Table of Contents PageCommander’s Welcome 3124th Fighter Wing Organizational Chart 4Base Services 5Local Information 5Leadership - Wing Commander 6Leadership - Vice Wing Commander 8Leadership - Wing Command Chief 10Gowen Field Safety 14Idaho Air National Guard History 16Boise’s Local Restaurants 18Boise’s Local Restaurants cont... 19Hotels and Restaurants - Downtown 20Hotels and Restaurants - Outside Downtown 21Boise Entertainment and Recreation 22Boise & Gowen Field Important Contacts 23Local Weather 23
Commander’s Welcome DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE 124TH FIGHTER WING GOWEN FIELD BOISE IDAHO 15 October 2011MEMORANDUM FOR Visitors and Guests FROM: 124 FW/CC 4474 S. DeHaviland St. Boise ID 83705-8103 SUBJECT: Welcome to the 124th Fighter Wing 1. The men and women of the Idaho National Guard’s 124th Fighter Wing welcome you to Boise. The “Cityof Trees” is a spectacular backdrop for any activity in the fall. The Guardsmen at Gowen Field are blessed with a fullysupportive community that will welcome you as well.2. Our wing’s 190th Fighter Squadron is Idaho’s first Air Guard Unit--created Oct. 13, 1946, under the command ofLt Col Thomas G. Lanphier, one of the pilots credited with downing the bomber carrying Japan’s Admiral Yamamoto inthe South Pacific during World War II. The 190th Fighter Squadron’s first airplane was the renowned P51D Mustang. In1947 the squadron moved to Gowen Field, a former Army Air Corps training base south of Boise’s Air Terminal. Idaho’scitizen-airmen have shared local runways with commercial and general aviation ever since. After a steady progressionof fighter and interceptor aircraft, the 190th now flies the A-10C Thunderbolt II “warthog.” And in 2009, the squadron’sparent unit, the 124th Wing became the 124th Fighter Wing, including a flying squadron and various support units atGowen Field.3. The Idaho Air National Guard’s mission is two-fold; first, we support the Governor and the State of Idaho duringcontingency tasking and community outreach; secondly, we support the President wherever and whenever we arecalled upon. When supporting the governor of Idaho, we provide personnel and equipment to assist civil authoritiesprior to, during and after emergencies or disasters; to protect life and property, preserve peace, order and public safety.We provide Idaho and our nation with highly-trained Citizen-Airmen that operate on a spectrum from wildfire fightingto snow emergency relief. In support of the President, we recruit, properly equip and train Idaho Air National Guards-men, and ensure a high state of readiness for immediate worldwide tasking by higher headquarters. Wherever we arecalled we are ready to serve, first class, or not at all. 4. Let me know if there is anything we can do to support you during your visit. I have instructed my Execu-tive Officer, Lt Col Beverly Bracewell (208) 422-6162, or on her cell phone (208) 571-8153, to directly respond to any ofyour questions. Our 24-hour command post phone number is (208) 422-5333. JAMES R. COMPTON, Col, IDANG Commander
124th Fighter Wing Organizational Chart 124 FW/CC Col James R. Compton 124 FW/CV Col Brad Richy 124 FW/CCC CMSgt Bob Bailey124th Operations Group 124th Maintenance Group 124th Mission Support Group 124th Medical Group Col Michael Nolan Col. Robert Park Col. Chris Rood Col. Ralph Sutherlin *Deputy: Lt Col David Trimble Deputy: Lt Col Bill Lawson Deputy: Lt Col Neal Murphy Maj Greg Jones 124th 124th 190th Fighter Squadron Aircraft Maintenance Sqdn Forces Support Sqn Lt Col Ryan Odneal Lt Col Jay Woody Lt Col Mike Knowles Operations Support Flight 124th Maintenance Sqdn 124th Civil Engineer Sqn Maj Chad Kornberg * Lt Col Craig Logan Lt Col Jim Heuring 124th 124th Maintenance 124th Air Support Ops Sqdn Communications Flight Ops Flight Lt Col Bill Iluiano Maj Scott Salois * Capt Phil Mills 124th Logistics Intelligence Formal Readiness Sqn Training Unit (IFTU) Lt Col Linda Schneider Maj Jamie Walker 124th Security Forces Sqn * Traditional Guard Lt Col Steph Shepperd
Local Information Boise is the capital and largest city in the State of Idaho, with over 200,000 residents. It is a blend of both traditional and non-traditional sights and attractions. Located along the Boise River and nestled against foothills of the Rocky Mountains, our city offers many outdoor activities. Some popular examples are skiing and snowboarding at Bogus Basin Ski Resort, biking on the Boise River Greenbelt and in the foothills, and boating at nearby reservoirs. The Boise area has it all - desert, rivers, mountains and lakes for hiking, camping, kayaking, river rafting, hunt- ing and fishing. Known as “The City of Trees,” Boise boasts one-of-a-kind museums and urban parks. Among themany unique sites to visit are the Basque Museum and Cultural Center, Idaho Anne Frank Human RightsMemorial, Idaho Black History Museum, Morley Nelson World Center for Birds of Prey and the MorrisonKnudsen Nature Center by Municipal Park . Boise is home to Boise State University, the state’s largest university.Bronco football in Boise is the sporting highlight of the year for most resi-dents. We also have minor league basketball, hockey, and baseball teams,giving year round sporting event opportunities.Base ServicesAAFES Shoppette:Building 309. Open Monday - Friday 1000 - 1700 and Sat 1000 - 1700 on Drill Weekends. 208-422-5676Alteration Shop and Cleaners:Building; 309 - Shoppette. Open Mon, Wed, Fri. 1100 – 1330.Barber Shop: Building: 309; Open same hours as shoppette. Call 208-422-5240 to set up an appointment.Chapel:208-422-5394 or 208-841-9723Bible Study: Thursday morning, 0630Catholic: Mass, 1415, Sunday (Drill weekends and as requested by Commanders)Protestant: 1315, Sunday (Drill weekends and as requested by Commanders)Gowen Club:The Gowen Field Activities Center offers and caters lunch and breakfast to members and non-members.Hours of operation are 0630-0830 for breakfast (special catering only) and 1100-1300 for lunch (Fridays only).For members, there are two full bars at the club. Building 710 S Junker or S Kennedy Street . Call (208) 422-5668 or check http://www.gowenclub.com/Menu.php for the menu and more information.Medical:Base medical has limited availability, but active duty individuals can receive care at MHAFB.
