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Waterjet Enhances FRCSW Manufacturing
Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) artisans use a variety of tools and unique machinery in their daily work to provide the fleet with mission-ready aircraft. One such machine, the “waterjet,” which is assigned under the industrial manufacturing program in Building 472, has the ability to cut aircraft wings in half. With a 30-horsepower water pump … Continue reading Waterjet Enhances FRCSW Manufacturing
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 18:22:29 +0000
FRCSW Hydraulics Shop Working to Meet CNAF, Fleet Requirements
Throughout the Fleet Readiness Center domain, many programs form the team required to meet Commander, Navy Air Forces (CNAF) initiative to achieve 341 mission-ready F/A-18 Super Hornets by 2020. At Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) the hydraulics shop in Building 472 contributes to the CNAF goal by focusing much of its efforts on the flight … Continue reading FRCSW Hydraulics Shop Working to Meet CNAF, Fleet Requirements
Mon, 26 Nov 2018 19:47:06 +0000
FRCSW Employee Receives 2018 Lasswell Award for Fleet Support
Tamika Clay-Jefferson, an information technology specialist for Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW), is the recipient of the 2018 A. Bryan Lasswell Award for Fleet Support. Sponsored by the National Defense Industrial Association and named for Marine Corps Maj. A. Bryan Lasswell, the award recognizes individuals who provide exceptional support to the Navy, Marine Corps or … Continue reading FRCSW Employee Receives 2018 Lasswell Award for Fleet Support
Fri, 02 Nov 2018 19:08:23 +0000
WOC STEM Conference Recognizes FRCSW Employee
A Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) employee was honored during the 2018 Women of Color (WOC) Sciences, Technologies, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) conference Oct. 11-14 in Detroit. Angela Ingram-Smith, an FRCSW acquisition program specialist, was one of four STEM “Technology Rising Star” winners. She received the award for her work within the command’s acquisition planning … Continue reading WOC STEM Conference Recognizes FRCSW Employee
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 17:48:14 +0000
FRCSW Tube Shop Supports Vital Aircraft Systems
Fuel and hydraulics are just two of the common systems found on all of the aircraft that are serviced by Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW). Ensuring the specifications and quality of the tubing used for delivering these and other systems, is the responsibility of the FRCSW tube and hose shop in Building 472. Much of … Continue reading FRCSW Tube Shop Supports Vital Aircraft Systems
Tue, 02 Oct 2018 21:12:14 +0000
FRCSW and NAVAIR Exploring Blockchain Technology
Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) is exploring the use of “blockchain” technology to help track aviation parts at maintenance facilities across the country. Tracking parts from their origin and understanding the history of flight-critical aircraft parts is a resource consuming process that drives up the cost to operate military aircraft. To increase efficiency and save … Continue reading FRCSW and NAVAIR Exploring Blockchain Technology
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 18:27:32 +0000
FRCSW School Qualifies Navy Welders
From repairing hitches on tow tractors to transition ducts in V-22 Osprey aircraft, many shipboard repairs in the fleet require the skills of a qualified welder. For more than 40 years the Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) welding school in Building 4 has provided Sailors and Marines the instruction, knowledge and certification to handle any … Continue reading FRCSW School Qualifies Navy Welders
Wed, 12 Sep 2018 18:14:27 +0000
FRCSW Teammate Develops Fixture to Improve Plating Process
About six months ago, Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) plating shop work leader Binh Huynh was faced with a question: Could a landing gear piston be salvaged by plating its inside? Working with engineering and manufacturing Huynh developed a fixture for chrome plating the inside of the piston, not only salvaging the component, but foregoing … Continue reading FRCSW Teammate Develops Fixture to Improve Plating Process
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 17:57:00 +0000
FRCSW Services E-2/C-2 Landing Gear
The maximum gross take-off weight of the E-2 Hawkeye surveillance airframe and its sister C-2 Greyhound transport is more than 52,000 pounds. Combined with landings, perhaps no other part of the aircraft absorbs as much pressure as its landing gear. Located in Building 472, the Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) landing gear shop is the … Continue reading FRCSW Services E-2/C-2 Landing Gear
Fri, 10 Aug 2018 18:00:45 +0000
FRCSW Site Camp Pendleton Inducts Last AH-1W Super Cobra
Artisans at Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) Site Camp Pendleton marked the end of an era July 18 with the induction of the last AH-1W Super Cobra to undergo the Integrated Maintenance Program (IMP). The H-1W is being retired and replaced with the newer H-1Z Cobra. “The technology is more advanced in the Z than … Continue reading FRCSW Site Camp Pendleton Inducts Last AH-1W Super Cobra
Thu, 26 Jul 2018 19:22:37 +0000
NAVAIR's leaders mentor, make investments in workforce
NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – “Take every opportunity to improve your skills and develop strategic relationships,” Industrial and Logistics Maintenance Planning Sustainment Department (AIR 6.7) Director Tracy Burruss said during a speed mentoring event sponsored by Naval...
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 14:12:00 GMT
PHOTO RELEASE: U.S. Naval Test Pilot School Graduates Class 154
NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER AIRCRAFT DIVISION, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — The U.S. Naval Test Pilot School held a graduation ceremony for Class 154 Dec. 7. 34 students successfully completed the intense 11-month course of instruction and were designated as Engineering...
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 17:40:00 GMT
Civilian, commander net 2018 logistics leadership award
NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – Trust, accountability and a shared vision among team members are foundational to providing capabilities to the fleet. That’s according to Integrated Product Team Lead (IPT) for Naval Aviation Spares and Requirements Financial...
