Idaho Military Bases
Idaho is a beautiful northwestern state with scenic mountain views known for their Idaho potatoes. Below are the military bases in Idaho and their locations.
Map of Military Bases in Idaho
Mountain Home Air Force Base
The Mountain Home Air Force Base was opened in 1943 and was used to train pilots for the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. Senator George McGovern, who served for 24 years in both the House of Representatives and the Senate, trained at the Mountain Home Air Force Base while he was a young pilot. One month after the end of World War II, the Mountain Home Air Force Base was inactivated.
For three years, the base remained inactive, but in 1948 the U.S. Air Force reopened and took control of the base. Today, the base is home to over 8,000 servicemen and women and their families.
MTA Gowen Field Boise
The MTA Gowen Field Boise is an Air National Guard base named after Lieutenant Paul R. Gowen, a fighter pilot who died in military combat. Established in 1926, the base has been used as a training site for pilots and crews flying many different military aircrafts. Today, the MTA Gowen Field is the home to two flying squadrons and twelve support units. The base continues to be used as a training base for pilots and crews in command of B-17 and B-24 Bombers.
Orchard Range Training Site Boise
The Orchard Range Training Site Boise is located just south of the MTA Gowen Field, run by the Army and Air National Guard. The 136,000-acre training site is used as an artillery and tank firing range and a maneuver training site. Due to the different climates of all four seasons, the Orchard Range Training Site is perfect for many different kinds of military training all year round.
The base has many facilities, including many shooting ranges, areas for different trainings, and classrooms. The base has plenty of space for both individual and collaborative training opportunities.
TS Edgemeade Mountain Home
Training Site Edgemeade is located in southern Idaho, east of a city called Mountain Home. The training site is an Army National Guard base that is home to a 121-acre maneuver area, 28 acres of operational areas, storages areas, vehicle maintenance areas, and an armory. The Army National Guard has nine units stationed at bases throughout the state with only one of those bases located at the Training Site Edgemeade Mountain Home.