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NAVAIR, FRCSW Hold Annual Diversity and Inclusion Day
Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) celebrated its annual Diversity and Inclusion Day June 15 aboard Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) to recognize the heritage and many cultures which comprise its active duty and civilian workforce. Keynote speaker Claude Koehl of Intercultural Services, an organization that helps develop cross-cultural communication and leadership, spoke of the importance … Continue reading NAVAIR, FRCSW Hold Annual Diversity and Inclusion Day
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 19:11:05 +0000
FRCSW LM2500 Engine Program Surpasses 40 Years of Service
Routinely recognized for its maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) work on naval aircraft, Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) also stands out as the Navy’s sole source for MRO services to the LM2500 engine. First used to power the Spruance and Kidd-class destroyers in the 1970s, LM2500 production began in 1969. The engines proved so reliable … Continue reading FRCSW LM2500 Engine Program Surpasses 40 Years of Service
Tue, 29 May 2018 17:20:09 +0000
NAVAIR Engineers Honored by AIAA-San Diego
Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) engineers were recognized by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) – San Diego section May 10 for their development of the F/A-18/EA-18G Cabin Pressure Test Laboratory (CPTL) last August. The AIAA, dedicated to the advancement of aeronautics and astronautics, selected the NAVAIR CPTL under the “Outstanding Achievement by … Continue reading NAVAIR Engineers Honored by AIAA-San Diego
Fri, 11 May 2018 17:30:13 +0000
FRCSW Earns SECNAV Platinum Level Energy Award
Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) has earned the Secretary of the Navy’s (SECNAV) Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Energy Conservation and Water Management Platinum level award for FY 2016 environmental accomplishments. FRCSW’s efforts recognized by the “Platinum” level category designates a “an outstanding” energy and water conservation program, with “…an exceptional year for energy project execution.” … Continue reading FRCSW Earns SECNAV Platinum Level Energy Award
Thu, 03 May 2018 16:02:16 +0000
FRCSW Wheel Shop Keeps Squadrons Rolling
Like most motorists, aircraft squadrons periodically inspect the tires on their aircraft for any uneven wear, gouges or other damage. When service to the rims or recycling of the tires is required, they often end up in the Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) wheel shop in Building 472. Staffed by six Sailors, three of whom … Continue reading FRCSW Wheel Shop Keeps Squadrons Rolling
Tue, 17 Apr 2018 18:59:56 +0000
FRCs Slated for Production Quality Makeover
Production quality throughout the Fleet Readiness Center (FRC) domain will undergo a transformation through a concerted effort from artisans to senior leadership by the end of this year. Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) Quality Manager Adam Kimmerly said that a COMFRC policy (COMFRCINST 48855.1) released late last year directed the formation of Integrated Quality Teams … Continue reading FRCs Slated for Production Quality Makeover
Tue, 03 Apr 2018 16:08:02 +0000
FRCSW Expands Artisan Training Program
  On the heels of creating its sheet metal artisan training program last April, Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) expanded its depot-level training endeavors in January to include a paint training course. The concept and timeline for the course, which targets workforce and production quality, was initially developed in May 2017. Daniel DeMilio, deputy integrated … Continue reading FRCSW Expands Artisan Training Program
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 16:34:28 +0000
FRCSW Names FY 2017 Civilian of the Year
Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) selected Aaron Vivar as its Fiscal Year 2017 Civilian of the Year and Civilian of the Quarter, third quarter. Vivar, a financial management analyst, was recognized for his work in the command’s comptroller department where he was instrumental in identifying and processing aircraft upward obligation requests. FRCSW Commanding Officer Capt. … Continue reading FRCSW Names FY 2017 Civilian of the Year
Fri, 02 Mar 2018 19:03:37 +0000
FRCSW Test Line: Ensuring Quality Aircraft to the Fleet
Encompassing almost 1.5 million square feet at the very Western portion of Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI), the Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) Test Line Support Facility is the hub for test flying the aircraft the command’s artisans repair and maintain. The sprawling compound includes an 800,000 square-foot aircraft ramp with parking for numerous … Continue reading FRCSW Test Line: Ensuring Quality Aircraft to the Fleet
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:35:45 +0000
FRCSW Welcomes Honor Flight Vets

