MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho - Military aircraft and personnel from the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps and Great Britain are conducting a Gunfighter Flag military exercise this week (March 10-14).

Residents of Boise and Mountain Home may see and hear an increase in aircraft flying in their vicinity from 1 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. March 10-13, and from 1 to 4 p.m. March 14.

Along with the increased air traffic, some residents may also notice a small convoy of unmarked ground vehicles, driving to different locations and parking for short periods of time.

The exercise is designed to prepare multiple joint and coalition terminal attack controller teams for upcoming deployments as well as provide proficiency training for aircrews.

"This exercise epitomizes what we do at Mountain Home Air Force Base," said Col. Byron Anderson, 366th Fighter Wing vice commander. "We train combat-ready Airmen to deploy anywhere at any time and provide precision air power to our joint and coalition partners."

All training has been coordinated with the appropriate authorities. For more information, please contact the Mountain Home Air Force Base Public Affairs office at (208) 828-6800, or by email at 366FW/