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  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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