against the Crow people, having personally survived injuries sustained during the winter.
  • Air Combat Command Leadership Visits Mountain Home AFB

    Gen. Mark Kelly, commander of Air Combat Command, and Chief Master Sgt. David Wade, command chief of ACC, visited Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Nov. 7-10, 2021. During the visit, Gunfighters illustrated 366th Fighter Wing priorities and initiatives aimed at modernizing to become the force we need with recent lessons learned from agile combat employment within the Pacific theater, and highlighted quality of life indicators that impact Airmen readiness and the mission.
  • Gunfighters Maintain Mission Readiness in Gunslinger 21-06

    Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho completed their Phase II Exercise, Gunslinger 21-06 on Oct. 25-29, 2021. Members from across the 366th Fighter Wing completed their second Phase II exercise this month, to test each functional area’s capability and readiness during war operations through simulated chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear explosive incidents. 
  • Air Force announces changes for enlisted promotion recommendation points

    Air Force officials recently announced changes to the Enlisted Evaluation System’s promotion recommendation point matrix.
  • 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. 
  • Sharing passions through history

    In the 1860’s ten men in Idaho sought out to find gold in the Boise Basin, and they found it. This finding set one of the largest migrations in America into motion. As more gold was found, the more people moved to the area, which continues to this day. This history is what drew U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Chris Christman, Vehicle Maintenance, 266th Range Squadron, to buy a claim in the Boise Basin 10 years ago.
  • 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.
  • Myths and facts about the vax — debunking common COVID-19 vaccine myths

    The COVID-19 vaccine has been mandated across the Department of Defense and despite its demonstrated effectiveness and safety, a host of myths have left some Airmen and Guardians hesitant to receive it. While social media posts and some news outlets may make it harder to keep up with what is fact or fiction, the science is clear … approved COVID-19 vaccines work.
  • 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.

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