TANAH JAMBU, Defence Academy, Wednesday 14 August 2019 - Sacrifice of worship is a special circumcision for Muslims who are able to perform it on 10, 11, 12 or 13 Zulhijjah. This year, the Defence Academy donated 2 buffaloes, 1 cow and 2 goats in honor of Hari Raya Aidiladha. The event started off at 0715hr where officers, personnel and officer cadets of Intake 18 were divided into two groups; first group went to a cow farm at Jalan Bebatik Kulapis to witness 2 buffaloes and 1 cow to be slaughtered whereas the other group stayed at the MT Line of Defence Academy to commenced the slaughter of two goats. Upon the completion, the distribution of the meat was distributed in the afternoon after Asr’ Prayer at the Ceremonial Hall, attended by Colonel Haji Muhammad Haszaimi Bin Bol Hassan, Commandant of the Defence Academy as the guest of honor. Among the attendees were senior officers, personnel, participants where 6 of them are officer cadets of Intake 18 as well as the Head of Village and Penghulu of Mukim Mentiri, Tanah Jambu and Meragang as the recipients.
TANAH JAMBU, Defence Academy, Sunday 11 August 2019 - Today, Brunei Darussalam will celebrate the Hari Raya Aidiladha or commonly known as Hari Raya Korban or Haji among the Bruneians. Surau Asy-Syuhada of the Defence Academy Royal Brunei Armed Forces (DA RBAF) held a mass Sunat Aidiladha Prayers in the morning. Prior to the event, the eve of the holy day was enlivened and resounded with melodius takbir, tahmid and tasbih at the Surau which were attended by Senior Officers, Officers and the Officer Cadets of Intake 18 of Officer Cadet School (OCS). The morning event began with the arrival of the Guest of Honor, the Chief Instructor of DA RBAF, Lieutenant Colonel Pengiran Mohammad Shamsul Reza bin Pengiran Dato Paduka Hj Tengah. Also present were Senior Officers, Officers and personnel of the Defence Academy. The event was further braced by Officer Cadets of Intake 18 of OCS. The event began with recital of takbir, followed by the mass Aidiladha Sunat Prayers. The event was then concluded with the Aidiladha Sermons which reminded the Muslims to respect and take care of their parents in order to value the sacrifices that they had given. It also reminded Muslims to take this opportunity to be involved with korban and donating the sacrificed livestock to the underprivileged people. The Sermons also helped Muslims to understand the true meaning of Sacrifices as committed by Prophet Ibrahim which signified a remarkable level of Iman and this form of submission should be followed by Muslims for the sake of Allah SWT. The event ended as the attendees shook hands and wished a blissful Aidiladha towards each other.
TANAH JAMBU, Defence Academy, Friday 9 August 2019- Following the End of Generic Term Parade, the Officer Cadet School (OCS) of Intake 18 hosted their first formal dinner in conjunction with their end of Generic Term where it mimics the concepts of a Regimental Dinner as in the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF). The event took place at the Officer Cadet's Mess Hall at about 1930 hours. Present as the Guest of Honor was the Acting Commanding Officer of OCS, 724 Major Muhammad Ghazali bin Haji Husin who was welcomed by the Acting Intake Commander, 823 Major (U) Awg Md Yusra bin Jafar. Also present were Officers of the School. The event began with the arrival of the Guest of Honor followed by a light refreshment prior to a photo session with the Guest of Honor at the Mess Hall 1 of the Officer Cadet's Mess.
TANAH JAMBU, Defence Academy, Friday 9 August 2019 - Today marked a new milestone for the Intake 18 of the Officer Cadet School (OCS) as the Parade for the end of Generic Term took place at the Parade Square of the Defence Academy, Tanah Jambu.
TANAH JAMBU, Friday 09 August 2019 – Leadership and Management Centre, Defence Academy RBAF had facilitated the Psychology of Leadership Course, which was delivered by Dr. Charlotte Riggs from the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurt (RMAS) as an initiative of Exercise Dynamic Outreach RMAS through its International Policy Planning, UK with various partner countries including Brunei Darussalam.
TANAH JAMBU, Wednesday, 07 August 2019 – The delegation from SESKOAD TA 2019 comprised of 59 personnel led by Major General Hartomo visited the Defence Academy Royal Brunei Armed Forces (DA RBAF) as part of their 5-day working visit to Brunei Darussalam. Upon arrival at the DA RBAF Headquarters, Major General Hartomo was welcomed by the Commandant of the DA RBAF, Colonel Haji Muhammad Haszaimi bin Bol Hassan, and other DA RBAF Senior Officers. The visit commenced with a Courtesy Call where both sides acknowledged the cordial relations between RBAF and the Indonesian National Armed Forces and discussed potential areas to explore to enhance the military-to-military bilateral cooperation particularly through trainings.
