37th Helicopter Squadron

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37th Helicopter Squadron
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A UH-1N belonging to the 37th Helicopter Squadron lands as 90th Security Forces Group move into place during an exercise that was part of the Nuclear Surety Inspection.
Active 17 Oct 1952 - Present
Country  United States
Branch  United States Air Force
Type Squadron
Role Missile Field Support
Search and Rescue
Part of Air Force Global Strike Command
Garrison/HQ F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming
Engagements Korean War
Vietnam War
Decorations Presidential Unit Citation
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation
Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with palm
Insignia
37th Helicopter Squadron emblem (approved 30 November 1988)[1] 37th Helicopter Squadron emblem.jpg
Tail Code FE

The 37th Helicopter Squadron (37 HS) is a United States Air Force unit assigned to the 582d Helicopter Group in support of the 90th Operations Group located at Francis E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming. The unit is tasked with flight operations in support of the operation and security of F.E. Warren's intercontinental ballistic missile complex as well as search and rescue missions. The unit operates the UH-1N Huey helicopter.

History

Performed search, rescue, and recovery missions in the Far East and in Southeast Asia. Since activation in 1973, unit performs nuclear convoy security and missile site support at Francis E. Warren AFB. Unit also flies numerous search, rescue and medical evacuation sorties.[1]

Lineage

  • Constituted as the 37th Air Rescue Squadron on 17 October 1952
Activated on 14 November 1952
Inactivated on 8 May 1955
  • Redesignated 37th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron and activated on 14 December 1965 (not organized)[2]
Organized on 8 January 1966
Inactivated on 29 December 1972
  • Activated on 1 October 1973
  • Redesignated 37th Air Rescue Squadron on 1 June 1989
  • Redesignated 37th Rescue Squadron on 1 February 1993
  • Redesignated 37th Rescue Flight on 1 May 1993
  • Redesignated 37th Helicopter Flight on 1 May 1998
  • Redesignated 37th Helicopter Squadron on 21 October 2005[1]

Assignments

Stations

Aircraft

See also

References

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Robertson, Patsy (2010-05-25). "Factsheet 37 Helicopter Squadron (AFGSC)". Air Force Historical Research Agency. Retrieved August 5, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 From 1959 to 1968 units that had been "activated" were not assigned personnel or equipment until they were "organized". Ravenstein, p. 301.
  3. Jennings, Gareth (August 3, 2014). "USAF stands up new helicopter group to support ICBM forces". IHS Jane's Weekly. Retrieved August 5, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. McGuire, Carlie (April 1, 2015). "582 Helicopter Squad Activated". News Channel CBS 5. Retrieved May 4, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

Bibliography

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.