3-25th Aviation sends team to help Royal Brunei Air Force

| October 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
Chief Warrant Officer 3 Brent Adams of D Company, 3-25th Aviation Regiment conducts a Maintenance Test Flight with the Brunei Royal Air Force.  (Photo by Chief Warrant Officer 2 Everett Colby)

Chief Warrant Officer 3 Brent Adams of D Company, 3-25th Aviation Regiment
conducts a Maintenance Test Flight with the Brunei Royal Air Force. (Photo by Chief Warrant Officer 2 Everett Colby)

1st Lt. Samantha Jewell
3rd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment
25th Combat Aviation Brigade
25th Infantry Division

BRUNEI — In efforts to expand relationships in the Pacific, 3rd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Avn. Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, sent representatives to Brunei to advise the Royal Brunei Air Force (RBAF) on aircraft maintenance best practices, in September.

Chief Warrant Officer 3 Brent Adams, Delta Company, 3-25th’s production control officer and UH-60L/M maintenance test pilot, and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Everett Colby, Delta Company, 3-25th’s aviation maintenance technician, traveled, here, for three weeks to facilitate techniques and guidance with RBAF as it shifts to the S-70i helicopter.

“The assistance we are providing here in Brunei is helping establish a program that is in the beginning stages and establishing it, so they may be successful not only tomorrow, but five to 10 years down the line, “said Colby.

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Everett Colby, D Company, 3-25th Aviation Regiment demonstrates maintenance techniques to the Brunei Royal Air Force. (Photo by Chief Warrant Officer 3 Brent Adams)

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Everett Colby, D Company, 3-25th Aviation Regiment
demonstrates maintenance techniques to the Brunei Royal Air Force. (Photo by Chief Warrant Officer 3 Brent Adams)

“Through instruction in proper maintenance techniques, the establishment of an operational phase flow, and emphasizing a prioritization and investment in maintenance, the Royal Brunei Air Force has the tools and capabilities to be successful at the next level,” he added.

Throughout their time in Brunei, Adams and Colby have conducted swash plate link bearing replacement with eight mechanics, 40-hour and 120-hour inspection techniques, and methods to properly store, maintain, and inspect equipment, and multiple maintenance test flights.

“Our (25th CAB’s) recent fielding of UH-60M make Brent and Everett uniquely qualified to assist the Royal Brunei Air Force with their transition to the S-70i helicopter,” said Maj. Justin Mullins, 3-25th Avn. Regt. executive officer. “These two officers represent the best of 25th CAB with their depth of technical expertise and professional acumen.”

After sharing their experience with RBAF, Adams and Colby met with Col. Ma, the Singapore Defense Attache Office; Maj. Walee, squadron commander; and Maj. Khanal, RBAF senior engineering officer, where they discussed current and future objectives and long-term intent on maintaining U.S.-Brunei military relations.

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