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Department of the Air Force
575 Gunfighter Avenue
Mountain Home AFB, ID 83648-5237
Compared to the rest of the country, Mountain Home Metro Area's cost of living has been 15% lower than the national average. Ensure to look at your budget and prepare for the change in BAH rates. If needed you are welcome to call and speak with one of our certified financial counselors at 208-828-2458 to create a budget and spend plan.
School Age Children
If you are arriving during the school year and you have school age children, you will need your children's immunization records and school records available to you. For further information call the school district office. They can answer all your specific school-related questions. There is only one school district which includes Mountain Home and Mountain Home AFB in the local area. You may also contact the School Liaison Officer at 208-599-0412 for assistance with local school information.
Housing your pets immediately upon arrival is always a concern. There are a few kennels located in Mountain Home. If you plan on arriving during the weekend, make arrangements prior to your arrival since the kennels are normally closed. All dogs and cats on base must be registered and immunized against rabies. Members residing in base housing are allowed two pets only.
Important Phone Numbers
Mountain Home AFB Command Post can be contacted at 208-828-5800 or 1-800-310-9924. The Command Post can be reached at DSN 312-728-5800.
A major concern for people arriving from the eastern United States or any other large metropolis areas are our long deserted roads. Gas stations and other facilities are not always readily available, be prepared for emergencies, pack accordingly.
Although Mountain Home AFB may seem a bit isolated, Idaho has a lot to offer; and the 366th Force Support Squadron knows how to find it. From whitewater rafting the Payette and Snake Rivers to snowmobiling next to bison in Yellowstone National Park, our Outdoor Adventure Program is ready to serve. Perhaps you’d like to meet friends for lunch, check out a good book, or train for the next marathon. The FSS operates the library, Gunfighter Club, Youth Center, swimming pool, golf course, and much more.
For more information on what is happening around the base check out mhafbfun.com.
For base specific information, check out the 366th Mountain Home AFB website at mountainhome.af.mil.
Almost every squadron has a Facebook page, ensure to follow your squadrons page for their most up to date information. Many squadrons also have spouse specific pages, please share with your spouse (if applicable).
Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho is the home of the 366th Fighter Wing, which reports to Air Combat Command. Today the 366th Fighter Wing includes the firepower of F-15E Strike Eagles and the Republic of Singapore Air Force F-15SSG.
Our Mission: Prepare mission-ready Gunfighters to conduct military operations anytime, anywhere.
Our Vision: To be the Nation's most lethal and agile lead wing. One team consisting of empowered, innovative and resilient Gunfighters.
Mountain Home AFB and the 366th Fighter Wing have a rich history, stretching back more than 70 years to the United States’ entry into World War II. Our "Gunfighter" nickname was earned in 1967 when the 366th Tactical Fighter Wing was stationed at Da Nang Air Base, Vietnam. Pilots were missing opportunities to shoot down enemy MiGs because the missiles were ineffective at short ranges and the F-4C lacked a gun. However, innovative wing aircrew and maintainers worked together, mounted external 20-millimeter Gatling gun pods on the F-4Cs and developed new tactics, enabling pilots to score four MiG kills within the first month of operation. Soon other units followed suit. For the gun pod innovation and the 11 enemy MiG kills that followed, the wing earned a Presidential Unit Citation and the moniker of "Gunfighters."
Today, we continue the innovation and teamwork demonstrated by our predecessors while flying both the F-15E Strike Eagle and the Republic of Singapore Air Force F-15SG, preparing to fight our Nations’ wars today and in the future.
Boise, Idaho: 234,576
The City of Mountain Home: 14,451
Located on a high desert plateau between two large mountain ranges, Mountain Home AFB is situated about 50 miles southeast of Boise and 95 miles northwest of Twin Falls, Idaho. The city of Mountain Home, Idaho has a population of approximately 14,451. Mountain Home Air Force Base is approximately 3,000 feet above sea level, the climate has its ups and downs with summer high temperatures ranging from 85-100 degrees and lows hovering between 45-60 degrees. Winter high temperatures average 45 degrees, with lows averaging about 24 degrees.
The Boise Airport is approximately 40 miles from Mountain Home AFB. It is important to arrange transportation from the airport to your temporary lodging facility as public transportation is limited. Please reach out to your sponsor for assistance with transportation. If you find yourself without transportation, call the Command Post at 208-828-5800 for assistance.
No matter which direction you come from, take Idaho Interstate 84. From the airport, head southwest on W Airport Way. Continue on to Vista Connector Road. Turn Right to merge onto I-84 toward Mountain Home. Take exit 90 for I-84 toward State Hwy 51/State Hwy 67/Mountain Home/Bruneau. Merge onto I-84 BUS E/Old US 30/Sunset Strip. Continue to follow I-84 BUS E/Old US 30 E. Continue onto W 6th St, which turns into Airbase Rd after the overpass. This will lead you directly to the base gate. The drive from the airport to the base gate will take approximately one hour.
If you are traveling with non id-card holders in a separate vehicle, they must have federally accepted STAR license, insurance, and registration and check in at the front gate Visitor Center on the right-hand side of the gate.
There are 2 commuter shuttle services available once you arrive on station. (These DO NOT get you from the airport to the base when you first arrive.)
Mountain Home Community Transit: Mountain Home Base Route runs 0600-0900 and 1400-1800 Monday - Friday, excluding holidays. Military personnel and DOD Civilians may be reimbursed for the cost of the base service. Please call MHAFB LRS Base Transportation at 208-828-2488 to find out if you qualify and how to apply for reimbursement. Mountain Home City Route runs 0900-1400 Monday-Friday, excluding holidays. For more information on using the Mountain Home Community Transit please call during office hours 0700-1700, 208-463-9111.
ACHD Commuteride Mountain Home Air Force Vanpool Service: For those living outside Mountain Home (Boise, Kuna, Meridian, etc), please call 208-345-7665 for participant information and to sign up. Military and DOD Civilians may be reimbursed for the cost of this service. Please call MHAFN LRS Base Transportation at 208-828-2488 to find out if you qualify and how to apply for reimbursement.