Leadership - Wing Commander COLONEL JAMES R. "JR" COMPTON Page 1 of 2 UNITED STATES AIR FORCE COLONEL JAMES R. "JR" COMPTON ColonelColonelR. Compton is the 124th Fighter Fighter James James R. Compton is the 124th Wing Commander for the for the Air National Wing Commander Idaho Idaho Air National Guard, Boise, Idaho. He is responsible for the Guard, Boise, Idaho. He is responsible for the operational readiness of the wings flying operational readiness of the wing’s flying squadron, Intelligence Formal Training Unit, Air squadron, Intelligence Formal Training Unit, Air Support Operations Squadron, and 16 support Support Operations Squadron, and 16 support units, with more than 1,350 members. Based at units, with more than 1,350Air Terminal) in Boise, Idaho, Gowen Field (Boise members. Based at Gowen the 124th Fighter Wing is a reserveIdaho, Field (Boise Air Terminal) in Boise, component of the U.S. Air Forces Air Combat Command. the 124th Fighter Wing is graduated componentState Colonel Compton a reserve from Boise of the U.S.University in 1981 earning his Baccalaureate Air Force’s Air Combat Command. Coloneldegree in Business Management. State Compton graduated from Boise He joined the University in 1981 earning his Baccalaureate Idaho Air National Guard in 1982 receiving his degree in Business Management. He joined Military commission through the Academy of the Science that same year. He began his Air National Idaho Air National Guard in 1982 receiving his system Guard career as a navigator and weapons commission through the Academy of Colonel Compton officer in the RF-4C Phantom. Military Sciencegraduated from pilotbegan his Air National that same year. He training in 1986 and became Guard career as a navigator and 1987. He was assigned a full-time Guardsman in weapons system officer in the RF-4C Phantom.Training Unit as an RF-4C to the 189th Regional Colonel Compton graduated from pilot training in 1986from the United flight instructor. He graduated and became States Fighter Weapons School in 1990. Colonel a full-time Guardsman in190th Fighter Squadron during its Compton led the 1987. He was assigned to the 189th Regional OPERATION IRAQ RF-4C deployment to Training Unit as an FREEDOM 2003. He received the Air Medal with four oak leaf clusters. flight instructor. Hehis current position Colonel Compton commanded the 190th Fighter Squadron, the 124th Previous to graduated from the United States Fighter Weapons Schoolthe 1990. Colonel Group, all at Gowen Field. A command pilot, he continues to fly Operations Group, and in 124th Logistics Compton led the 190th Fighter Squadron during its operational missions in the F-4G Wild Weasel, and the RF-4C as a instructor pilot in the A-10C. He has flown Phantom II. He trained in the T-37 Tweet, and T-38 Talon. deployment to Operation Iraq Freedom 2003. He received the Air Medal with four oak leaf clusters. Previous to his current position Colonel Compton commanded the 190th Fighter Squadron, the 124th EDUCATION Operations Group, and the 124th Logistics Group, all at Gowen Field. A command pilot, he continues to fly as a instructor pilot in the A-10C. He has flown operational missions in the F-4G Wild Weasel, ID the RF-4C 1981 -- B.S., Business Administration and Management, Boise State University, Boise, and Phantom II. He Squadron Officer School, Correspondence 1985 -- trained in the T-37 Tweet, and T-38 Talon. 1996 -- Air Command and Staff College, Correspondence 2000 -- Air War College, Correspondence EDUCATION 1981 -- B.S., Business Administration and Management, Boise State University, Boise, ID ASSIGNMENTS 1985 -- Squadron Officer School, Correspondence 1996 -- AirOctober 1982 - May 1983, student, Undergraduate Navigator Training, Mather AFB, CA 1. Command and Staff College, Correspondence 2000 -- AirMay 1983 - February 1984, student, RF-4C weapons system officer, Gowen Field, Boise, ID 2. War College, Correspondence 3. February 1984 - June 1985, RF-4C weapons system officer, 124th Tactical Reconnaissance Group, Gowen Field, Boise, ID 4. June 1985- June 1986, student, Undergraduate Pilot training, Vance AFB, OK 5. June 1986 - December 1986, student, RF-4C Pilot, Gowen Field, Boise, ID 6. December 1986 - May 1987, RF-4C pilot, 190th Fighter Squadron, Gowen Field, Boise, ID 7. May 1987 - June 1990, RF-4C instructor pilot, 189th Tactical Reconnaissance Training Flight, Gowen
ASSIGNMENTS1. October 1982 - May 1983, student, Undergraduate Navigator Training, Mather AFB, CA2. May 1983 - February 1984, student, RF-4C weapons system officer, Gowen Field, Boise, ID3. February 1984 - June 1985, RF-4C weapons system officer, 124th Tactical Reconnaissance Group,Gowen Field, Boise, ID4. June 1985- June 1986, student, Undergraduate Pilot training, Vance AFB, OK5. June 1986 - December 1986, student, RF-4C Pilot, Gowen Field, Boise, ID6. December 1986 - May 1987, RF-4C pilot, 190th Fighter Squadron, Gowen Field, Boise, ID7. May 1987 - June 1990, RF-4C instructor pilot, 189th Tactical Reconnaissance Training Flight, Gowen Field, Boise, ID8. June 1990 - December 1990, USAF Fighter Weapons School, Gowen Field, Boise, ID9. December 1990 - February 1994, RF-4C weapons and tactics officer, 190th Fighter Squadron, Gowen Field, Boise, ID10. February 1994 - May 1994, F-4G Wild Weasel conversion, 190th Fighter Squadron, Gowen Field, Boise, ID11. May 1994 - June 1996, weapons and tactics officer, 190th Fighter Squadron, Gowen Field, Boise, ID12. June 1996 - September 1996, A/OA-10 Conversion, Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ13. September 1996 - March 1999, operations officer, 190th Fighter Squadron, Gowen Field, Boise, ID14. March 1999 - May 2001, chief of safety, 124th Wing, Gowen Field, Boise, ID15. May 2001 - May 2004, Commander, 190th Fighter Squadron, Gowen Field, Boise, ID16. May 2004 - October 2004, Operations Group Commander, 124th Wing, Gowen Field, Boise, ID17. October 2004 - August 2006, Maintenance Group Commander, 124th Wing, Gowen Field, Boise, ID18. August 2006 - August 2008, Vice Wing Commander, 124th Wing, Gowen Field, Boise, ID19. August 2008 - present Wing Commander, 124th Fighter Wing, Gowen Field, Boise, IDFLIGHT INFORMATIONRating: Command pilotFlight hours: More than 4,000Aircraft flown: T-37, T-38, RF-4C, F-4G, A/OA-10, A-10CMAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONSMeritorious Service MedalAir Medal with four Oak Leaf ClustersAerial Achievement MedalAir Force Commendation MedalAir Force Achievement MedalJoint Meritorious Unit Award one oak leaf clusterAir Force Outstanding Unit Award with one oak leaf clusterEFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTIONSecond Lieutenant: August 1982First Lieutenant: August 1985Captain: August 1987Major: December 1992Lieutenant Colonel: April 1997Colonel: July 2004(Current as of September 2011)