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 16:33:22 +0000
2017 CNO Environmental Award Winner: FRC East
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. — Fleet Readiness Center East was recently announced as the 2017 Chief of Navy Operations Environmental Award winner for Sustainability for Industrial Installations. The honor highlighted the organization’s Environmental Management System and the Industrial Environmental...
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 10:02:00 GMT
FRC East achieves another F-35 milestone, completing first F-35A and C modifications
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. — The first Air Force F-35A Lightning II, AF-10, inducted at Fleet Readiness Center East for modifications departed for the 33rd Fighter Wing at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, on June 7, 2018. The...
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 07:33:00 GMT
NAVAIR, FRCSW Hold Annual Diversity and Inclusion Day
NAVAL AIR STATION NORTH ISLAND, Calif. - Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) celebrated its annual Diversity and Inclusion Day June 15 aboard Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) to recognize the heritage and many cultures which comprise its active duty and...
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 14:55:00 GMT
NAWCAD hosts Unmanned Air Systems competition
NAVAL AIR WARFARE COMMAND AIRCRAFT DIVISION, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — NAWCAD recently hosted the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International’s (AUVSI) 16th annual Student Unmanned Air Systems (SUAS) competition at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station (NAS) Webster Field in...
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 12:09:00 GMT
Former naval aviator tells of how she served with ‘pride and resilience’ at national LGBT Pride Month event
HEADQUARTERS, NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — Brynn Tannehill sat silently in the backseat of a rental car and listened to her supervisor call a transgender co-worker ugly, gross and an “it.” Unbeknownst to her co-workers, “I was debating,...
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 11:28:00 GMT
Safety Gold: NCDOL awards FRC East for safety achievements
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. — The North Carolina Department of Labor presented Fleet Readiness Center East the Gold and Million Hour Safety Awards for its organizational achievements in safety at an annual awards ceremony in Kinston June 13. The...
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 08:06:00 GMT
NAWCAD Lakehurst partners with NJ middle school to spark student interest in STEM
JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. – The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) Lakehurst has partnered with Lakewood Middle School in Lakewood, New Jersey to increase middle school student interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) careers. With the support...
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 14:57:00 GMT
NAVAIR team receives top environmental excellence award
NAVAL AIRWARFARE CENTER AIRCRAFT DIVISION, PATUXENT RIVER, Md.— The Naval Air Systems Command’s (NAVAIR) 4.3.4 Environment, Safety, and Occupational Health (ESOH) team received their Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Environmental Awards during a ceremony here, June 13. The...
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 17:28:00 GMT
Sustainment Vision 2020 Provides Enterprise Solutions to Readiness Recovery, AMPS 2018
NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – Readiness recovery stood out as the primary focus of the 2018 Aerospace Maintenance Professionals Symposium, where several hundred aerospace maintenance professionals, civilians and industry representatives met in Virginia Beach, May 14-17 to collaborate...
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 14:10:00 GMT
PHOTO RELEASE: U.S. Naval Test Pilot School Graduates Class 153
NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER AIRCRAFT DIVISION, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — The U.S. Naval Test Pilot School held a graduation ceremony for Class 153 on Friday, June 8. Thirty-four students successfully completed the intense 11-month course of instruction and were designated...
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 17:20:00 GMT
Command Master Chief Donald Henderson honored by former Jacksonville Jaguars All-Pro for "All-Pro Service"
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Former Jacksonville Jaguars great Donovin Darius honored Fleet Readiness Center Southeast Command Master Chief Donald Henderson on Saturday with his All-Pro Service Award. The Donovin Darius Foundation’s 2018 Father’s Day Celebration Event was held at Daily’s Place, and...
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 12:02:00 GMT
NAWCAD-supported student teams place in international robotics competition
JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAJKEHURST, N.J. – Two student teams from New Jersey received international recognition for their robotic designs in the International SeaPerch Competition at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in North Dartmouth, Massachusetts June 1-3. The Harrington Middle School team placed...
Mon, 11 Jun 2018 14:53:00 GMT
A father remembers lost brother, son in effort to reach Sailors
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – On the Thursday before Memorial Day, Cmdr. Mike Polito sat in the front pew of All Saints Chapel at Naval Air Station Jacksonville. Sunlight shone down from the windows along the eastern wall, illuminating 400 Sailors of Fleet...
Wed, 06 Jun 2018 06:31:00 GMT
NAVSEA’s senior civilian official describes breaking through the ‘bamboo ceiling’
HEADQUARTERS, NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — If there’s a “bamboo ceiling” impeding career progress for Asian-Americans at the Department of the Navy, Giao Phan has pushed through it. Along the way, she’s learned to balance her Asian cultural...
Mon, 04 Jun 2018 15:08:00 GMT
Fleet Readiness Center Southeast Sailor receives Clay chamber’s Vystar Award for Military Excellence
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A Fleet Readiness Center Southeast Sailor got an unexpected surprise when he was recognized May 24th by the very community he’s come to love and appreciate while stationed aboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville. The Clay County Chamber of...
Mon, 04 Jun 2018 06:42:00 GMT
NAVAIR change of command: Grosklags retires, Peters at helm
NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, Patuxent River, Md.—Improving readiness and increasing speed to the fleet will remain priorities at the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) under its new commander, Vice Adm. Dean Peters, who relieved Vice Adm. Paul Grosklags during a...
Thu, 31 May 2018 18:01:00 GMT
Navy engineers support STEM workshop for blind and visually impaired students
JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. – Engineers and scientists from the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) Lakehurst shared their passion for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) with blind and visually impaired students during a workshop in New Brunswick,...
Thu, 31 May 2018 13:08:00 GMT
Aviation Maintenance Professionals plan course forward
NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – More than 300 aviation maintenance professionals from all levels gathered May 13-15 in Virginia Beach, Virginia, to discuss ways to improve readiness for the fleet and keep more aircraft and components available...
Wed, 30 May 2018 12:42:00 GMT
NAWCAD employees named Outstanding Technology Transfer Professionals
NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER AIRCRAFT DIVISION, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – NAWCAD’S Michelle Miedzinski and Rick Tarr of the Technology Transfer Office (TTO) were recently named this year’s Outstanding Technology Transfer Professionals by the Federal Lab Consortium. The award recognizes the efforts of...
Tue, 29 May 2018 17:20:00 GMT
AAG catches Advanced Hawkeye

Tue, 29 May 2018 14:29:00 GMT

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