Tenant Units

Minot Air Force Base hosts several tenant units that are critical to the success of our mission. The 54th Helicopter Squadron, Air Force Office of Special Investigations DET 813, 582nd Operations Support Squadron DET 5, 372nd Training Squadron DET 22, and the 219th Security Forces Squadron all play a role in the daily operations of Minot Air Force Base.

The 54th Helicopter squadron flies the UH-1N Huey on Minot Air Force Base, May 11, 2021. Tail number 23 received its heritage restoration paint job to honor its service during the Vietnam War.



54th Helicopter Squadron

The 54th Helicopter Squadron provides helicopter security response for the 91st Missile Wing located at Minot Air Force Base. The squadron supports emergency war order taskings, by transporting tactical response force teams in support of launch facility denial and recapture and convoy operations. The squadron also conducts priority passenger and cargo airlift, as well as executes search and rescue and medical evacuation operations in support of JCS National SAR and Response Plans for federal, state and local agencies.

54th HS helicopters typically fly from ground level to 2,000 feet above ground level. Operations may require flight up to 15,000 feet above mean sea level.

Contact Information:

Minot Public Affairs Office: 701-723-6212 (DSN: 453-6212), v35BW.PA@us.af.mil

Local Federal Aviation Administration air traffic control tower:
Minot International (MOT): 701-852-2346

Michael Horn, a Special Agent assigned to Detachment 816, conducts a fingerprint scan in the Taub Building on Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Nov. 3, 2017. AFOSI has many tools at their disposal to aid in accomplishing RIC: recovery, indictments and convictions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Donald C. Knechtel)

Air Force Office of Special Investigations

The Air Force Office of Special Investigations has been the Air Force's major investigative service since Aug.1, 1948. The agency reports to the Inspector General, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force.

OSI provides professional investigative service to commanders of all Air Force activities. Its primary responsibilities are criminal investigations and counterintelligence services.

The command focuses on five priorities:

  • Develop and retain a force capable of meeting Air Force needs
  • Detect and provide early warning of worldwide threats to the Air Force
  • Identify and resolve crime impacting Air Force readiness or good order and discipline
  • Combat threats to Air Force information systems and technologies
  • Defeat and deter fraud in the acquisition of Air Force prioritized weapons systems