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Mountain Home Air Force Base (Mountain Home AFB) is a U.S. Air Force base located west of Mountain Home, Idaho in Elmore County, and fifty miles (80 km) southeast of Boise. The base is currently the home of the 366th Fighter Wing. The base is also treated by the U.S. Census as a census-designated place for statistical purposes. The elevation is 2996 feet AMSL. The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aerial warfare branch of the United States armed forces and one of the seven uniformed services. ... Mountain Home is a city located in Elmore County, Idaho. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Elmore County is a county located in the state of Idaho. ... Nickname: City of Trees Motto: Energy Peril Success Location of Boise in the State of Idaho Coordinates: Country United States State Idaho County Ada Founded 1863 Incorporated 1864 Mayor David H. Bieter (NP) Area    - City {{{area_total}}} km²  (64 sq mi) Elevation {{{elevation}}} m  (2700 ft) Population  - City 211,830  - Metro... Emblem The 366th Fighter Wing (366 FW) is a unit of the United States Air Force headquartered at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. ... The U.S. Census is mandated by the United States Constitution. ... A census-designated place (CDP) is an area identified by the United States Census Bureau for statistical reporting. ... The term above mean sea level (AMSL) refers to the elevation (on the ground) or altitude (in the air) of any object, relative to the average sea level. ...

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Composite air wing from Mountain Home AFB. F-15s, F-16s, KC-135, B-1B. Photo dated 1998
Composite air wing from Mountain Home AFB. F-15s, F-16s, KC-135, B-1B. Photo dated 1998

Originally named Mountain Home Army Air Field, construction of the field began in October 1942, and it officially opened 7 August 1943. During World War II, B-24 Liberator crews trained here and briefly at the end of the war B-29 Superfortress crews. The field was shut down in October 1945 until December 1948. From late 1948 to April 1950, the base reopened to host the 5th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing, then after a short closure, several resupply wings trained for covert operations. In 1953, the base was transferred to the Strategic Air Command, and hosted the 9th Bomb Wing, initially flying the B-29, then in 1954, the new B-47 (supported with KC-97 tankers). In 1959, construction of three Titan missile sites was begun. In late 1964, the B-47 was targeted to be phased out and SAC would soon be leaving the base. In 1966 the base was transferred to the Tactical Air Command and received the 47th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, then the 347th Tactical Fighter Wing for a brief period in 1971 before the 366th relocated from Vietnam. For the next two decades the base hosted F-111 Aardvark aircraft, first the "F" version, then the "A" model. Beginning in the early 1980s the electronic warfare version, the EF-111A Raven, made its home at the base as well. When the Air Force was reorganized in 1992, the new Air Combat Command took over and Mountain Home became the host of the first composite wing, employing fighters (F-15 & F-16), bombers (B-52H, later B-1B), and tankers (KC-135R) together. Today the 366th Fighter Wing is only F-15Cs (390 FS) and F-15Es (389 and 391 FS). Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 534 pixel Image in higher resolution (1500 × 1002 pixel, file size: 487 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Mountain Home Air... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 534 pixel Image in higher resolution (1500 × 1002 pixel, file size: 487 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Mountain Home Air... Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... August 7 is the 219th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (220th in leap years), with 146 days remaining. ... 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1943 calendar). ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... The Consolidated B-24 Liberator was an American bomber that was produced in greater numbers than any other American combat aircraft during the World War II and was used by most of the Allied air forces during the war. ... The Boeing B-29 Superfortress was a four-engine heavy bomber propeller aircraft flown by the United States Army Air Forces in World War II and other military organizations afterwards. ... 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday. ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Crest of the 5th Bomb Wing In the United States Air Force, the 5th Bomb Wing (5BW) is a B-52 Stratofortress unit based at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota. ... 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... For the film of the same name, see Strategic Air Command (film) The Strategic Air Command (SAC) was the operational establishment of the United States Air Force in charge of Americas bomber-based and ballistic missile-based strategic nuclear arsenal from 1946 to 1992. ... The 9th Reconnaissance Wing (9 RW) is a wing of the United States Air Force. ... The Boeing B-29 Superfortress (Boeing Model 341/345) was a four-engine heavy bomber flown by the United States Army Air Force. ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Boeing B-47 Stratojet jet bomber was a major postwar innovation in combat jet design, and it helped lead to the development of modern jet airliners. ... Boeing KC-97 Stratotanker, with Ohio Air National Guard markings The KC-97 Stratotanker is the is an aerial refueling tanker variant of the C-97 Stratofreighter using the flying boom refueling system. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... The Boeing B-47 Stratojet jet bomber was a major postwar innovation in combat jet design, and it helped lead to the development of modern jet airliners. ... For the film of the same name, see Strategic Air Command (film) The Strategic Air Command (SAC) was the operational establishment of the United States Air Force in charge of Americas bomber-based and ballistic missile-based strategic nuclear arsenal from 1946 to 1992. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... The Tactical Air Command (TAC) was a command of the United States Air Force charged with battlefield-level (tactical) air combat, including light bombardment, close air support of ground troops, interdiction of enemy forces, and air transport of ground troops. ... Emblem of the 47th Flying Training Wing The 47th Flying Training Wing (47 FTW) is a United States Air Force pilot training wing based at Laughlin Air Force Base, near Del Rio, Texas. ... The United States Air Forces 347th Wing was a combat search and rescue unit located at Moody AFB, Georgia. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday. ... A U.S. Air Force F-111 The General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark (the nickname was unofficial for most of its lifespan, but it was officially named Aardvark at its retirement ceremony for the United States Air Force) is a long-range strategic bomber, reconnaissance, and tactical strike aircraft. ... The 1980s refers to the years of and between 1980 and 1989. ... The EF-111A Raven was an electronic warfare aircraft designed to replace the elderly and obsolescent Douglas EB-66 in the United States Air Force. ... The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aerial warfare branch of the United States armed forces and one of the seven uniformed services. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... ACC bases and deploments The Air Combat Command (ACC) is a major command (MAJCOM) of the United States Air Force whose mission is to provide air combat forces (mostly aircraft), to other commands, including both commands within the Air Force as well as the United States Unified Combatant Commands that... The McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle is an all-weather, extremely maneuverable, tactical fighter designed to permit the U.S. Air Force to gain and maintain air superiority in aerial combat. ... The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a modern multi-role jet fighter aircraft built in the United States and used by dozens of countries all over the world. ... B-52 can refer to the following: The Boeing B-52 Stratofortress strategic bomber aircraft A hairstyle popular in the 1950s and 1960s, named after the aircraft A rock band, The B-52s, named after the hairstyle A cocktail This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which... The Boeing IDS (formerly Rockwell) B-1B Lancer is a long-range strategic bomber in service with the USAF. Together with the B-52 Stratofortress, it is the backbone of the United Statess long-range bomber force. ... The Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker is an aerial refueling tanker aircraft, first entered service in 1957 and expected to remain in service into the 2040s. ...