Leadership - Vice Wing Commander COLONEL WILLIAM B. "BRAD" RICHY Page 1 of 2 UNITED STATES AIR FORCE COLONEL WILLIAM B. "BRAD" RICHY ColonelCol. William B. Richy isVice Vice Commanderthe William B. Richy is the the Commander for for the 124th Fighter Wing, Idaho Air National Guard, 124th Fighter Wing, Idaho Air National Guard, Boise, Idaho. Boise, Idaho. He shares responsibility with the He shares responsibility with the wing commander for the wing commander for the operational readiness of operationalwings flying squadron, Intelligence FormalIntel- the readiness of the wing’s flying squadron, ligence TrainingTraining Unit, Air Support Operations Squad- Formal Unit, Air Support Operations Squadron, ron, and 16 support units, with more than 1,350 members. and 16 support units, with more than 1,350 Based at Gowen Field (Boise Air Terminal) in Boise, Idaho, the members. Based at Gowen Field (Boise Air 124th Fighter Wing is a reserve componentFighter U.S. Air Terminal) in Boise, Idaho, the 124th of the Wing is a reserve component of the U.S. Air Forces Air Force’s Air Combat Command. Combat Command. ColonelColonel Richy has a masters in Business Admin- Richy has a Masters Degree degree in business istration from Golden from Golden Gate University and in administration Gate University and a Bachelors a Business Administration fromadministration from He has bachelors in business McKendree College. completed Air War College, Air Command and Air War McKendree College. He has completed Staff College, College, Air Command and Staff College, and and Squadron Officer School. Before assuming vice com- Squadron Officer School. Before assuming vice mand of the 124th Fighter Wing, he commanded the 124th command of the 124th Fighter Wing, he Maintenance Group theGowenMaintenance Group at commanded at 124th Field. ColonelGowenbegan his military career in 1977 as an en- Richy Field. listed member Richy began States Air career in 1977 as Colonelof the United his militaryForce. He was com- missioned enlisted member of the 1984 after graduating from an a second lieutenant in United States Air Force. He was commissioned a second lieutenant in 1984 the Academy of Militaryfrom the AcademyRichy joined the after graduating Science. Colonel of Military Idaho Air National Guard as an instructor pilot National Guard as an instructor pilot in the RF-4C in 1988. Science. Col Richy joined the Idaho Air in the RF-4C in 1988. EDUCATION EDUCATION 1982--Associate in Applied Science, Community College of the Air Force 1983--Bachelors in Business Administration, McKendree College, Louisville, KY 1982--Associate in Applied Science, Community College of the Air Force 1984--USAF Pilot Training, Vance Air Force Base, OK 1983--Bachelors in Business Administration, McKendree College, Louisville, KY 1988--Squadron Officer School, Correspondence 1984--USAF Pilot Training, Vance Air Force Base, OK 1990--Master in Business Administration, Golden Gate University, San Francisco CA 1988--Squadron Officer School, Correspondence 1999--Air Command and Staff College, Correspondence 2007--Air War College, Correspondence 1990--Master in Business Administration, Golden Gate University, San Francisco CA 1999--Air Command and Staff College, Correspondence ASSIGNMENTS 2007--Air War College, Correspondence 1. July 1988 - Dec. 1990, Flight Instructor and Scheduler, RF-4C RTU, Gowen Field, Boise, ID 2. Dec.1990 - March 1991, Flight Instructor and Flight Scheduler, 190th Fighter Squadron, Gowen Field, Boise, ID 3. May 1995 - Aug. 1996, 190th Fighter Squadron Flying Safety Officer, Gowen Field, Boise, ID 4. Aug. 1996 - July 1998, A-10/OA Instructor Pilot, 190th Fighter Squadron, Gowen Field, Boise, ID 5. Nov. 1998-Nov. 2000, Flight Commander, 190th Fighter Squadron, Gowen Field, Boise, ID 6. Nov. 2000-Nov. 2006, Commander, 124th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Gowen Field, Boise, ID 7. Oct. 2006 - Oct. 2008, Commander, 124th Maintenance Group, Gowen Field, Boise, ID
ASSIGNMENTS1. July 1988 - Dec. 1990, Flight Instructor and Scheduler, RF-4C RTU, Gowen Field, Boise, ID2. Dec.1990 - March 1991, Flight Instructor and Flight Scheduler, 190th Fighter Squadron, Gowen Field, Boise, ID3. May 1995 - Aug. 1996, 190th Fighter Squadron Flying Safety Officer, Gowen Field, Boise, ID4. Aug. 1996 - July 1998, A-10/OA Instructor Pilot, 190th Fighter Squadron, Gowen Field, Boise, ID5. Nov. 1998-Nov. 2000, Flight Commander, 190th Fighter Squadron, Gowen Field, Boise, ID6. Nov. 2000-Nov. 2006, Commander, 124th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Gowen Field, Boise, ID7. Oct. 2006 - Oct. 2008, Commander, 124th Maintenance Group, Gowen Field, Boise, ID8. Oct. 2008 - present, Vice Commander, 124th Fighter Wing, Gowen Field, Boise, IDFLIGHT INFORMATION:Rating: Command pilotFlight hours: More than 8,000Aircraft flown: T-37, T-38, RF-4C, F-4E, F4G, A/OA-10, A-10C, C-26B, HS-125, CE-550, CL-601, B-747, B-757, B-767, and theDC-8MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:Bronze Star MedalMeritorious Service MedalAir MedalAir Force Commendation MedalAir Force Outstanding Unit AwardCombat Readiness MedalAir Reserve Forces Meritorious Service MedalNational Defense Service MedalEFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION:Second Lieutenant: March 1984First Lieutenant: December 1986Captain: February 1989Major: April 1996Lieutenant Colonel: May 2000Colonel: April 2008(Current as of September 2011)
Leadership - Wing Command Chief CMSGT ROBERT F. BAILEY Page 1 of 2 UNITED STATES AIR FORCE CMSGT ROBERT F. BAILEY Chief Master Sergeant Robert F. Bailey is the 124th Fighter Wing Command Chief Master Sergeant, Bailey isField (Boise Chief Master Sergeant Robert F. Gowen the 124th Fighter Wing Command Chief Master Air Terminal), Idaho. He advisesAir National Guard Base, Sergeant, Gowen Field the commander on all issues regarding the health, welfare,commander on all issues Idaho. He advises the morale, and effective utiliza- tion of assigned enlisted personnel. morale, and effective regarding the health, welfare, utilization of assigned enlisted personnel. Chief Bailey enlisted in the United States Air Force in Janu- Chief Bailey enlisted in the United States Air Force ary 1976. His military experience includes service as a in January 1976. His military experience includes manager, mentor, a manager, mentor, quality assurance service as quality assurance evaluator, first sergeant, trainingevaluator, first sergeant, training manager, and as manager, and as the telecommunications installa- tion and maintenance Chief Enlisted Manager of the 124th the telecommunications installation and Communications Flight. Chief Bailey has served at 124th maintenance Chief Enlisted Manager of the locations Communications Flight. Chief Bailey has served at in Germany, England, Italy, Hawaii, Alaska, and the locations in Germany, England, Italy, Hawaii, Continental United States. After moving to Idaho he enlist- Alaska, and the Continental United States. After ed in the Idaho to Idaho he enlisted in 1993. He was activated moving Air National Guard in the Idaho Air in support of Operation Allied Force and Operation National Guard in 1993. He was activated in Noble Anvil during the Kosovo War,Force and Noble Anvil support of Operations Allied and served as the Com- during the Kosovo War, and served as the munications Liaison, 131st Expeditionary Fighter Squadron. Communications Liaison, 131 Expeditionary He became the initial First Sergeant assigned to an