News: 25th CAB NCO maintainers gain valuable resource management knowledge
Story by Sgt. Daniel Schroeder
WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii – Thirty-five noncommissioned officers of the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade graduated from a Common Aircraft Maintenance course here, May 22.
The class instructed the maintenance NCOs the latest methods of tracking aviation maintenance and managing their section’s resources efficiently.
“This training gives these young NCOs a better insight to the next higher level of maintenance,” said Staff Sgt. Vincent Moore, a mobile training team instructor from Fort Eustis, Va.
The course covered sections such as quality control, production control and publications and how they work together in the Unit Level Logistics System-Aviation system.
ULLS-A provides aviation maintenance information that ensures accurate, comprehensive information about maintenance, inspections, part ordering and tracking, work orders, aircraft and crew history and more.
In addition to saving time, eliminating unnecessary work and streamlining parts, the logistics information supports improved tactical and strategic decision-making, highlighting trends and cost drivers.
ULLS-A interfaces with all major logistics information systems to provide the most current information available.
“The class was very informative,” said Sgt. Adam Miller, an UH-60 crew chief assigned to Company C, 3rd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th CAB, and a native of Ludington, Mich. “Knowing how each sub-section of ULLS-A works together and referencing publications will allow us to conduct more efficient maintenance.”
The aviation maintenance program depends heavily on the effective management of maintenance assets.
“Because these NCOs have a better understanding of the administration side of maintenance, they can manage their resources accordingly to minimize the downtime of an aircraft,” said Moore, a native of Baltimore.
In addition to instructing the NCOs to manage their soldiers and resources, the course saved the Army money by sending two instructors to 35 students.
This system, known as a mobile training team, allows courses to come to soldiers instead of sending soldiers away to a school.
“It was nice to spend time with my wife after class,” said Staff Sgt. Jonathan Cherry, armament platoon section sergeant for Company B, 209th Aviation Support Battalion, 25th CAB, also a native of Fuquay Varnia, N.C. “It created a more comfortable environment by not living out of a bag and by being closer to my family.”
With this training, the NCOs have the opportunity to become technical inspectors, maintenance supervisors or maintenance platoon sergeants.
Date Posted:05.30.2013 14:57
Location:WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, HI, US
Hometown:BALTIMORE, MD, US
Hometown:FORT EUSTIS, VA, US
Hometown:FUQUAY-VARINA, NC, US
Hometown:LUDINGTON, MI, US
Hometown:WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, HI, US