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  • 40th HS, local forces rescue man

    A U.S. Air Force helicopter crew rescued a man June 3 near Monarch, Montana, concluding ground and air search and rescue groups around 11 p.m.The 40th Helicopter Squadron received the request Monday night around 10 p.m. to assist the Cascade County Sheriff’s Department in rescuing the man after he

  • 40th HS saves local judge

    An Air Force helicopter crew located and rescued a missing judge Friday just south of Great Falls, concluding the search by ground and air search and rescue groups that began Friday afternoon.The 40th Helicopter Squadron received the request Friday around 3:30 p.m. to assist the Great Falls Police

  • 5th Bomb Wing Members Deploy in support of Operation Inherent Resolve

    More than 400 Airmen from the 5th Bomb Wing recently deployed to the Middle East, in support of U.S. Central Command’s Operation Inherent Resolve. The 23rd Bomb Squadron sent a number of B-52H Stratofortresses to take over day-to-day operations, which will be the first time in 12 years aircraft from

  • 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

  • 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

  • 5 MUNS: Building BUFF firepower

    Airmen from the 5th Munitions Squadron build GBU-38 bomb units at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Oct. 27, 2016. The 5th MUNS consists of 225 Airmen and is responsible for assembling, testing and inspecting conventional munitions for the 5th Bomb Wing’s B-52H Stratofortresses. (U.S. Air Force

  • 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

  • Out of the Boneyard, Into the Fight: Ghost Rider Flies Again

    The B-52H Stratofortress 61-007, aka Ghost Rider, sits in the alternate parking area after returning to Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Sept. 27, 2016. Ghost Rider returned to Minot after nearly eight years at the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group, aka Boneyard, at Davis-Monthan AFB,

  • In the Deep End

    Airmen from the 5th Medical Operations Squadron train to enhance water extraction skills at the base pool at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Aug. 10, 2016. The water extraction training involved performing emergency medicine on a simulated patient in a water environment. The purpose was to practice for

  • Maintaining Firepower on Demand

    Airmen from the 5th Maintenance Squadron repair cracked spoilers atop the wing of a B-52H Stratofortress in Dock 2 at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., August 2, 2016. Current engineering analyses show the B-52’s life span is projected to extend beyond the year 2040 with the help of skilled Airmen who