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Dec. 12, 2019

1 HS celebrates 50th anniversary at gala event

The 1st Helicopter Squadron here celebrated its 50th anniversary with a gala on base Dec. 6, 2019. The 1st HS has approximately 120 aircrew members, 22 helicopters and flies over 5,000 mission hours. July 1, 1969 the U.S. Air Force activated the 1st HS to assume control of a proud past of helicopter operations at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, and JBA. Since its activation, the unit has provided local airlift for senior military, civilian leaders, high-ranking dignitaries, distinguished visitors, Defense Support of Civil Authorities and emergency medical evacuation.

July 21, 2017

UH-1N Precautionary Landing in Suitland, Md.

A UH-1N Iroquois helicopter assigned to the 1st Helicopter Squadron based at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland made a precautionary landing during a routine training mission near Strayer University and Marlow Heights Medical Center in Suitland, Maryland at 9:15 a.m., Friday, July 21, 2017. The precautionary landing was in response to a low oil pressure

April 15, 2017

Amidst accident aftermath: 1st HS executes F-16 pilot evacuation

During the F-16 Fighting Falcon crash incident April 5, the 1st Helicopter Squadron sent two UH-1N Iroquois to the scene to medically evacuate the downed pilot.

Feb. 21, 2017

JBA supports JROTC with base tour

Dec. 19, 2016

Mission controllers keep 1st HS flying

A team of nine JBA Airmen play a key role in the high-priority airlift missions and contingency response of the Air Force’s largest helicopter squadron.

Nov. 1, 2016

Submerged training

Flight crew members from the National Capital Region take part in Water Survival Training and Helicopter Emergency Egress Device Training at Prince George’s Community College’s Robert I. Bickford Natatorium in Largo, Md., Oct. 27 and 28, 2016. The Water Survival Training, lead by 89th Operations Support Squadron survival, evasion, resistance and

Sept. 7, 2016

Blessing the heli

Capt. Sarah Morris, 11th Wing chaplain, blessed a UH-1N Huey on the flightline at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Aug. 31, 2016. Chaplains bless aircraft with hopes to keep Airmen and aircraft safe through their time in service. The 1st HS is the U.S. Air Force's largest helicopter squadron, conducting high-priority airlift missions in the National