TANAH JAMBU, Defence Academy, Friday 2 August 2019- The Kuliah Subuh for the month of August was held at Surau Asy-Syuhada this morning at the Defence Academy. Present as the Guest of Honour was the Chief Instructor, Lieutenant Colonel Pg. Mohammad Shamsul Reza bin DPS Hj Tengah. The attendees were mainly of RBAF DA Senior Officers, Officers, Personnel and also Officer Cadets from Intake 18 of Officer Cadet School. The lecture's topic which entitled Pengorbanan Meraih Takwa was delivered by the invited speaker, Ustaz Abd Yussof bin Hj Majid. In conjuction with the upcoming Hari Raya Aidiladha, this month's lecture was focusing more on sacrifices, takwa and piety.
TUNGKU BEACH, Tuesday, 30 July 2019 - The Commandant's Challenge for OCS Intake 18 started at the Tungku Beach at around 0001 hours, 31 July 2019. The Challenge covered a total distance of about 22 kilometeres which stretched from the shoreline of the Tungku Beach area to the finishing line at firing field area in Berakas Camp. The Commandant's Challenge was one of the prestigious Challenges for the Officer Cadet School after The CO's Challenge which was held earlier and The Commander's Challenge which will be held tentatively during the final term of the OCS course.
DEFENCE ACADEMY, Sunday, 28 July
2019 - The Officer Cadets of Intake 18 were scheduled for another round of
second adventurous sports training. For this week of week 25, all three
Platoons were to go to their respective adventurous sports training on a
rotated basis of every two weeks which include horse riding, kayaking and
BERAKAS GARRISON, Friday, 26 July 2019 – The Final Competition of the Musabaqah Tilawah Al-Quran for Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) organised by the Third Batalion Royal Brunei Land Force was held in conjunction with the RBAF 58th Anniversary at the Pahlawan Hall, Berakas Garrison.
MANGGIS, Tuesday, 16 July 2019 – The 9th Command and Staff Course (CSC9) Defence Academy Royal Brunei Armed Forces (DA RBAF) last night held a Farewell Dinner at the Emperor's Court, Hua Ho Manggis Mall for Commander Daniel Peskett, Directing Staff 3 (DS3), Command and Staff College and who is also present as the Guest of Honour.
TANAH JAMBU, Sunday, 14 July 2019 – In conjuction with the 73rd birthday celebration of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar 'Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, the Royal Brunei Armed Forces Defence Academy (RBAF DA) hosted a Majlis Kesyukuran and Sembahyang Maghrib and Isya Berjemaah at Surau Asy-Syuhada in Defence Academy. The Guest of Honor of the event was the Commandant of Defence Academy, Colonel Hj Muhd Haszaimi bin Bol Hassan. The attendees were mainly of RBAF DA Senior Officers, Officers, personnel and also Officer Cadets from Intake 18 of Officer Cadet School.
REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE, Friday 12 July 2019 – Colonel Haji Muhammad Haszaimi bin Bol Hassan, The Commandant of Defence Academy RBAF made a working visit to the SAFTI MI (Military Institute) Republic of Singapore from 9 to 12 July 2019.
REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE, Friday 12 July 2019 –Lieutenant Colonel Amirul Adly bin Haji Ali, The Commanding Officer of Officer Cadet School Defence Academy RBAF conducted the third Exercise Planning Conference for Urban Operations Training Package with Officer Cadet School SAFTI MI (Military Institute) Republic of Singapore from 9 to 12 July 2019.
Tanah Jambu, Wednesday, 10 July 2019 – Yang Mulia Brigadier General (U) Dato Seri Pahlawan Haji Hamzah bin Haji Sahat, Commander of the Royal Brunei Air Force (RBAirF) delivered a keynote address entitled "Future of the Air Force: Prospects and Challenges" to the participants of the 9th Command and Staff Course (CSC 9/2019) at the Command and Staff College, Defence Academy Royal Brunei Armed Forces (DA RBAF) today.
MANGGIS, Monday, 08 July 2019 – Defence Academy RBAF held a "Dine in Dine out" in conjunction with the posting in and out of Defence Academy RBAF's officers at Empror's Court, Hua Ho Manggis Mall.
