3-25th Aviation Regiment shows in CAPEX

| October 17, 2015 | 0 Comments
CH-47 aircrews of 3-25th Aviation Regiment conducted M777 sling load operations during the 25th Infantry Division's Capability Exercise on October 8, 2015 at Schofield Barracks. (Photo by 1st LT. Samantha Jewell, 3-25th Aviation Regiment Public Affairs)

CH-47 aircrews of 3rd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, conducted M777 sling load operations during the 25th ID’s Capability Exercise on
Oct. 8, at Schofield Barracks. (Photo by 1st Lt. Samantha Jewell,
3-25th Aviation Regiment Public Affairs)

1st LT. Samantha Jewell
Headquarters and Headquarters Company
3rd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment
25th Combat Aviation Brigade
25th Infantry Division

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — The 3-25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, participated in the 25th Infantry Division Capabilities Exercise, or CAPEX, here, Oct. 8.

Aircrews demonstrated a few capabilities of the General Support Avn. Battalion (GSAB).

Company A, the command aviation company, displayed one of its various missions by conducting a UH-60L multi-ship air assault.

Company B, the heavy helicopter company, exhibited its lift capabilities by slinging an M777 into position for 25th Div. Artillery.

Company C, MEDEVAC, evacuated a patient, demonstrating its quick and precise skills.

UH-60L aircrews of 3-25th Aviation Regiment conducted air assault operations during the 25th Infantry Division's Capability Exercise on October 8, 2015 at Schofield Barracks. (Photo by 1st LT. Samantha Jewell, 3-25th Aviation Regiment Public Affairs)

UH-60L aircrews of 3rd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, conduct air assault operations during the 25th ID’s Capability Exercise on Oct. 8, at Schofield Barracks. (Photo by 1st Lt. Samantha Jewell, 3-25th Aviation
Regiment Public Affairs)

“The CAPEX was a great way to demonstrate to the community our aviation capabilities,” said Chief Warrant Officer Carlos Acevedo, battalion standardization pilot. “Our aircrews, from 3-25th Avn. Regt., demonstrated some of the capabilities of the UH-60L, CH-47F and the HH-60M. Aviation assets provide the ground forces the ability to quickly project combat forces across the battlefield.”

The GSAB has the ability to be a self-deployable and self-sustaining battalion. The capabilities shown during the CAPEX are only a few skills of the flight companies within the battalion.

The GSAB is also comprised of an Avn. Maintenance Co., a Forward Spt. Co., an Air Traffic Services Co., and a Headquarters Co. The battalion’s capabilities range from VIP missions, water bucket operations, deck landings, helocast and rappel operations to air traffic controllers, maintenance support and all refuel operations.

The GSAB is continuously improving and learning new skills for all future operations.

(Editor’s note: Jewell is the assistant S-1 officer.)

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