ANG Air Fighter Squadron. He became the initial First Expeditionary Force (AEF) position during his 2003 deploy- Sergeant assigned to an ANG Air Expeditionary ment with the(AEF) position during his 2003 deployment Force 190th Fighter Squadron at Ahmed Al Jaber AB, Kuwait. In 2006 heFighter Squadron at Ahmed Al Jaber AB, Kuwait. In 2006 he deployed in support of with the 190th deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom while assigned as the Communication Quality As- Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom while assigned as the Communication Quality Assurance Evaluator suranceat Al Dahfra AB,Dahfra AB, UAE. Evaluator at Al UAE. EDUCATION EDUCATION USAF Noncommissioned Officer Orientation Course, McClellan AFB, California 1978, 1978, USAF Noncommissioned Officer Orientation Noncommissioned AFB, California 1984, Air Force Communication Command, Course, McClellan Officer Leadership School, Keesler AFB, 1984, Air Force Communication Command, Noncommissioned Officer Leadership School, Keesler Mississippi 1996, USAF Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Barksdale AFB, Louisiana AFB, Mississippi 2000, USAF First Sergeants Academy, Maxwell AFB, Alabama 1996, USAF Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Barksdale AFB, Louisiana 2002, USAF Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Gunter Annex Maxwell AFB, Alabama 2000, USAF First Sergeants Academy, Maxwell AFB, Alabama 2004, ANG Chief Executive Course, Andrews AFB, Virginia 2002, USAF Senior NoncommissionedCourse, Academy, Gunter Annex Maxwell AFB, Alabama 2005, USAF Chief Leadership Officer Maxwell Gunter Annex, Alabama 2004, ANG Chief Executive Course, Andrews AFB, Virginia 2010 CompTIA Security Plus Certified 2005, USAF Chief Leadership Course, Maxwell Gunter Annex, Alabama ASSIGNMENTS 2010 CompTIA Security Plus Certified 1. January 1976 - March 1976, trainee, Basic Military Training, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas 2. April 1976 - September 1976, student, telephone switching equipment apprentice, ASAF School of Applied Aerospace Sciences, Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas 3. October 1976 - February 1981, electronic installation crew chief, 1849th Electronic Installation Squadron, McClellan Air Force Base, California 4. March 1981 - June 1983, automatic central office technician, Headquarters Fourth Allied Tactical Air
ASSIGNMENTS1. January 1976 - March 1976, trainee, Basic Military Training, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas2. April 1976 - September 1976, student, telephone switching equipment apprentice, ASAF School ofApplied Aerospace Sciences, Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas3. October 1976 - February 1981, electronic installation crew chief, 1849th Electronic InstallationSquadron, McClellan Air Force Base, California4. March 1981 - June 1983, automatic central office technician, Headquarters Fourth Allied Tactical AirForce, Kindsbach Underground Facility, Germany5. July 1983 - November 1984, Quality Assurance Evaluator and electronic installation team chief,1849th Electronic Installation Squadron, McClellan Air Force Base, California6. August 1989 - August 1992 NCOIC and Team Chief Inside Plant Section, 216th Electronic Installa-tion Squadron, Hayward Air National Guard Station, California7. November 1993 - May 1999, Computer Maintenance Technician, training manager, 124th Commu-nication Flight, Gowen Field Air National Guard Base, Idaho8. May 1999 - July 1999, Communication Liaison during Allied Forces deployment, 131st Expedition-ary Forces Squadron (Killer Bees), Trapani, Italy9. July 1999 - December 2001, First Sergeant, 124th Communication Flight, Gowen Field Air NationalGuard Base, Idaho10. December 2001 - March 2011, Chief of Operations and Information Technology Supervisor, 124thCommunication Flight, Gowen Field Air National Guard Base, Idaho11. April 2011 - Present 124th Fighter Wing Command Chief Master SergeantMAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONSAir Force Meritorious Service MedalJoint Service Commendation MedalAir Force Commendation Medal with four oak leaf clustersAir Force Achievement Medal with one oak leaf clusterJoint Meritorious Unit AwardAir Force Outstanding Unit AwardAir Force Good Conduct Medal with oak leaf clusterAir Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clustersNational Defense Service Medal with one deviceArmed Forces Expeditionary MedalKosovo Campaign Medal with one deviceGlobal War on Terrorism Service MedalArmed Forces Reserve Medal with 2 M and hourglass deviceNATO MedalIdaho Emergency Duty RibbonIdaho Reenlistment Ribbon with two oak leaf clusterIdaho Service Ribbon with one oak leaf clusterPROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS1999 Idaho Air National Guard NCO of the YearIdaho National Guard Chief’s Council124th Fighter Wing First Sergeants CouncilEnlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States MemberMember Gowen Field Activity CenterEFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTIONChief Master Sergeant May 2, 2004(Current as of September 2011)
Gowen Field SafetyGowen Field is a DOD installation, which means there is to be no hand-held cell phone use while op-erating a motor vehicle. Hands free cell phones and Blackberries are authorized for use by vehicle opera-tors and passengers at all times. Passengers may use cell phones and Blackberries. Distraction kills…pay attention.Wear seatbelts while operating all military or civilian vehicles on base. Accomplish Foreign Object Debris(FOD) checks on any vehicle entering the flight line or alert area.Speed LimitsFollow the speed limit on base as posted and 15 mph on the flight line.Vehicle Parking Areas—5 MPHAircraft Parking Ramp—15 MPH (5 MPH within 25 ft. of an aircraft)Flight Line Access—15 MPH as designated by installation commanderDesignated Traffic Lanes on the Ramp, Taxiway or Within 200 ft. of AircraftParking Area—15 MPHAll traffic flow on the aircraft parking ramp shall be parallel to thenoses of parked aircraft with driver’s side toward aircraftDo Not drive diagonally across the aircraft parking rampVehicle ParkingVehicles will not be backed or parked in the immediate vicinity of anyaircraft (25 ft. in front, 200 ft. to rear), except as authorized for ops suchas loading, unloading, servicing or towing. A spotter will be posted when avehicle is backed towards an aircraft. Preposition wheel chocks to preventvehicles from being backed into aircraft. Set parking brakes on all parkedvehicles.All unattended vehicles will be parked so they will not interfere with the aircraft being towed or taxied. Turnoff ignition, leave keys in ignition, and place manual transmissions in reverse and place automatic trans-missions in park. Set parking brake or place chocks in front and behind a rear wheel or between wheels ontandem axels.Emergency vehicles responding to emergencies are exemptMotorcycle riders will comply with AFI91-207 and have completed an approved motorcycle safety course.Helmets and protective clothing are required when riding a motorcycle on base. Contact base safety forother required items.
