The US 20th Air Force has started putting all of its helicopter units under a single command: the 20th Air Force Helicopter Operations Group stood up at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming, on 1 August 2014.
The new group assumes control of the 37th Helicopter Squadron (F.E. Warren AFB), 40th HS (Malmström AFB, Montana) and the 54th HS (Minot AFB, North Dakota) along with a newly-formed operations support squadron tailored for the three helicopter squadrons in 2015.
US Air Force officials hope that by forming one group the operational effectiveness will go up. The 20th Air Force HOG primary mission is to support the US intercontinental ballistic missile forces in its area of responsibility.
All three squadrons of the 20th AFHOG fly the Bell UH-1N Iroquois (“Huey”).