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  • Air Force names newest helicopter ‘Grey Wolf’

    Air Force Global Strike Command named the MH-139A helicopter, the “Grey Wolf” during a naming ceremony here Dec. 19, 2019.
  • Night Flight: Hueys take off at Minot AFB

    Pilots with the 54th Helicopter Squadron prepare for takeoff at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, March 20, 2019. Prior to the flight, the helicopter pilots conducted a full inspection of the aircraft. The 54th HS is critical in providing support for 91st Missile Wing Airmen and assets in the missile complex. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jonathan McElderry and Airman Jesse Jenny)
  • 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 and ensures MWD teams are familiar with helicopter flight procedures. This is the first time these two units have worked together.
  • 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
  • 3… 2… 1… STEM GIRLS!

    Edison Elementary School’s science, technology, engineering and math girls toured Minot Air Force Base, N.D., May 1, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photos/Airman 1st Class Alyssa M. Akers)
  • 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.
  • 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
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