Pedestrian SafetyWe have several branches of the military here that march and perform PT in groups. Pay special attentionwhen driving during hours of low visibility as the personnel will often be running or marching on the road-ways.MANDATORY- Wear your reflective belt during the hours from dusk till dawn and during time periods ofreduced visibility. Headphones are not allowed when running on the roadways. AlcoholWe have Highway Safety Checks many times a year and not always in conjunction with a holiday. If you findthat you have had “One” too many drinks, call a cab or a friend. Better yet have a plan, which includes a des-ignated driver and stay with the plan.Two more options are: Local Taxi (333-0333) and Your Wingman TrafficSpeed limit on Gowen Field is 25 unless otherwise posted. Security Forces will issue citations for trafficinfractions. If you are traveling to the east campus take note of the red flashing lights when crossing ECHOtaxilane. Aircraft and helicopters travel this taxilane frequently.Wearing of a seatbelt is always a smart thing to do! The use of seatbelts is mandatory in the state of Idaho, asit is for the Base.There are several one way grids and tons of construction if you travel into the city. Be aware of your sur-roundings. Traffic in Boise can become quite congested if you are traveling to the west between 1600-1800.Use caution and allow more time to reach your destination. PPEIt’s important to remember if you go from the role of an observer to a worker that you remove your jew-elry and utilize PPE as required for the job tasking. Make sure you have: safety toed boots, eye protection,leather gloves, and hearing protection when required. ORMOperational Risk Management. This should be used at all times during your time spent here. This acronymsimply means thinking about what you are doing BEFORE you do it. Many times when we travel, we tend tolet our guard down. In unfamiliar surroundings this can be deadly. Please pay attention to your surround-ings, don’t over exert yourself during PT or a pick-up basketball game, and watch out for your Wingman. 124 FW Safety “Mission First – Safety Always” DSN 422-5317
124TH FIGHTER WING, IDAHO AIR GUARD GOWEN FIELD (BOISE AIR TERMINAL), IDAHOIdaho Air National Guard History FACT SHEET I I THE BRIEF HISTORY OF THE IDAHO AIR GUARD daho’s Air National Guard was established in 1946, and has Idaho’s citizen-airmen have shared local runways with commercial and quietly celebrated more than a general aviation evermoved to Gowen Field, The squadron since. daho’s Air National Guard half century of volunteer service 1946, In 1950, the airmen and their Mus-base was established in and a former Army Air Corps training to Idaho and the has quietly celebratedtangs were called to active duty — the nation by thou- more south of Boise’s Air Terminal, in 1947.sands of citizen-airmen.than a half‑century of volun‑full-scalecitizen‑airmen havethe Idaho only Idaho’s mobilization in shared local The state’s first Air Guard unit, the Idaho and the runways with— to replace Air teer service to Air Guard’s history commercial and general Force aviation ever since. nation by thousands of citizen‑airmen. units sent to Korea.190th Fighter Squadron, was created The state’s first Air Guard unit, the In 1950, the airmen and theirOct. 13, 1946, under the command Idaho Mustangs werejet age in 1953, — entered the called to active duty 190th Fighter Squadron, was createdof Lt. Col. Thomas G.13, 1946, under the command the only full‑scale mobilization in the Oct. Lanphier, one trading aging Mustangs for the F 86Aof the pilots creditedCol. Thomas G. Lanphier, one Jet, America’s first swept wing of Lt. with downing Sabre Idaho Air Guard’s history — to replacethe bomber carrying Japan’s Admiral downing TheForce units sent to Korea. of the pilots credited with fighter. Air 190th, part of the U.S. the bomber carrying Japan’s Air Force’sIdaho entered Command, 1953,Yamamoto in the South Pacific during Admiral Air Defense the jet age inWorld War II. Yamamoto in the South Pacific during trading aging Mustangs for the F‑86A changed aircraft four more times over World War II. Sabre Jet, America’s first swept‑wing Like Lanphier, most of Idaho’s early the next 23 years to fly the F 94 Starfire, Like Lanphier, most of Idaho’s early fighter. The 190th, part of the U.S. Airairmen were veterans of the war. of the war. 89 Scorpion, F 86L Sabre Jet and F airmen were veterans F The Force’s Air Defense Command, changedThe volunteers — 23 officers and 44 and 44 en‑ aircraft four more times over the next volunteers — 23 officers 102 Delta Dagger.enlisted men — metmen — met one night each week 23 the 190th Fighter Squad- F‑89 listed one night each In 1975, years to fly the F‑94 Starfire, in a small building Street Street in Scorpion, name SabremissionF‑ 102week in a small building on Fort on Fort ron changed its F‑86L and Jet and toin downtown Boise. downtown Boise. Delta Dagger. join the newly formed 124th Tactical “They had nothing. No airplanes, no In 1975, the 190th Fighter Squad‑ “They had nothing. No airplanes, Reconnaissance Group as the 190th buildings. No money. Not even an air‑ ron changed its name and mission tono buildings. No money.retired Col. W.D. Bozeman, join the newly‑formed 124th Tactical field,” said Not even an Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron,airfield,” said retired Col. W.D. Bozeman,members. the F 4 PhantomGroup a Mach 2 one of the group’s founding flying Reconnaissance II jet, as the 190thone of the group’s founding members. and skills Tactical ReconnaissancePhantom “But they had determination two seat twin-engine fighter. Squadron,“But they had determination and skills and hope.” jets would eventually spend 20 years 2 flying the F‑4 Phantom II jet, a Machand hope.” Recruiting new members for the two‑seat twin‑engine fighter. Phantom on Gowen Field, longer than any other fledgling fighter squadron had the in the history of Idaho’s Air years aircraft jets would eventually spend 20 Recruiting new members for the low — $10 per on Gowen Field, longer than any other highest priority. Pay wasfledgling fighter squadron had the National Guard. the history of Idaho’s Air aircraft in month for enlistedhighest priority.members — and, without airplanes to National Guard. the unarmed Pay was low — $10 per Idaho’s first Phantom, RF-4C, Idaho’s first Phantom, the unarmedmonth for enlistedthere was little and, members carried high resolution cameras fly, members — for unitwithout airplanes do fly, there was little training RF‑4C, carried high resolution cameras to to during their weekly and electronic sensors, which soon periods.for unit members to do during their and electronic proved their worth to thousands of sensors, which soon proved their worthweekly training periods. someone brought cider and in thousands of people