Just over 1,000 active duty Air Force service members call Mountain Home Air Force Base home, and their close to 5,300 family members do as well.
The primary mission of Mountain Home Air Force Base and its 366th Fighter Wing is to provide combat support capabilities and combat air power in order to respond to and sustain contingency operations worldwide. The base was built in 1942 and was opened in August of 1943; it was inactive from 1945 to 1948, when it was reopened by the United States Air Force, which was newly independent.
The capital of Idaho is Boise and the Mountain Home Air Force Base is the only military base located in the state. Of course, it has a sales tax rate of 6 percent, a rate of 6 percent for unemployment and it ranks 33 out of 50 for education in the nation. Idaho is known as the birth place of Lillian Disney who married Walt Disney and Sarah Palin who was the former governor of Alaska which ran as the Vice Presidential candidate during the 2008 Presidential elections.
However, Idaho is probably best known for growing potatoes. This is because it is one of the largest producers of potatoes in The United States. Important industries in Idaho include farming, mining, logging and manufacturing. Idaho was first discovered in 1805 by the famous expedition of Lewis and Clark while they were exploring the Louisiana Purchase.
The Nez Perce National Historical Park and part of the Yellow Stone National Park are located in the state of Idaho. This is what makes Idaho a paradise for outdoor enthusiast with lots of hiking, camping, horseback riding, hunting, fishing, white water rafting, and snowmobiling. However, it is the zip lines which give a unique bird’s eye view of this amazing landscape.