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FRCSW Earns FY 2017 SECNAV Platinum Level Energy Award
Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) has earned the Secretary of the Navy’s (SECNAV) Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Energy and Water Management Platinum Level Award for FY 2016 environmental accomplishments. Presented annually and divided into 15 major categories (10 shore and five ship) the SECNAV award is the highest level of recognition within the Navy’s energy … Continue reading FRCSW Earns FY 2017 SECNAV Platinum Level Energy Award
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 18:47:15 +0000
FRCSW Selects Hollie Shaw for Nov 2017 Golden Wrench Award
                                                                                   Fleet Readiness Center Southwest Commanding Officer Capt. Craig Owen presents the November 2017 Golden Wrench Award to technical data writer Hollie Shaw. Shaw was recognized with the award for her work within the F/A-18 and EA-18G Technical Data Team where she identified all technical publication deficiency reports on more than 1,200 Naval Air Technical … Continue reading FRCSW Selects Hollie Shaw for Nov 2017 Golden Wrench Award
Tue, 07 Nov 2017 18:31:49 +0000
DRIFT NDI Method Used to Evaluate MV-22 Wing
Materials engineer technician Steve Pacheco uses the DRIFT portable spectrometer to determine if the wing of a legacy F/A-18 sustained any heat damage. DRIFT is a Non-destructive Inspection (NDI) tool that detects chemical changes to composite materials that have been exposed to excessive heat. Photo by Jim Markle ********************************************************************* An assignment to access the integrity … Continue reading DRIFT NDI Method Used to Evaluate MV-22 Wing
Mon, 06 Nov 2017 20:22:13 +0000
FRCSW Employee earns Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award
Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) Commanding Officer Capt. Craig Owen presents the Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award to FRCSW Director of Human Resources Ashley Smith Oct. 27 in the boards area of Building 94. Smith was recognized for her leadership in implementing the Special Salary Rate program which targeted recruitment remedies of occupational series difficult … Continue reading FRCSW Employee earns Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award
Thu, 02 Nov 2017 18:01:50 +0000
FRCSW Teammates Recognized for Quick Actions
 
Thu, 02 Nov 2017 17:35:19 +0000
FRCSW/COMFRC News Clips for the week of June 10
WORLD/NATIONAL NEWS Lawmakers Could OK Block Buys For V-22, F-35 Parts Lawmakers Want More Troops, New Criminal Penalties In Defense Budget Proposal Trump’s Pick For No. 2 Pentagon Job Faces Tough Questions During Confirmation Hearing Policy Experts Urge Congress To Back New Round Of Base Realignments And Closures Hypoxia Worries ‘Top Issue’ For Boeing Defense … Continue reading FRCSW/COMFRC News Clips for the week of June 10
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:05:57 +0000
FRCSW/COMFRC Top News Clips – Week of May 29, 2017
Trump Budget To Cap Next Raise, Hike Retiree TRICARE Fees, Slam ‘IU’ Vets (MILITARY ADVANTAGE BLOG 25 MAY 17) … Tom Philpott   President Trump’s first budget request embraces many Obama administration ideas to dampen military compensation growth. It would cap the next military pay raise; hike healthcare fees “modestly” for working-age military retirees, and … Continue reading FRCSW/COMFRC Top News Clips – Week of May 29, 2017
Fri, 02 Jun 2017 20:03:03 +0000
FRCSW / COMFRC Clips for Week of May 22
LOCAL COVERAGE FRCSE Artisan Finds Family Link to Fallen Soldier in Dusty Shoebox Capped: Head injuries to zero since implementing PPE wear policy Innovation Challenge to kick off at FRC East H-53 Super Stallions Get Super Service at FRCSW   WORLD/NATIONAL NEWS New Defense Budget Poised To Meet Lower Expectations HASC Chair Thornberry Introduces Latest … Continue reading FRCSW / COMFRC Clips for Week of May 22
Thu, 25 May 2017 21:13:10 +0000
FRCSW/COMFRC Top News Clips – Week of March 6, 2017
LOCAL COVERAGE FRCSE mustang makes leap at Mayport commissioning FRCSW Paints Its First MV-22 Osprey FRCSW, FRCSE Collaborate on JASDF E-2C Requirement   WORLD/NATIONAL NEWS USAF and Navy could team up on E-6 recap Marine Corps considers opening Hornet maintenance to industry Foreign Cyber Weapons ‘Far Exceed’ U.S. Ability To Defend Critical Infrastructure, Defense Panel … Continue reading FRCSW/COMFRC Top News Clips – Week of March 6, 2017