in Idaho. “Finally, people Idaho. doughnuts to a drill,” said retired Brig. to “Finally, someone Jim Trail, a cider andthe original Gen. brought member of Phantom jets tracked flood flood waters Phantom jets tracked watersdoughnuts to aunit who would eventually command pouring from the rupturedDam drill,” said retired Brig. pouring from the ruptured Teton TetonGen. Jim Trail, a the squadronthe original Idaho’s hours within hours of the dam’s col‑ member of and serve as within Dam of the dam’s collapse to show lapse to show officials where floodunit who wouldAssistant Adjutant General. “That may officials where flood waters were eventually commandthe squadron and serve as first recruiting andheaded in time to warn people— continued have been the Idaho’s reten‑ living tion program in the Idaho Air Guard.” in endangered areas. Aerial photo- Assistant Adjutant190th Fighter Squadron’s first air‑ Aircraft of the Idaho Air National Guard: (right, The General. “Thatmay have been planefirst recruitingP‑51D Mustang, taken immediately after the F-86A the was the famous and graphs from top) The F-51D Mustang (1946-1953),retention program inbecame the F‑51D in 1947Challis earthquake helpedStarfire (1955-1956), which the Idaho Air when Sabre Jet (1953-1955), F-94 emergencyGuard.” response crews locate and evaluate the Air Forcereclassified former pursuit F-89 Scorpion (1956-1959), the F-86L Sabre Jet (1959-1964), and the F-102 Delta Dagger The 190th Fighter Squadron’s first air- damage. aircraft as fighters. (1962-1976).plane was the famous P 51D Mustang, Idaho aircrews excelled in theirwhich became the F 51D in 1947 when military mission as well. Two Idaho Aircraft of the Idaho Air National Guard: (right, from top) The F-51D Mustang (1946-the Air Force reclassified former pursuit fliers were named “Best Aerial Recon- 1953), F-86A Sabre Jet (1953-1955), F-94aircraft as fighters. naissance Aircrew” at an international Starfire (1955-1956), F-89 Scorpion (1956- The squadron moved to Gowen Field, competition. The 124th was named 1959), the F-86L Sabre Jet (1959-1964), anda former Army Air Corps training base “Best Flying Unit in the Air National the F-102 Delta Dagger (1962-1976).south of Boise’s Air Terminal, in 1947. Guard” and received the prestigious
waters were headed in time to warn Spaatz Trophy from the people living in endangered areas. National Guard Asso- Aerial photographs taken immediately ciation. Idaho air¬men after the Challis earthquake helpedand Phantom jets went to Canada emergency response crews locate andand Norway to provide critical tacti- evaluate damage.cal reconnaissance capabilities in U.S. Idaho aircrews excelled to theirand NATO forces. i on as wel l. Two m i l it ar y m iss In 1991, Idaho’s Air Guard “Best Aerial Idaho fliers were named changedaircraft and mission again. The at an Reconnaissance Aircrew”unarmed RF4C Phantom jets The 124th international competition. were re-placed named “Best Weasel fight¬ers. was by F 4G Wild Flying Unit in theThe 124th Tactical Reconnais¬sancethe Air National Guard” and receivedGroup becameSpaatz Trophy from the prestigious the 124th FighterGroup, a reserve component of the air‑ National Guard Association. IdahoU.S. Air and Phantom jets went to Canada men Force’s Air Combat Command. Aircraft of the Idaho Air National Guard: (top,clockwise) The RF-4C Phantom II (1976-1991), and Norway to provide critical tactical In 1993 Idaho’s Wild Weasel jets F-4G Wildthe Idaho(1991-1996), the A-10 ThunderboltRF-4C Phantom II (1976-1991), F-4G Wild Weasel Aircraft of Weasel Air National Guard: (top,clockwise) The II — the “Warthog” (1996), and the C-130were sent to Southwest Asia to U.S. and reconnaissance capabilities to sup- Hercules transport — Thunderbolt II — the “Warthog” (1996), and the C-130 Hercules transport — the (1991-1996), the A-10 the “Herk” (1996). NATO forces.port Op¬eration Southern Watch, en- “Herk” (1996). the last in the U.S. Air Force, for two several major deployments to loca-forcing 1991, Idaho’s Air Guard changed In the no fly zone over southern aircraft and mission again. TheIraq. new aircraft — the A 10 Thunderbolt units — two flying squadrons,15 sup‑ at home, having the world. tions throughout flown numerous II,port units at Gowen Field and an”elec‑ better known as the “Warthog, and Twice Idaho airmen were chal- were unarmed RF4C Phantom jets humanatarian beloved Herks in The Idaho lost its relief missions. 2009 the C 130 Hercules transport. controllenged by illegal Iraqi air defense fight‑ replaced by F‑4G Wild Weasel tronic combat training range Herks were also 2005 Base Realign- as a result of the tasked to support ers. The 124th Tactical Reconnais‑radar. The threats were answered — squadron assigned to Mountain Home The Warthog, famous for its success overseas contingincies, Many of from ment and Closure Act. In fact, the sance Group became the 124th Fighterand silenced — with anti-radiation Air Force Base, Idaho.the Gulf War, against Iraqi armor in 2001 to 2008 the unit flawlessly mis- members who were part of that ex‑missiles. The 124thcomponent of the Air Group, a reserve earned the U.S. U.S. The wing traded its Wild Weasels, provides close air support to troops ecuted several major within the wing sion were absorbed deployments toForce Out¬standing Unit Command. Air Force’s Air Combat Award — on the ground. U.S. Air Force, for two the last in the locations throughout the world. valu- and went on to perform other In 1993 Idaho’s Wild Weasel jets werepresented to the unit personally by new aircraft —proved their worth Idaho’s A-10s the A‑10 Thunderbolt Idaho lost its beloved Herks in 2009 able duties. In particular, the 124th sent to Southwest Asia to support Op‑ II, better known as the “Warthog,” and during Operation Allied Force in 1999 as a result of the 2005 Base Realignment was selected as a key installation tothe Secretary of the Air Force — for eration Southern Watch, enforcing the the C‑130 Hercules transport. when they flew combat missions over and Closurenew Consolidated Install perform a Act. Many of the membersits role in Operation Southern Watch. no‑fly zone over southern Iraq. KosovoWarthog, famous for its success The and again in Operation Iraqi who werefor the entire active duty, Program part of that mission were Less than six months after end- Twice Idaho airmen were challenged against Iraqi armor in the Gulf War, absorbed within the wing andAwent Freedom in 2003. Already deployed Guard and Reserve A-10 fleet. crewing itsillegal Iraqi air defense radar. The by first Southwest Asia tour, the124th began a answered — and silenced to Kuwait close air support to troops on provides in support of Operation on more than 50 full-time personnel of to perform other valuable duties. threats were second Southern the ground. South¬ern Watch, more than 250 In particular, the 124th was