TANAH JAMBU, Monday, 08 July 2019 – The Acting High Commissioner of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to Brunei Darussalam, His Excellency Ahmed Ali Sirohey, delivered a lecture on "Prophets' Battles and Islamic War Rules, Comparing to Modern War Conventions" to the 9th Command and Staff Course, Royal Brunei Armed Forces. His insights and perspectives proved professionally beneficial for the course participants and were highly appreciated. His Excellency also briefed the course on human rights, human dignity and the comparisons with Islamic values in the Prophets' quest to promote peace, security, and justice. He also provided historical context on battles and treaties that resulted during a time when the superpower roles of the ancient world were shared between the Roman and Persian empires. The Acting High Commissioner was hosted by Lieutenant Colonel (U) Peter bin Ulat, Directing Staff 1 of Command and Staff College, Defence Academy, Royal Brunei Armed Forces.
TANAH JAMBU, Friday, 05 July 2019 – The Intermediate Staff Course (ISC) 19/2019 which was previously known as the Junior Staff Course (JSC) officially ended today with a closing ceremony at the Defence Academy Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF), Kampong Tanah Jambu.
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Thursday, 04 July 2019 - The 9th Command and Staff Course (CSC9) Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) commenced the formal visit to Joint Force Headquarters.
RIMBA, Thursday, 04 July 2019 – The course participants of the Command and Staff Course 9 visited the Royal Brunei Air Force (RBAirF) today. The delegation was led by Lieutenant Colonel (U) Peter bin Ulat, Directing Staff 1 of Command and Staff College, Defence Academy.
TANAH JAMBU, Thursday, 04 July 2019 – The course participants of the Intermediate Staff Course (ISC) 19/2019 held a tree planting ceremony today with a total of 24 saplings were planted along the staircase heading towards Surau Asy-Syuhada.
Berakas Garrison, Wednesday, 03 July 2019 – The 9th Command and Staff Course (CSC 9/2019) continued the field study programme to Royal Brunei Land Force (RBLF). The visiting delegation was led by Lieutenant Colonel (U) Peter bin Ulat, Directing Staff 1 of Staff College, Defence Academy.
Gadong, Tuesday, 02 July 2019 – Intermediate Staff Course (ISC) Cohort 19/2019 held a farewell dinner at the Rizqun International Hotel, Gadong to convey their deepest appreciation as the course nears to a conclusion.
TANAH JAMBU, Tuesday, 02 July 2019 – The course participants of the Command and Staff Course 9 visited the Royal Brunei Navy Headquarters and Navy Base today. The visiting delegation was led by Lieutenant Colonel (U) Peter bin Ulat, Directing Staff 1 of Command and Staff College, Defence Academy.
Bolkiah Garrison, Sunday, 30 June 2019 - Majesty Sultan Haji
Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar 'Ali
Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei
Darussalam, today graced the Grand Parade for the 58th RBAF Anniversary
Celebration at the Mini Stadium in Bolkiah Garrison.
TANAH JAMBU, Tuesday, 25 June 2019 – His Excellency Mr. Chan Yeng Kit, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Defence Singapore and Delegates had the opportunity to visit the Defence Academy, Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) in Kampong Tanah Jambu today. Upon arrival at the Ceremonial Hall, His Excellency Mr. Chan Yeng Kit was welcomed by Colonel Haji Muhammad Haszaimi bin Bol Hassan, Commandant of Defence Academy RBAF and RBAF officers.
Tanah Jambu Jumaat 21 Jun 2019 – Satu ceramah dibuat tentang Perintah Am KDYMM bagi mengawal dan membenteras penyalahgunaan dadah di dalam ABDB kepada peserta-peserta Kursus Maktab Turus Akademi Pertahanan Angkatan Bersenjata Diraja Brunei (AP ABDB) sesi 09/2019. Ceramah tersebut disampaikan oleh Mejar Isewandy bin Murni, Ketua Pegawai Kaunseling ABDB. Ceramah sebegini adalah julung-julung kalinya diperkenalkan dalam Kursus Maktab Turus.
TANJUNG BATU, Thursday, 20 June 2019 – The Officer Cadet School (OCS) Commanding Officer's (CO's) Challenge took place yesterday morning. The event was officially launched with the deployment of the first group of Officer Cadets at around 0600 hours to Tanjung Batu which stretched along the shoreline of Meragang Beach. The last Section to end the challenge was at 1900 hours in the OCS compound. The CO's Challenge is one of the iconic and prestigious challenges that usually took place in the Generic Term of the OCS Course. This will sequentially be followed by the Commandant's Challenge and the Commander's Challenge.
TANAH JAMBU, Wednesday 19 June 2019 - As part of the RBAF community contribution in conjunction with the 58th anniversary of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF), a blood donation campaign held today at Defence Academy, RBAF