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Members of the 54th Helicopter Squadron at Minot Air Force Base responded to a search and rescue call involving a man trapped in his cabin, surrounded by rising flood water, in Savage, Montana. Minot rescue crew saves man trapped from flood
Members of the 54th Helicopter Squadron at Minot Air Force Base responded to a search and rescue call involving a man trapped in his cabin, surrounded by rising flood water in Savage, Montana, March 24, 2018.At approximately 2 p.m. the crew received a phone call requesting a hoist-equipped aircraft to respond to the scene. “We quickly came together
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2018
The 40th Helicopter Squadron performs a live hoist and stokes litter exercise on the flightline Feb. 10, 2016, at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. The 40th HS is one of the few entities in Montana capable of providing search and rescue with the ability to raise and lower stokes litter. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Daniel Brosam) 40th HS rescues hiker
A UH-1N Iroquois crew assigned to the 40th Helicopter Squadron here rescued an injured male in the Little Belt Mountains near Wheatland, Montana, May 7 at approximately 11:15 a.m.The rescue marked the 417th save for the 40th HS.The aircrew consisted of two pilots: Capt. Daniel Trapani and 1st Lt. Kyle Lenz; two special mission aviators: Tech. Sgt.
0 5/09
2017
Brian Amitrano, 54th Helicopter Squadron aircrew flight equipment member, searches equipment data at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., May 2, 2017. The unit’s maintainers fix and inspect flying and training equipment for aircrew, to include helmets and night vision goggles. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jonathan McElderry) 54th HS maintainers provide aircrew support
The 54th Helicopter Squadron plays a critical role in supporting the 91st Missile Wing by escorting 91 MW Airmen to the missile complex. The unit is responsible for convoy support, missile complex security and maintaining aircrew proficiency. Squadron members also engage in emergency search and rescue mission training.
0 5/05
2017
Lt. Col. Joshua Hampton, 40th Helicopter Squadron commander, left, Col. Ron Allen, 341st Missile Wing commnader, Rob Turnbow, 341st MW museum director and retired Brig. Gen. Dale Stovall, event guest speaker, pose for a photo at the 40th Helicopter Squadron display in the base museum April 28, 2017, at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. Stovall served as a helicopter pilot in the 40th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron during the Vietnam War and helped pave the way for helicopter aircrew. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Daniel Brosam) MAFB museum dedicates 40th Helicopter Squadron display
A dedication ceremony was held at the base museum on April 28, of its first 40th Helicopter Squadron display.The ceremony began with a chaplain invocation followed by opening remarks from Rob Turnbow, 341st Missile Wing museum director.“The reason we are here today is to recognize the relationship between the 40th Helicopter Squadron, Malmstrom Air
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2017
Dustin Bazille, Kenmore fire department firefighter, at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Feb. 24, 2017. The Minot AFB fire department hosted training with local fire departments, scenarios included simulated helicopter fire and missile field response. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Chad Trujillo) Teamwork makes the dream work
When it comes to safety, there can never be too many helping hands, such is the case when the Minot Air Force Base fire department invited several other local fire departments to receive missile field response training Feb. 24-25, 2017. “We hosted a North Dakota Fire Association training class for our mutual aid partners, which educates them on how
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2017
A UH-1N Iroquois from the 54th Helicopter Squadron flies over Minot Air Force Base’s missile complex, N.D., Jan. 25, 2017. The purpose of the flight was to perform training maneuvers and complete a security sweep of 91st Missile Wing launch facilities.  The 54th HS’s fleet is critical in providing support to 91st MW Airmen and assets in the missile complex. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong) 54th HS safeguards the missile complex
Two UH-1N Iroquois from the 54th Helicopter Squadron fly over Minot Air Force Base’s missile complex, N.D., Jan. 25, 2017. The purpose of the flight was to perform training maneuvers and complete a security sweep of 91st Missile Wing launch facilities. The 54th HS’s fleet is critical in providing support to 91st MW Airmen and assets in the missile
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2017
UH-1N Iroquois line the 54th Helicopter Squadron maintenance hangar at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Jan. 18, 2017. Maintenance on 54th Helicopter Squadron’s fleet is critical, in order to provide support to 91st Missile Wing Airmen and assets in the missile complex. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong) 54th HS maintenance keep the Iroquois airborne
Kim Smith, 54th Helicopter Squadron UH-1N Iroquois mechanic, rewires an attitude director indicator at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Jan. 18, 2017. The ADI, aka gyro horizon, is an instrument that states the orientation of the helicopter to the horizon. Maintenance on 54th Helicopter Squadron’s fleet is critical, in order to provide support to 91st
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2017
Default Air Force Logo Eye in the Sky: Special Missions Aviators
When a UH-1N Iroquois assigned to the 54th Helicopter Squadron at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota leaves the ground, it takes more than just a pilot and copilot to keep the aircrew and aircraft safe.Special missions aviators are essential to accomplishing this mission. Before the aircraft leaves the ground, they thoroughly run through their
0 10/26
2016
Airmen from the 54th Helicopter Squadron listen to instructions from Staff Sgt. Anthony Barrette, a survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialist assigned to the 5th Operations Support Squadron, during water egress training at the McAdoo Fitness Center at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Aug. 31, 2016. SERE specialists explained procedures to escape a crashed helicopter and how to properly use common rescue devices used by all branches of the armed forces. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jessica Weissman 52 helo squadron completes SERE training
Airmen from the 54th Helicopter Squadron complete survival, evasion, resistance and escape water egress training at the McAdoo Fitness Center at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Aug. 31, 2016. SERE specialists observe Airmen and are prepared to safely release them if they cannot escape the simulated crash.(U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jessica
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2016
A Team Minot Airman is hoisted in a UH-1N Iroquois during survival, evasion, resistance and escape training in Garrison, N.D., Aug. 11, 2016. The all-day training focused on search and rescue situations for aircrew members. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Apryl Hall) SERE search and rescue training
Team Minot Airmen participated in survival, evasion, resistance and escape training in Garrison, N.D., Aug. 11, 2016. The all-day training focused on search and rescue situations for aircrew members. Exercises included vectoring a rescue helicopter, hoists, land navigation and communication with friendly forces. The training took place at the National Guard Training Facility near Garrison.
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2016
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