Awards and Recognition

-2004-2006 Best Air Base for new 2nd Lts. As ranked by the AFROTCDNTF.
-2006 National Order of Daedalians
-ACC's Best Maintenance Group - 366 Maintenance Group The Order of Daedalians is a fraternal and professional order of American military pilots. ...


Geography

Location of Moutnain Home AFB, Idaho

Mountain Home AFB is located at 43°2′58″N, 115°51′59″W (43.049511, -115.866452)GR1. Adapted from Wikipedias ID county maps by Seth Ilys. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 25.7 km² (9.9 mi²). 25.7 km² (9.9 mi²) of it is land and 0.10% is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 8,894 people, 1,476 households, and 1,452 families residing in the town. The population density was 346.2/km² (896.1/mi²). There were 1,590 housing units at an average density of 61.9/km² (160.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 83.21% White, 6.90% Black or African American, 0.76% Native American, 2.52% Asian, 0.20% Pacific Islander, 2.70% from other races, .008% red-headed, and 3.70% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.47% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 1,476 households out of which 76.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 91.9% were married couples living together, 4.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 1.6% were non-families. 1.4% of all households were made up of individuals and none had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.40 and the average family size was 3.43. “Matrimony” redirects here. ...


In the town the population was spread out with 24.0% under the age of 18, 24.4% from 18 to 24, 49.7% from 25 to 44, 1.8% from 45 to 64, and 0.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 25 years. For every 100 females there were 180.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 219.5 males.


The median income for a household in the town was $31,634, and the median income for a family was $31,377. Males had a median income of $24,865 versus $20,664 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,671. About 6.5% of families and 7.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.1% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


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ATSDR - PHA - Mountain Home Air Force Base, Mountain Home, Elmore County, Idaho (1592 words)
The Mountain Home Plateau is bordered by the Danksin Mountains to the north and by the Snake River to the south.
Mountain Home Air Force Base (Mountain Home AFB) is located approximately 50 miles southeast of Boise and 10 miles southwest of the city of Mountain Home in Elmore County, Idaho (Figure 1).
The population of the base is primarily white (84%) and English-speaking (75%) (Figure 3, U.S. Census, 1990).
Mountain Home Air Force Base - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (558 words)
Mountain Home Air Force Base (Mountain Home AFB) is a base of the United States Air Force located near Mountain Home, Idaho in Elmore County, about 60 miles (100 km) southeast of Boise.
In 1953, the base was transferred to the Strategic Air Command, and hosted the 9th Bombardment Wing.
This lasted until 1966, when the base came under the Tactical Air Command and received the 47th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, then the 347th Tactical Fighter Wing for a brief period in 1971 before the 366th relocated from Vietnam.
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