selected performed several important modi-Watch deploy¬ment, followed by two — with anti‑radiation missiles. Theback to back tours in support of Op- personnel were mobilizedtheir worth Idaho’s A‑10s proved in place. a key installation to perform a than fications and upgrades to more new 124th earned the U.S. Air Force Out‑ Idaho’s Operation Allied search 1999 duringA-10s led combatForce in and Consolidated Install Program for the 200 A-10 aircraft.eration Provide Comfort, enforcing to standing Unit Award — presentedthe northern no fly zone and protect-of rescue and close combat missions over when they flew air support missions entire active duty, Guard and Reserve Changes and challenges of the the unit personally by the Sec‑retary Kosovo and again in Operation Iraqi A‑10 fleet. A crew of more than 50ing KurdsForce — foraggression. From in the initial weeks and months of the past half-century have consistently the Air from Iraqi its role in Operation Freedom in 2003. Already deployed to full‑time personnel performed several1993 to 1995 Idaho’s airmen served war. Two Idaho pilots received the produced positive results, thanks to Southern Watch. Kuwait in support of Operation South‑ important modifications and upgradesmoreLess than six months after ending than a year in the volatile Distinguished Flying Cross for their the dedicated efforts of thousands of ern Watch, more than 250 personnel to more than 200 A‑10 aircraft.Persian Gulf — longer than any other efforts. men and women who have served its first Southwest Asia tour, the 124th were mobilized in place. Idaho’s A‑10s Changes and challenges of theflying unitsecond Southern Watch deploy‑ The 190th Fighter Squadron also Idaho and America since 1946 as began a in the Air National Guard. led combat search and rescue and close past half‑century have consistently deployed inmissions in the initial weeks members of the Idaho Air National In 1995,followed byFighter Group ment, the 124th two back‑to‑back air support 2007 to Iraq and 2008 to produced positive results, thanks to the Afghanistan. of the war. Two Idaho Guard.became in support Wing, with 18 tours the 124th of Operation Provide and months dedicated efforts of thousands of menunits — two flying squadrons, 15 no‑fly Comfort, enforcing the northern Idaho’s Herks were active here at pilots received the Distinguished Flying and women who have served Idaho andsup¬port units at Gowen Field andIraqi zone and protecting Kurds from home, having flown numerous hu- Cross for their efforts. America since 1946 as members of the To learn more about the Idaho Air Nationalan aggression. From 1993 to 1995range elec¬tronic combat training Idaho’s manitarian relief missions. The Herks served Idaho and America since 1946 Guard, write or call the 124th Fighter Wing, Idaho Air National Guard. were also tasked to Idaho Airoverseas as members of the support National Attn: Public Affairs Office, 4474 S. DeHavillandcontrol squadronmore than toyear in the airmen served assigned a Moun- Street, Boise, Idaho 83705-8006. (208) 422-tain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. any volatile Persian Gulf — longer than contingencies. In fact, from 2001 to Guard. To learnor visit www.idaho.ang.af.mil 5398 more about the Idaho Air National Guard, write other flying unit in the Air National The wing traded its Wild Weasels, 2008 the190thflawlesslySquadron also The unit Fighter ex¬ecuted or call the 124th Fighter Wing, Attn: Public Affairs Office, Guard. deployed in 2007 to Iraq and 2008 to 4474 S. DeHavilland Street, Boise, IdahoFW/PA 1 JUL 10 124 83705-8006. In 1995, the 124th Fighter Group Afghanistan. (208) 422-5398 or visit www.idaho.ang.af.mil became the 124th Wing, with 18 Idaho’s Herks were active here 124 FW/PA 1 JUL 10
Boise’s Local RestaurantsAngell’s Bar & Grill Buster’s Sports Bar999 Main Street 1326 Broadway Ave.Boise, Idaho 83702 1 Price: $$$ Boise, Idaho 83706 7 Price: $(208) 342-4900 (208) 345-5688www.angellsbarandgrill. www.busterssportsbar.com “Located in the lively center of downtown Boise, Angell’s Quality food and fast, friendly service. Extensive menu,is a stylish and contemporary spot for locals and travelers in offering a variety of domestic and micro brews, along with aupscale yet comfortable surroundings.” full bar and quality wines.Asiago’s Restaurant & Wine Bar Cazba Middle Eastern Restaurant1002 W. Main Street 211 N. 8th StreetBoise, Idaho 83702 2 Price: $$ Boise, Idaho 83702 8 Price: $$(208) 336-5552 (208) 381-0222www.asiagos.com “An unpretentious, intimate setting, combining old world From its whimsical cloud-covered walls to its framingdesigns with modern accents. Located in the newly renovat- columns, the Eastern Mediterranean eatery channels an aired Gem-Noble building, the dining area surrounds you with of elegant mystery, furthered only by the mystery of theturn of the century brick walls, Italian tile floors, and original unequivocally ethnic-only menu.Barbacoa Cafe Ole276 S. Bobwhite Ct. 404 S. 8th StreetBoise, Idaho 83706 3 Price: $$$ Boise, Idaho 83702 9 Price: $$(208) 338-5000 (208) 344-3222www.barbacoa-boise.com www.cafeole.com The name itself sounds like a celebration. Barbacoa’s With enchanting locations in downtown and Boise Towneopen-fire grilling process and culinary delights are a tribute Square Mall, Cafe Ole offers great tasting Mexican styleto the ranchers and cowboys of the Pacific Northwest. dishes and excellent service.Bardenay Restaurant & Distillery Chapala Mexican Restaurants610 W. Grove Street 1201 S. Vista AvenueBoise, Idaho 83702 Boise, Idaho 83705 10 4 Price: $ Price: $(208) 426-0538 www.chapalarestaurants.comwww.bardenay.com Bardenay, the nation’s first distillery restaurant, serves up Lightening fast service and great authentic Mexican cui-distinctive cocktails with premium spirits, some of its own sine, Chapala’s has long been rated among the best Mexicanmaking. restaurants in Boise.Bittercreek Alehouse / Red Feather Restaurant Chiang Mai Thai246 N. 8th St. 4898 Emerald StreetBoise, Idaho 83702 5 Price: $ Boise, Idaho 83706 11 Price: $$(208) 345-1813 * Boise Best Bet (208) 342-4051 * Boise Best Betwww.justeatlocal.com/bittercreek www.chiangmaithairestaurant.com Bittercreek Alehouse offers a warm, inviting casual dining Exotic sauces and flavors intermingle on your plate, andexperience with outstanding, attentive service. Our large the hot, tangy aromas waft up to meet your nose, creatingfront windows and open-air patio present a perfect location an exciting taste journey. Locals tip: Just go, man.for people watching in downtown Boise.Brick Oven Bistro801 Main StreetBoise, Idaho 83702 6 Price: $(208) 342-3456www.brickovenbistro.com In an era where chain concepts dominate the restaurantlandscape, the Brick Oven remains true to the best of whatBoise is about: authenticity, family, casualness and convivial-ity.
