About Mountain Home AFB, ID
Mountain Home AFB is operated by the United States Air Force and is located in southwestern Idaho. The base is a little more than 50 miles away from Boise in Elmore County. Construction of Mountain Home AFB was finished in 1943 and the base has been in continual use ever since.
More than 3,200 people live on the base, which serves the primary mission of providing combat airpower and combat support capability that support contingency operations around the world. This mission has earned its host unit, the 366th Fighter Wing, the nickname "Gunfighters."
Mountain Home began training U.S. Army Air Forces crews shortly after it opened, and provided crucial training for the 470th, 490th, and 494th Bombardment Group, which all used the B-24 Liberator. Senator George McGovern actually completed some training at Mountain Home.