Idaho Military Bases
Map of Military Bases in Idaho
Mountain Home Air Force Base
The only true military base in Idaho, Mountain Home AFB is located 40 miles southeast of Boise. It’s home to the 366th Fighter Wing (a.k.a the Gunfighters), which is comprised of an Operations, Maintenance, Mission Support and Medical Group. The population of the base rounds out to approximately 4,800 military and civilians plus over 5,000 family members. The 366th hold reign over 50 F-15E and a dozen F-15SG aircrafts. The wing is supported by three fighter squadrons – the 389th, 391st and the 428th. The 266th Range Squadron of the Air National Guard maintains emitter sites throughout the more than 7,000 square miles of training range in use.
MTA Gowen Field Boise
This Air National Guard Base was established in 1926 as a training site for military pilots. Today the 124th Fighter Wing worked steadily for over 60 years to train their recruits to be ready for immediate tasking whenever called upon. The 124th Air Support Operations Squadron, also out of Gowen Field, work in support of the Tactical Air control Party and Air Support Operation missions. These units and others located here also stand ready to engage at the call of the Governor of Idaho to assist in emergencies, natural disasters and law enforcement to protect public safety of the state.
Orchard Range Training Site Boise
Orchard Range is a popular site for training Brigade Combat Teams due to the change of seasons and the terrain. Located just south of MTA Gowen Field, Orchard Range Training Site is run by both the Air National Guard and the Army. The site takes up approximately 136,000 acres and houses an artillery and tank firing range, a maneuver training site and multiple other shooting ranges and training fields. The Idaho Army National Guard uses this site for a multitude of training purposes.
TS Edgemeade Mountain Home
Located in southern Idaho east of Mountain Home, this is an Army National Guard base. Facilities include 28 acres of operational area, 121 acres of maneuver area and multiple storage and vehicle maintenance areas as well as an armory. While the ANG has nine units located in various parts of the state, there is only one unit that is stationed here.