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Mountain Home Air Force Base

Mountain Home, Idaho

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Mountain Home Air Force Base (MHAFB), home of the 366th Fighter Wing, is an Air Combat Command installation opened in 1943, during World War II. Originally a bomber-training base, MHAFB now serves as an Air Combat Command. The mission of MHAFB is to provide combat airpower and support worldwide.

Located in Elmore County, Idaho, approximately an hour south of Boise, Mountain Home is the largest city in the county. According to the 2010 census, the population was 14,206. Mountain Home Air Force Base is nestled right alongside Snake River; approximately 40 miles away is the Snake River Birds of Prey Conservation Area, home to one of the densest populations of nesting raptors in the country. Also located nearby is Three Island Crossing State Park, which was the site of a ford of Snake River, where pioneers travelling the Oregon Trail would often stop to rest before crossing the river and continuing on their journey.

The city of Mountain Home originated in 1876 as a post office at Rattlesnake Station, about 7 miles northeast of the city's present location. In 1883, mule teams dragged the post office to its present location, in an effort to be closer to the Oregon Short Line Railroad.

Mountain Home Air Force base is somewhat 'all-inclusive'; both privatized housing and dormitories are offered on base, there is also a hospital, pharmacy, veterinary clinic, and a primary school. MHAFB also offers many amenities, including a library, an aquatic center, and even a golf course! The Force Support Squadron (FSS) operates many of the base amenities, and hosts dozens of events each month, from bingo nights to kayaking lessons. Additional resources, such as veteran's services, medical care, and shopping can also be found in Boise.


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* 2012 demographics profile of the military.
** Data based off of 2013 census data.

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School Name Grade Type
Richard Mckenna Charter High
9 - 12 Public
Pine Elem-jr High School
KG - 8 Public
East Elementary School
PK - 4 Public
Mountain Home Sr High School
9 - 12 Public
North Elementary School
PK - 4 Public
West Elementary School
KG - 4 Public
Hacker Middle School
5 - 6 Public
Children S House Montessori
PK - KG Private
Desert View Christian School
2 - 8 Private
Grace Montessori School
PK - KG Private
Sequel Tsi Idaho
6 - 12 Private
Mountain Home Junior High Sch
7 - 8 Public

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Cities Near Mountain Home Air Force Base

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City Distance Population Avg. Home Price Avg. Monthly Rent
Mountain Home AFB 10.3 miles 3,133 N/A $932

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