Fri, 10 Mar 2017 15:36:22 +0000
FRCSW/COMFRC Top News Clips – Week of February 27, 2017
LOCAL COVERAGE Harper assumes command at FRC East First 3D-printed aircraft component takes to skies at FRCSE Fabric Hangars Help FRCSW Preservation Program FRCSW Shop Saves Navy Thousands in Tooling Costs   WORLD/NATIONAL NEWS The F-35: A Big Mistake or Wonder Weapon? The Legacy Of Better Buying Power: DoD’s Gambit To Reform Acquisition ‘From Within’ … Continue reading FRCSW/COMFRC Top News Clips – Week of February 27, 2017
Fri, 03 Mar 2017 20:02:18 +0000
FRCSW Earns FY 2017 SECNAV Platinum Level Energy Award
NAVAL AIR STATION NORTH ISLAND, Calif. - Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) has earned the Secretary of the Navy’s (SECNAV) Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Energy and Water Management Platinum Level Award for FY 2016 environmental accomplishments. Presented annually and divided into...
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:33:00 GMT
Program preps NAVAIR employees for future leadership roles
HEADQUARTERS, NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – To be an effective leader at NAVAIR, you must first understand the role you play and how that role contributes to the overall mission. That’s according to Gregory Yellman, NAVAIR’s deputy assistant...
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 11:50:00 GMT
Prototyping and Manufacturing Division achieves quality management certification
Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. – Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) Lakehurst was recently certified for its implementation of a structured quality management system in line with the highest standards of the industrial environment. The NAWCAD Lakehurst Prototyping and Manufacturing...
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 10:53:00 GMT
FRC East marks another F-35 milestone
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. — Fleet Readiness Center East achieved another milestone for its support of the F-35 Lightning II program. The depot received its first U. S. Navy F-35C Lightning II, carrier variant, for maintenance Nov. 9....
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:54:00 GMT
NAVAIR hosts first orientation flight in a CH-53K King Stallion
PEO(A) Public Affairs NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – Naval Air Systems Command and Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, hosted a ‘first of its kind’ orientation flight in the CH-53K King Stallion for Brig. Gen. Nir Nin-Nun, Israeli Air...
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:04:00 GMT
NAWCAD teams pioneer, learn lessons in Innovation Challenge 3
NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER AIRCRAFT DIVISION, Patuxent River, Md. – At its heart, innovation is about solving problems and learning lessons along the way. “Certainly, nothing goes as planned; that's part of what makes the Innovation Challenge great,” said Nicholas Sofocleous,...
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 07:50:00 GMT
Dotson takes over at VX-30
NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER WEAPONS DIVISION, POINT MUGU, Calif. - Cmdr. Christopher D. Dotson relieved Cmdr. Andrew J. Ballinger as the Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 30 commanding officer in a change of command ceremony Nov. 9 in Point...
Mon, 13 Nov 2017 12:45:00 GMT
Innovation Challenge: Visionaries push on ideas
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. — Fleet Readiness Center East innovators are continuing forward in the design, development and prototype phase of the Innovation Challenge. And according to much of the advancing innovators’ feedback, such a moment to participate...
Thu, 09 Nov 2017 10:07:00 GMT
NAWCAD hosts Disability Mentoring Day for local students, job seekers
NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER AIRCRAFT DIVISION, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — Ten high school, college students and job seekers from Southern Maryland had the chance to discover future career opportunities and expand their network during Disability Mentoring Day Oct. 25. This event...
