The majority of hot subdwarf stars are low-mass core-helium-burning stars.
Their atmospheres are generally helium deficient; however a minority have
extremely helium-rich surfaces. An additional fraction have an intermediate
surface-helium abundance, occasionally accompanied by peculiar abundances of
other elements. We have identified a sample of 88 hot subdwarfs including 38
helium-deficient, 27 intermediate-helium and 23 extreme-helium stars for which
radial-velocity and proper-motion measurements, together with distances, allow
a calculation of Galactic space velocities. We have investigated the kinematics
of these three groups to determine whether they belong to similar or different
galactic populations. The majority of helium-deficient subdwarfs in our sample
show a kinematic distribution similar to that of thick disk stars. Helium-rich
sdBs show a more diverse kinematic distribution. Although the majority are
probably disk stars, a minority show a much higher velocity dispersion
consistent with membership of a Galactic halo population. Several of the halo
subd- warfs are members of the class of "heavy-metal" subdwarfs discovered by
Naslim et al. (2011, 2013).