The 40th Helicopter Squadron falls under the 582nd Helicopter Group, 20th Air Force, F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming, providing combat-ready aircrew and flexible helicopter airpower to the 341st Missile Wing, in support of the shared strategic nuclear mission. The squadron performs priority security response for the missile field, aerial convoy surveillance, and priority airlift support for missile maintenance and operations. Each successful security operation is the result of the combined efforts of pilots, engineers, maintenance crews and attached security forces personnel providing services under the motto, “Deter, Detect, Defend.” Additionally, the 40th supports the National Search and Rescue Plan for Montana, northern Wyoming and eastern Idaho. Since March 1968, the unit has logged more than 145,000 flying hours in the UH-1N Huey helicopter and is credited with over 425 lives saved.