MOUNTAIN HOME AFB
Mountain Home AFB, ID 83648, USA

RELOCATION/WELCOME GUIDE

Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide

Information

Our Military

Location Nestled between the Danskin and Owyhee mountains, Mountain Home Air Force Base is situated about 50 miles southeast of Boise and 90 miles northwest of Twin Falls, Idaho. The base is in Elmore County, 12 miles southwest of the city of Mountain Home, Idaho, at nearly 3,000 feet above

Welcome

Welcome to Idaho! In the southwest region of the state, Elmore County is a mountainous area with elevations up to 10,651 feet. The county’s seat and largest city, Mountain Home is also the home of Mountain Home Air Force Base. Elmore County has a rich history and offers many historical

Getting To & Around

  The southeast location of Elmore County in Idaho makes it convenient for travel to nearby states Oregon, Utah and Nevada, and easily accessible via several highways. Most people traveling in the area choose to drive, enjoying the relaxing scenic vistas through Danskin, Soldier and Trinity mountains. For those flying,

Housing & Real Estate

A low cost of living, moderate climate and abundant outdoor recreation opportunities in Elmore County contribute to a high quality of life not often found in larger metropolitan areas. In 2014, an estimated 26,100 people called Elmore County home, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Population density in Elmore County

Employment & Economy

During the Gold Rush, only a handful of pioneers settled in Idaho and they were generally merchants who supplied the needs of the wagon trains. But in the early 1860s, the discovery of gold in Idaho resulted in a population boom. At that time, Elmore County’s population was concentrated in

Health Care

There are many health care services in Elmore County for military, civilians and veterans, though implementation of the Affordable Care Act may change established insurance options. Open enrollment for health care coverage under the national Affordable Care Act runs from Nov. 1, 2015, to Jan. 31, 2016, for coverage starting

Family Resources

Picking up from one place and moving to another is always a hassle, especially when kids and pets are involved. Knowing whom to call or where to find information can help make the transition easier. Local government websites are valuable resources for newcomers to Mountain Home Air Force Base because

Education & Academics

For those moving to a new location, it’s important to know what educational options are available. This chapter outlines the public schools system in Elmore County and its surrounding areas, along with information about local libraries and higher education. There are private schools, charter schools and home schooling available to

Living

There’s plenty to do in and around Elmore County — music events, sports, theater, museums, parks and more. Pull up a blanket for concerts in the park throughout the summer, for instance, or do a little camping while enjoying a country music festival. Don’t miss Mountain Home Historical Museum’s annual

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The Bold Tigers tear up the skies at Tyndall AFB during Checkered Flag 17-1

Story by SrA Dustin Mullen on 12/16/2016 The 366th Fighter Wing from Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, deployed 16 F-15E Strike Eagles and more than 300 Airmen to Tyndall AFB to participate in Checkered Flag 17-1 Dec. 5-16. Checkered Flag is a large-force exercise that gives several legacy and

Renovations make visiting units feel at home

Story by Amn Chester Mientkiewicz on 11/02/2016 The 366th Fighter Wing continues to renovate Building 1363 here for the first time in several decades which serves as a host office for visiting units. Since 2012, building 1363 has welcomed over 88 units and 7,857 personnel from across the world. "1363

Squadrons go head-to-head in 366th MXG weapons load competition

Story by Amn Jeremy Wolff on 10/20/2016 MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho -- Three airmen scramble to their places with lightning speed and proficiency while classic rock pulsates in the background, setting a scene reminiscent of something you'd see in "Top Gun". Each of them has a specific role
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