The yearslong discussion surrounding the controversial F-35 jet mission still had a positive outcome for Gowen Field, said Boise Mayor Dave Bieter on Thursday. News broke Thursday that the F-35s would not come to Boise in the near future.
On Veterans Day, four Idaho women veterans credit their time in the military for instilling a sense of commitment to something greater than themselves. It's something that has permeated their lives, which continue to be in service to others.
Eugene Fidell, Bowe Bergdahl's civilian attorney, speaks to reporters Nov. 3, 2017, after Bergdahl's sentencing by a military judge. Bergdahl, of Hailey, will receive a dishonorable discharge, was reduced in rank and must forfeit some pay, but will not have to serve prison time.
Gov. Butch Otter performs a pinning ceremony marking Idaho Army National Guard Col. Russel D. Johnson's promotion to brigadier general on Aug. 15, 2017. It was one of Otter's first public appearances upon his return from surgeries and an infection that kept him out of the office for five weeks.
F-35 student pilots from the 61st Fighter Squadron out of Luke Air Force Base in Arizona completed B-course training at Mountain Home Air Force Base June 6-10. , 2017. The Mountain Home Range Complex's environment helped prepare pilots for electronic simulations of ground-based air defense threats.
Staff Sgt. Samuel Morse, who is stationed at Mountain Home AFB, was on hand last year to record the annual Memorial Day Ceremony and events at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery. The main event is 10 a.m. Monday.
The 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team gathered at Gowen Field Friday, May 19, 2017 to dedicate the 116th Cavalry Brigade Fallen Soldier Memorial in honor of the unit’s soldiers that died in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom III and Operation New Dawn, two of Idaho’s largest deployments in its history.
Family, military personnel and volunteers laid 3,654 Christmas wreaths, one for every site at the Idaho Veterans Cemetery, Saturday Dec. 17, 2016 in Boise. Part of a nationally coordinated Wreaths Across America, the remembrance ceremony honors men and women who served our nation.
Thomas Lee, who was injured on the front lines during World War II, helps celebrate Veterans Day with residents and fellow veterans at The Terraces of Boise, a senior living community at Harris Ranch Friday Nov. 11, 2016.
Army veteran John Mras laid to rest his military working dog, Taran, on Wednesday night at Veterans Memorial Park in Boise with a traditional ceremony. Watch Mras explain his service with Taran and how civilians can adopt their own retired military dogs.