Wed, 08 Nov 2017 16:34:00 GMT
NAWCAD cuts ribbon on ALRE Technology Integration Center
JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. – The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) Lakehurst held a ribbon cutting ceremony on the Lakehurst side of base Nov. 2 to mark the opening of a new facility that will help integrate aircraft...
Wed, 08 Nov 2017 14:49:00 GMT
KC-130J: Creative Solution Meets Airspace Management Requirement
NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, MD - The KC-130J team has designed a system that will assist airspace management authorities in locating the aircraft.  “The KC-130J Team has been given final approval for a federated ADS-B (Out) and IFF Mode 5...
Wed, 08 Nov 2017 09:43:00 GMT
China Lake recognizes fall 2017 ESDP graduates
NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER WEAPONS DIVISION, CHINA LAKE, Calif. - Nearly 15 years after its inception, the Engineer and Scientist Development Program at Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division celebrated 12 more graduates during a ceremony Oct. 24 at China...
Tue, 07 Nov 2017 17:36:00 GMT
NAWCmADE Innovation Program visits NAWCAD Lakehurst
PATUXENT RIVER, Md. - Engineer and Scientist Development Program (ESDP) participants from Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) Patuxent River, Maryland, recently visited NAWCAD Lakehurst, New Jersey, under the sponsorship of the NAWCmADe Innovation Team to observe 3-D modeling...
Tue, 07 Nov 2017 13:08:00 GMT
NAWCWD hosts national women’s panel
NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER WEAPONS DIVISION, CHINA LAKE, Calif. - The Women’s Advisory Group Science, Technology, Engineering and Math team, in collaboration with other Naval Air Systems Command Diversity Action Teams, hosted a “Women in Technical Project Management” leadership and...
Tue, 07 Nov 2017 13:07:00 GMT
DRIFT NDI Method Used to Evaluate MV-22 Wing
NAVAL AIR STATION NORTH ISLAND, Calif. - An assignment to access the integrity of an MV-22 Osprey wing at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) New River in North Carolina earlier this year resulted in the validation of a non-destructive inspection...
Mon, 06 Nov 2017 15:09:00 GMT
E*Warfare reaches its golden year at China Lake
Former and current Electronic Combat Range employees at Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division gathered to celebrate the 50th anniversary of electronic warfare at China Lake during a ceremony Oct. 13. The term ‘ECR’ has been used to describe both the...
Mon, 06 Nov 2017 12:03:00 GMT
NAVAIR prepares future leaders with lessons in leadership
NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER TRAINING SYSTEMS DIVISION, ORLANDO, Fla.—Building leaders, not managers, was the goal of a recent leadership orientation and foundational training (LOFT) course, held here in August and October. “Thank you for being proactive in your career,” NAVAIR Deputy...
Thu, 02 Nov 2017 10:58:00 GMT
U.S. Navy, Royal Australian Air Force solidify radar system collaboration
NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – The U.S. Navy and Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to jointly develop the latest jammer technology. The Airborne Electronic Attack Systems and EA-6B Program Office (PMA-234)...
Thu, 02 Nov 2017 09:54:00 GMT
Two FRCs, Sailors recognized for CPI Excellence
NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – Two fleet readiness centers (FRC) and two FRC Mid-Atlantic Detachment Patuxent River (FRCMA DET PAX) Sailors were honored recently as the Naval Aviation (NAE) Excellence in Continuous Process Improvement (CPI) Award recipients. Senior...
Thu, 02 Nov 2017 09:07:00 GMT
Financial managers contribute to program success
HEADQUARTERS, NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — Enabling customer success was a major attribute of 19 business financial managers (BFMs) nominated for the seventh annual AIR-7.8 Headquarters Award for Excellence in Financial Management Service. Established in 2011 and celebrated...
Wed, 01 Nov 2017 09:23:00 GMT

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