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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
2018 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, and Allies (LGBTQ+A) Pride

Wed, 11 Jul 2018 21:14:02 +0000
New Vacuum Furnace Heats Up FRCSW LM2500 Engine Program
Fleet Readiness Center Southwest’s (FRCSW) LM2500 engine program will get a bump in production thanks to the recent installation of a new vacuum furnace in Building 379. The LM2500 turbine is used by the Navy to power Spruance and Kidd-class destroyers, Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigates, Ticonderoga-class cruisers, and Arleigh Burke-class destroyers. The $1.9 million furnace … Continue reading New Vacuum Furnace Heats Up FRCSW LM2500 Engine Program
Tue, 10 Jul 2018 19:57:36 +0000
FRCSW Environmental and Safety Complete ISO, British Standard Audits
To ensure its procedures are the best possible in its environmental and safety programs, Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) recently completed an International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and British Standard (BS) audit, respectively. The audits were conducted by Intertek, which issued certificates of registration on June 7. The ISO 14001 is the standard specification FRCSW … Continue reading FRCSW Environmental and Safety Complete ISO, British Standard Audits
Mon, 25 Jun 2018 15:04:50 +0000
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
NAVAIR engineers win awards at Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers Conference
NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — Two NAVAIR engineers were recognized for their leadership and technical achievements at the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers National Conference in Chicago Oct. 4. Mini Anirudhan won an Employee Resource Group Leadership...
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 07:09:00 GMT
Navy, small businesses talk opportunities at industry day
JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. - Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) Lakehurst joined approximately 120 members of small business for the fourth annual Lakehurst Small Business Roundtable Industry Day at the Ocean County Library in Toms River, New Jersey...
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 15:10:00 GMT
Patuxent River LGBTQ+A Advisory Team celebrates National Coming Out Day
NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — The Patuxent River chapter of the LGBTQ+A Advisory Team commemorated the 30th anniversary of National Coming Out Day this year with a “Speak Out” event Oct. 10. To kick off the event, the...
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 09:28:00 GMT
F-35 ITF conducts first Shipborne Rolling Vertical Landing on HMS Queen Elizabeth
NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN — The first ever Shipborne Rolling Vertical Landing (SRVL) was carried out last week with an F-35B conducting trials onboard the new British aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth. The UK is the only nation currently planning to use...
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 09:59:00 GMT
Three at Weapons Division inducted among NAVAIR’s best, brightest
NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER WEAPONS DIVISION, CHINA LAKE, Calif. - Three Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division teammates were honored during the Naval Air Systems Command Full Fellows induction ceremony Sept. 25 in Patuxent River, Maryland. Full Fellows inductees represent the...
Fri, 12 Oct 2018 12:29:00 GMT
PHOTO RELEASE: Naval Air Systems Command and Naval Post Graduate School Graduate 32 Masters of Science and Systems Integrators
NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER AIRCRAFT DIVISION, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) and the Naval Post Graduate School (NPS) jointly graduated 32 of the command’s newest Masters of Science and certificate holders during a commencement ceremony at...
Tue, 09 Oct 2018 10:46:00 GMT
FRCSW Tube Shop Supports Vital Aircraft Systems
NAVAL AIR STATION NORTH ISLAND, Calif. - 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...
Tue, 02 Oct 2018 17:02:00 GMT
Former astronaut teaches the importance of working hard, diversity of thought
HEADQUARTERS, NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — From the roof of his childhood home in El Paso, Texas, gazing up at a blanket of stars from a telescope, John “Danny” Olivas could see what felt like forever. Years later,...
Tue, 02 Oct 2018 14:01:00 GMT
AIR 6.0 logistician named 2018 Admiral Stan Arthur Award winner
NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – Trust and focus on the fleet are key to a weapon system’s successful operability. That’s according to Kevin Meagher, Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) lead assistant program manager for Logistics. Meagher, a...
Mon, 01 Oct 2018 17:01:00 GMT
Internships lay professional, organizational foundations
NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – “The kind of organization you will be a part of tomorrow will be determined by the effort you put into it today,” said Tom Rudowsky, Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) Assistant Commander...
Mon, 01 Oct 2018 16:41:00 GMT
Local middle school students say YES! to math and science
NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER WEAPONS DIVISION, CHINA LAKE, Calif. - A resounding thank you could be heard through the hallways of Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division’s McLean Laboratory as 147 middle school students wrapped up the eighth annual Young Engineers...
Mon, 01 Oct 2018 11:50:00 GMT
Take a walk on the mentoring side
NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — Exercise isn’t just good for your body; it’s good for your career, too. At a “Walking with Leaders” informal mentoring session here Sept. 20, some 35 employees walked around the drill hall track...
Mon, 01 Oct 2018 11:13:00 GMT
F-35B jets join forces with British aircraft carrier to make history
ATLANTIC OCEAN — The first F-35 Lightning fighter jets landed on the deck of the United Kingdom’s new aircraft carrier this week making history and marking the beginning of more than half-a-century of ‘Carrier Strike’ operations. Royal Navy Commander Nathan Gray and...
Mon, 01 Oct 2018 09:56:00 GMT
AM, collaboration keep T-6Bs flying
NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – Recent delivery of 15 T-6B Texan II dorsal assembly ribs in a matter of weeks is an example of how quickly stakeholders can increase readiness through collaboration and innovation. “With additive manufacturing (AM),...
Fri, 28 Sep 2018 11:08:00 GMT
Three NAWCTSD Employees Selected for Women of Color Awards
ORLANDO, Fla. - Three employees of the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD) were selected to receive recognition at the Women of Color STEM Conference Oct. 11-13 in Detroit. Jamaya Dunn, Matia M. Green, and Alana Nunez-Bennett were each...
Fri, 28 Sep 2018 10:50:00 GMT
NAVAIR Industry Day Seeks Partnership, Electronics and System solutions
NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. -- “Allow your folks to fail, learn, then recover,” said Daniel Nega, the deputy assistant secretary of the Navy for air programs during an industry brief at PMA-209’s Industry Day, Sept. 18-19, 2018. “Don’t...
Thu, 27 Sep 2018 14:25:00 GMT
NAVAIR honors leading scientists and engineers of 2018
NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER AIRCRAFT DIVISION, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – The command’s leading scientific and technical innovators were nationally recognized during a joint ceremony at Patuxent River Naval Air Station on Sept. 26. Presided over by NAWCAD Commander and Assistant Commander...
Wed, 26 Sep 2018 16:05:00 GMT
PaaL leadership program graduates 53 at China Lake
NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER WEAPONS DIVISION, CHINA LAKE, Calif. - A Sept. 20 ceremony recognized 53 Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division employees for completing step one of the Professional at all Levels program at China Lake. An additional 28 graduates...
Wed, 26 Sep 2018 16:05:00 GMT
Journey Leadership Development Program to undergo changes; new applicants encouraged
HEADQUARTERS, NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — The Journey Leadership Development Program is making some changes as the program enters its seventh year. The changes will align with NAVAIR’s Leadership Development Program and were introduced at a JLDP application...
Wed, 26 Sep 2018 08:03:00 GMT
FRC Northwest VANOPDET supports 5th Fleet deployments
NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – Improving Readiness to get aircraft back in the fight as soon as possible is the mission of the Fleet Readiness Centers (FRC). A detachment of FRC Northwest brings increased Readiness by...
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 08:26:00 GMT

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