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  • 366th Security Forces Squadron Supports New Parents

    The Air Force dubbed 2019 as “Year of the Defender” for security forces members. The 366th Security Forces Squadron was so excited about this announcement, they decided to grow their numbers - and not in the traditional sense. Twenty-one babies were born this year within the squadron, giving birth to the new title: “Year of the Baby Defender.”
  • Mountain Home AFB: First to use Portable Doppler Radar for CONUS Ops

    Weather can be an unrelenting force and infamously fickle. Severe weather can adversely affect the safety of aircrew and Airmen working in the elements. Fortunately, advanced radars with weather forecasting capabilities can mitigate the associated risks. Keeping constant surveillance on weather patterns and their potential hazards is an important step in enhancing readiness and safety of Airmen. Until recently, this often proved to be a challenge when local radars needed to undergo routine maintenance or upgrades. Mountain Home Air Force Base is the first to show how Portable Doppler Radars (PDRs) can be used to support continental United States (CONUS) operations to fix this problem.
  • Airman enhances aircrew readiness in worst-case scenarios

    F-15E Strike Eagles are a feared weapon, capable speeding past mach 2.5, day or night, in any weather, armed with a versatile arsenal of weaponry. The aircrew of an F-15E will likely win any fight put in their way. But in the tragic event that they must eject, Airman First Class Zack Day ensures the aircrew are ready to fight and survive their way home.
  • ACC leadership visits MHAFB

    U.S. Air Force Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, and Chief Master Sgt. Frank Batten, ACC command chief, visited here March 26-27, 2019. The ACC leadership team met with several squadrons within the wing to discuss innovative ideas from Gunfighters and the importance of the base-wide reorganization plan.
  • MHAFB Ceremonial Guardsmen train with USAF Honor Guard

    The U.S. Air Force Honor Guard held a ceremonial guardsman training course Dec. 3-12 to help the base honor guard maintain their skills during multiple member sequence training.
  • Fighter Wing trains for contingency operations

    Gunfighters practiced their wartime skills during a Phase II Focused training exercise, Dec. 4 - 8, 2017, here. The Phase II Focused exercise is aimed toward giving individual units the chance to tailor contingency training to best fit their needs.
  • Teaming-up to take down an invader

    Idaho is home to thousands of acres of grassland teaming with sage brush, slickspot peppergrass and wheatgrass, but one species is claiming this unique landscape as its own.
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