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  • Airmen aid stranded citizen in snowstorm

    About 90 miles east of Great Falls, Montana, Carrie Mantooth was driving home Monday, about 5 miles southeast of Denton when she got her car stuck in heavy snow. The temperatures for that day were averaging below zero degrees.

  • 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 SFS MWDs fly with 54th Helicopter Squadron

    The 5th Security Forces Squadron military working dog section worked with the 54th Helicopter Squadron for a familiarization training flight at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, Aug. 23, 2018. The training between the 54th HS and 5th SFS MWD section helps promote operations between the two units

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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