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40th Helicopter Squadron US Air Force

40th Helicopter Squadron
40HS began in 1964 as Detachment 5 of 37th ARRS.

In April 1998, the unit was redesignated as the 40th Helicopter Flight, and in October 2005, became 40th Helicopter Squadron.

On June 21st 2010 took flight USAF first-ever all-female helicopter crew : medical technician Senior Airman Malaya Movido; flight engineer Staff Sgt. Michelle Bresson, flight engineer; Capt. Abbe Warren, pilot; and Capt. Katy Tenpenny, co-pilot.

On May 25th, 2014 their UH-1N perform their 400th rescue.

From August 2014 part of 20th Air Force Helicopter Operations Group (20th AF HOG) at FE Warren AFB, Wyoming

Sorry ladies, but the first all female Helicopter Crew was at Ellsworth AFB, SD. with 37th ARRS Det 2 in 1985. Capt. Dawn Eiland, Capt. Carol Kilbride, A1C Trish Jones, flight medic, SRA Michelle Degeneffe, Flight Medic, and SRA Dawn Buentello FLight medic. COngrats to this Aircrew for carrying on the tradition of Air rescue at the local base level. Thanks ladies for your service. Hand Salute!!!

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News of 40th Helicopter Squadron

Missing Jugde Rescued by 40th Helicopter Squadron, 13-Mar-19 : An USAF UH-1N from the 40th Helicopter Squadron located and rescued a missing judge just south of Great Falls, Montana.

USAF Global Strike Challenge 2015, 14-Aug-15 : 20th Air Force’s 37th, 40th and 54th Helicopter Rescue Squadrons equipped with Bell UH-1N are competing in the 2015 GSC at Camp Guernsey, Wyoming

Malmstrom Mass Casualty Exercise, 14-Aug-15 : As part of a joint mass casualty exercise, a simulated earthquake occurred in the Great Falls area.

USAF 40th HS Makes their 408th Rescue, 08-Jul-15 : A UH-1N Huey helicopter crew assigned to the 40th Helicopter Squadron rescued an injured female hiker on July 5th marking the 408th save for the 40th HS.

582nd Helicopter Group Activated at Warren AFB, 30-Mar-15 : USAF new 582nd HG, Task Force 214, 20th Air Force will take over operations of the 37th, 40th and 54th Helicopter Squadrons along with forming the 582nd Operations Support Squadron at F.E. Warren AFB, Wyoming


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C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
D1007 cv-22b 04-0026 : pictured (pic3) with 40th HS crews during a visit to their Malmstrom AFB
31001 UH-1N 68-10772 : Aug93 asg 40th HS; May12 still
31004 UH-1N 68-10775 : Sep86 asg 40th HS; Mar15 still
31005 UH-1N 68-10776 : Aug07 transf from 76th HS, Vandenberg AFB, CA to 40th HS, Malmstrom AFB, M+
: 18 pictured as 40th HS /MM-776 with Pathfinders mrks over Montana s landsc+
31006 UH-1N 69-6600 : USAF; 04may04 pictured with 40th HS at Vandenberg AFB, CA maneuvering thro+
31017 UH-1N 69-6611 : Oct95 asg 40th HS
31021 UH-1N 69-6615 : 19 pictured as 40th HS /MM-615 with Pathfinders mrks over the Montana skyl+
31028 UH-1N 69-6622 : USAF; 1995 asg 40th HS
: 28 still with 40th HS, reaches their 400th rescue
31031 UH-1N 69-6625 : USAF; 40th HS, Malmstrom AFB; 08aug10 crashed during night medevac of inju+
31060 UH-1N 69-6654 : transf from Minot AFB to 40th HS at Malmstrom AFB; Still has 6th SOS pain+

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