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The population of Mountain Home AFB is approximately 5,936 (1990).
The approximate number of families is 1,528 (1990).

The amount of land area in Mountain Home AFB is 25.721 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Mountain Home AFB to Washington DC is 2151 miles. The distance to the Idaho state capital is 42 miles. (as the crow flies)
Mountain Home AFB is positioned 43.04 degrees north of the equator and 115.86 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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Mountain Home AFB history: In the 70's and 80's, Mtn Home AFB was one of three bases in the nation that supported the F-111A Aardvark multi-role fighter bomber. Previous to that MHAFB was home to the B-58 Hustler, high altitude bomber. At that time MHAFB (B-58 era) was a Strategic Air Command (SAC) base and in the mountains behind the city of Mountain Home near the quarry was the site of several minuteman missle silos. They have since been filled with cement and are no longer in service.
People stationed at MHAFB weren't aware of the fact that the guard shack that sits at the main entrance of Airbase road was moved a few hundred feet up the roadway so the base would not be considered a remote duty assignment! For those who have lived in the city of Mtn Home or on the base 10-miles away, can you remember the phrase, "Where in the hell is Bennett, Idaho?" MHAFB also was homebase for the EF-111A Raven. These were converted F-111A aircraft from the AGS Yellow Squadron's group. Yellow Squadron had the most "hanger queens" (most aircraft on downtime) so it was appropriate to convert that squadron. Incidentally, when the RAF from Australia purchased a few F-111A's, we sold them the yellow squadron's. The EF-111A incorporated a modified ALQ-99 jamming pod and sat atop the rudder of the plane, hence the bulge.
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Mountain Home AFB attractions:

Mountain Home AFB - Home of the Gunfighters
"America's Air Expeditionary Wing"

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