Mountain Home AFB, ID 83648, USA


Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide


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 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


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


T-Bolts return from Southwest Asia

Story by TSgt Samuel Morse on 04/20/2017 MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho Approximately 500 personnel and 20 F-15E Strike Eagles belonging to the 389th Fighter Squadron "T-Bolts," 389th Aircraft Maintenance Unit and other support units returned here April 8-14. The airmen and aircraft were deployed for six months to

Aviator couple deploy together

Story by SSgt Eboni Reams on 03/12/2017 All over the world, there are military units involved in the fight against ISIS and protecting the central middle-eastern region. The 389th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron is one of the most forward-operating units in this campaign. The squadron, comprised of highly-trained aviators, had a

No air power without ground power: AGE in a nutshell

Story by SrA Malissa Lott on 02/28/2017 MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho From the flightline to the front gate, Aerospace Ground Equipment has a wide range of responsibilities at the 366th Fighter Wing. They're responsible for the upkeep and maintenance on all flightline ground equipment. One such piece of
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