Boise’s Local Restaurants cont... Goodwood Murphy’s Seafood & Steakhouse Barbecue 1555 Broadway Ave. 7849 W. 13 Price: $ Boise, Idaho 83706 19 Price: $$$Spectrum Street (208) 344-3691Boise, Idaho 83709 www.cishenanigans.com Great food and service meets finger-lickin’ barbecue in a Murphy’s Seafood Steakhouse, a cornerstone in Boisecomfortable and inviting atmosphere. This very solid choice dining for 20 years offers affordable cuisine in an elegant butfor lunch or dinner. casual setting.Ha’ Penny Bridge Pub Ram Restaurant & Brewery855 Broad Street 709 E. Park Blvd.Boise, Idaho 83702 14 Price: $$ Boise, Idaho 83712 20 Price: $(208) 343-5568 (208) 345-2929www.hapennybridgepub.com www.theram.com Experience Irish Pub entertainment featuring live mu- A great place for local microbrews and above average barsic, sporting events on plasma screens and casual dining food. Set right on the Boise River Greenbelt, this is a sum-inspired by early to mid-1900’s european works. mertime hotspot and a great place to hit during a Bronco football game.Happy Fish Sushi Reef855 Broad Street 105 S. 6th StreetBoise, Idaho 83702 15 Price: $$ Boise, Idaho 83702 21 Price: $$(208) 343-4810 (208) 287-9200www.happyfishsushi.com www.reefboise.com Happy Fish Sushi has become one of the hottest spots in Great food, live music and home to Boise’s only rooftopdowntown Boise offering a great place to catch a drink after outdoor tiki bar make a visit to REEF a unique, and extremelywork or get a night on the town started. fun, experience.Kyoto Japanese Steakhouse Shige Japanese Cuisine6002 W. Fairview Ave. 100 N. 8th StreetBoise, Idaho 83704 Boise, Idaho 83702 22 16 Price: $$ Price: $$(208) 378-8808 (208) 338-8423 www.shigejapanesecuisine.com Tepanyaki-style Japanese cuising with surprisingly good For Boise, Shige’s is an institution, and deservedly so. Chefsushi. Awesome for large groups to gather around the grill. Shige was one of the very first in Boise, and has consistantlyWatch out for flying shrimp! been making good sushi for many years.Mai Thai Tablerock Brewpub & Grill750 W. Idaho Street 705 W. Fulton StreetBoise, Idaho 83702 17 Price: $$ Boise, Idaho 83702 23 Price: $(208) 344-THAI (8424) (208) 342-0944www.maithaigroup.com www.tablerockbrewpub.com Consistently ranked tops among Thai restaurants in Boise, Boise’s Original TableRock BrewPub & Grill. Offers lunchcome for the great food and cocktails but be warned: you’ll and dinner in a great family atmosphere as well as a fabu-need to come early to peruse the menu, it reads like a novel! lous catering service.Mazzeh Willowcreek Grill & Raw Sushi404 E. Parkcenter Blvd. 2203 S. Vista AvenueBoise, Idaho 83706 18 Price: $ Boise, Idaho 83705 Price: $$(208) 333-3223 (208) 343-5544 24www.mazzeh-id.com www.willowcreekgrill.com Killer gyros, hummus, and shwarmas make Mazzeh the Surprisingly good food and decent beer selection makerecently annointed “BEST” mediterranean restaurant in Boise. this one of Boise’s up-and-coming “best of” hotspots, though many still don’t know about it.
Hotels and Restaurants - Downtown Downtown Boise Area Bars & Restaurants 1. Angell’s Bar & Grill rill 2. Asiago’s Restaurantant 4. Bardenay Restaurant & Distillery rant & Distillery 5. Bittercreek Alehouse / Red Featherouse / Red Feathero 6. Brick Oven Bistroastern Cuisine 8. Cazba Middle Eastern Cuisine n Cantinage Pub 9. Café Ole Mexican Cantina hi 14. Ha’ Penny Bridge Pub 15. Happy Fish Sushi 17. Mai Thaie Cuisine 21. Reefwpub & Grill 22. Shige Japanese Cuisine 23. Tablerock Brewpub & Grill
Hotels and Restaurants - Outside Downtown Boise Area Bars & Restaurants3. Barbecoa7. Buster’s Sports Bar10. Chapala Mexican Restaurant11. Chiang Mai Thai13. Goodwood BBQ16. Kyoto Japanese Steakhouse18. Mazzeh19. Murphy’s Seafood & Steakhouse20. Ram Restaurant & Brewery24. Willowcreek Grill/Raw Sushi
Boise Entertainment and Recreationsports Hiking/Biking - Boise River Greenbelt www.visitidaho.org/thingstodoBoise State Bronco Athletics Stretching more than 20 miles from Eagle Island State Park(208) 426-4737 eastward to Discovery State Park at the base of Lucky Peakwww.broncosports.com Dam, this paved pathway offers inline skaters, joggers, walk- ers and cyclists a year-round paved pathway. The well-markedBoise Hawks (Class A Chicago Cubs affiliate) trail meanders through downtown Boise, Veterans Memorial(208) 322-5000 Park, and Julia Davis Park following the serpentine Boise River.www.boisehawks.com Trailside restaurants offer refreshments and people watching opportunities. Once you leave Boise’s boundaries, the pathway provides views of rolling brown mountains and wildlife, suchIdaho Steelheads Hockey as herons and bald eagles.(208) 383-0080www.idahosteelheads.com Mountain Biking - Ridge to Rivers Trail System (208) 384-4240 www.ridgetorivers.orgIdaho Stampede Basketball Stretching from the Boise River to the Boise Ridge, this trail(208) 424-2200 system offers hikers and mountain-bikers 75,000 acres of trails.www.nba.com/dleague/idaho equipment rentalFirebird Raceway(208) 938-8986 REI Boisewww.firebirdonline.com (208) 322-1141 www.rei.comMeridian Speedway(208) 888-2813 Outdoor Adventureswww.meridianspeedway.com (208) 386-9846 www.boiseoutdoor.comrecreation Bikes to Boards (208) 343-0208Skiing - Bogus Basin www.bikestoboards.com(208) 332-5151www.bogusbasin.com AlpenglowLocated 16 miles north of Boise, off a twisting mountain road, (208) 331-BOATthis folksy ski resort is Boise’s winter getaway. Offering great www.www.alpenglowidaho.comskiing day or night, Bogus has 58 runs, six ski lifts and cross-country skiing. movie theatersRafting/Floating - Boise River(208) 384-4240 Edwards Downtown Cinema 9www.cityofboise.org/boiseriver (208) 338-3821Floating the serene Boise River is a peaceful, cost-efficient wayto spend a summer. From June to September, inner tubes,rafts, canoes and kayaks meander through the city’s water ar- Edward Spectrum 21 & IMAX Theatretery from Barber Park to Ann Morrison Park, an event passed (208) 377-9603down to generations of Boiseans. You might find yourself aswet as Gilligan after this three-hour tour, but its ample retalia- The Majestic Cinemation to the desert heat. White water is scarce, but lifejackets are (208) 888-2228strongly recommended. Boise Parks and Recreation providestransportation from Ann Morrison Park to Barber Park. Other-wise, you’ll need two vehicles. Summer: dawn to dusk The FLICKS (208) 342-4222
Boise & Gowen Field Important Contacts HOSPITALS BASE CONTACT INFORMATIONSaint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center1055 N. Curtis Road POSITION NAME NUMBER (208) 422-XXXXBoise, ID 83709(208) 367-2759 FW/CC Col James Compton 5342 FW/CV Col Brad Richy 5814St. Luke’s Hospital FW/CCC CMSgt Bob Bailey 6993190 East Bannock FW/CCE LtCol Beverly Bracewell 6162Boise, ID 83702 OG/CC Col Mike Nolan 5300(208) 381-1200 MXG/CC Col Robert Park 5400 MSG/CC Col Chris Rood 5947CABS MDG/CC Col Ralph Sutherlin 5369ABC Taxi SAFETY LtCol Anthony Brown 5600(208) 344-4444 Command Post 5333 Security Forces 5366Boise City Taxi Fire Department 5363(208) 377-3333 General Emergencies 911Yellow Cab(208) 333-0333Local WeatherAverages are in the 20˚s/30˚s during the winter and as hot as 100˚ in the summer months.The weather does fluctuate daily in the spring and fall, so plan for a variety of conditions.It also tends to be on the windy side here in the valley.
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