The Idaho Military Division is comprised of the Idaho Army National Guard, the Idaho Air National Guard, the Idaho Office of Emergency Management, Public Safety Communications, the Idaho Military History Museum, the Idaho Youth Challenge Academy and STARBASE. The division’s headquarters is located on Gowen Field in Boise with facilities spread throughout the state in nearly two-dozen communities. Its far-reaching presence throughout Idaho provides a critical emergency response capability in times of crisis and disaster.
The Idaho Military Division’s commitment to the community is codified in our adjutant general’s three strategic imperatives: to maintain combat readiness to fight and win our nation’s wars when called upon; to continue developing and strengthening our homeland security and emergency response readiness; and to continue building and fostering partnerships throughout Idaho, the nation and the world.
Our Mission: The mission of the Idaho Military Division is to maintain combat and domestic emergency response readiness in the Idaho National Guard; and guide the state, through the Office of Emergency Management, in effectively preparing for, responding to and recovering from all hazards. The division also provides a fully accredited residential high school with the Idaho Youth Challenge Academy, in order to intervene in and reclaim the lives of at-risk Idaho youth.
Our Vision: Idaho’s premier public service organization; attracting our leading citizens, promoting a safe and secure environment for our state and nation.