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Mountain Home Air Force Base, Mountain Home, Idaho, USA

August 2nd, 2006 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places

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, 51 miles (100 km) southeast of Boise. The 366th Fighter Wing is stationed there. The base is also treated by the U.S. Census as a census-designated place for statistical purposes.

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, then the field was shut down, in October 1945. From 1948 to 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 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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