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 15:58:00 GMT
Nineteen graduate from second tier of PaaL program
NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER WEAPONS DIVISION, CHINA LAKE, Calif. - Nineteen employees at Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division have learned how to lead themselves and others and, on Dec. 4, proved that they can lead teams after completing step 2...
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 12:14:00 GMT
NAWCAD recognizes excellence, innovation at logistics awards ceremony
JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. –  The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) Logistics and Industrial Operations Department recognized members of its workforce during a ceremony on the Lakehurst side of base Dec. 6 for their innovation and dedication to supporting the...
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 09:05:00 GMT
Laber earns award for work as ISEET deputy director
NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER WEAPONS DIVISION, POINT MUGU, Calif. - Robin Locksley, director of flight test engineering for Naval Air Systems Command, surprised Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division’s Mike Laber with a Navy Meritorious Civilian Service award Thursday during a...
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 11:58:00 GMT
Waterjet Enhances FRCSW Manufacturing
NAVAL AIR STATION NORTH ISLAND, Calif. - Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) artisans use a variety of tools and unique machinery in their daily work to provide the fleet with mission-ready aircraft. One such machine, the “waterjet,” which is assigned under...
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 13:55:00 GMT
Sailors, Navy civilians donate more than 200 toys to Head Start children
JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. – For the 43rd year, Sailors and Navy civilians from the Lakehurst side of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst came together to donate toys to children from low-income families as part of the Navy Lakehurst Giving Tree program. Approximately...
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 15:44:00 GMT
MEDIA INVITE: FRC EAST 75TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION, CHERRY POINT, N.C. – Members of the media are invited to attend Fleet Readiness Center East's 75th Anniversary ceremony here, Friday, Dec. 14, 2018 at 10 a.m. The ceremony will feature speeches by Lt. Gen. Steven R....
Mon, 03 Dec 2018 14:45:00 GMT
Pax River F-35 ITF leaves HMS Queen Elizabeth after ‘eclipsing aspirations’
NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN--F-35 Lightning jets from the Pax River Integrated Test Force (ITF) left HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08), Nov. 19, 2018, after eight weeks flying on and off the 65,000-tonne warship, helping to write the ‘operator’s manual’ so the jets...
Fri, 30 Nov 2018 10:36:00 GMT
Fleet Readiness Center Southeast trainer aircraft line revving up modernization effort
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Fleet Readiness Center Southeast is using every tool in its toolbox to get aircraft to the warfighter more quickly, including new toolboxes themselves. The modernization of the facility’s production line that repairs, maintains and overhauls Navy and Marine...
Thu, 29 Nov 2018 08:37:00 GMT
NAWCWD's Clark honored with NMCS award
NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER WEAPONS DIVISION, CHINA LAKE, Calif. - Rear Adm. Scott Dillon, Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division commander, joined China Lake teammates to surprise Lea Clark with a Navy Meritorious Civilian Service award during a ceremony Nov. 9. “Guys,...
Wed, 28 Nov 2018 12:20:00 GMT
Marines’ new unmanned aircraft training facility opens doors
NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – A new Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (SUAS) training facility opened its doors Nov. 5 for Marines stationed in the Pacific region. Training and Logistics Support Activity (TALSA) PAC is located at Marine Corps...
Tue, 27 Nov 2018 11:19:00 GMT
FRCSW Hydraulics Shop Working to Meet CNAF, Fleet Requirements
NAVAL AIR STATION NORTH ISLAND, Calif. - Throughout the Fleet Readiness Center domain, many programs form the team required to meet Commander, Navy Air Forces (CNAF) initiative to achieve 341 mission-ready F/A-18 Super Hornets by 2020. At Fleet Readiness Center Southwest...
Mon, 26 Nov 2018 14:28:00 GMT
3-D printing adds savings, capability to UAS
NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – Avionics component size, weight and power needs are typical watch items for any aircraft, but make the requirements even smaller for unmanned systems, and the associated challenges become a priority worthy of...
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 11:54:00 GMT
FRC Northwest Earns Gold Level Safety Award
OAK HARBOR, Wash. – Fleet Readiness Center (FRC) Northwest, located at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Washington, recently earned the Gold Level Award in Safety Management System (SMS) becoming the first FRC command in the fleet to receive such a...
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 10:51:00 GMT
NAVAIR wounded veteran uses personal experience to help others
PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – Wounded veterans serving a second time as government employees bring a certain strength and commitment to their jobs, according to Kenneth Cadena, a Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) Wounded Warrior Program and Command Recruitment advocate.  “They’ve transitioned...
Fri, 09 Nov 2018 15:52:00 GMT
NAVAIR, NAVSUP teams win Navy hiring challenge
NAVAL STATION NORFOLK, Va. — Two teams from the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) and Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) won a Navy-wide hiring challenge at a summit here Nov. 7 for their innovative ideas to reduce the hiring cycle time...
Fri, 09 Nov 2018 15:44:00 GMT
Reserve Sailors help improve aviation readiness
NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. -- Tapping into the expertise of the Naval Reserve is one way Fleet Readiness Centers are improving aviation readiness. A seven-member team of Reserve Sailors recently proved its mettle, increasing throughput at Fleet...
Thu, 08 Nov 2018 14:33:00 GMT
Fleet Readiness Centers to debut artisan apprentice program
NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. -- With the improving economy and tight job market, recruiting and retaining aviation maintainers can be a difficult proposition. Four Fleet Readiness Centers (FRC) will soon start a four-year apprenticeship program to help...
Thu, 08 Nov 2018 14:28:00 GMT

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