Sept. 3, 2019

Fleet Readiness Center Southwest Executive Officer Visits DLA Distribution San Diego, California

Fleet Readiness Center Southwest Executive Director, Capt. Steven Leehe, visited Defense Logistics Agency Distribution San Diego, California’s North Island site during an all hands Aug. 23. A large portion of DDDC’s business is receiving, storing, and issuing depot level repairable for FRCSW, which is one of the Navy’s largest repair

March 14, 2019

Pacific Fleet Commander Emphasizes Readiness for High-end Warfighting during visit with San Diego Commands

SAN DIEGO - Navy leaders up and down the chain of command need to prepare their crews to fight and win in blue-water, fleet-on-fleet combat. That was the message Adm. John C. Aquilino, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, delivered during a series of discussions with waterfront leaders in San Diego, March 11-13.Aquilino, along with U.S. Pacific Fleet

April 19, 2018

USS Milius Departs San Diego to forward deploy to 7th Fleet

SAN DIEGO - USS Milius (DDG 69), a ballistic missile defense (BMD) capable guided missile destroyer, will leave her homeport of San Diego, April 20, to join the Forward Deployed Naval Forces-Japan.Milius will be forward deployed to Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan and is scheduled to arrive at the end of May.Arleigh Burke-class

July 15, 2021

FRCSW Heat Shop Targets Component Readiness

Fleet Readiness Center Southwest’s (FRCSW) heat treating shop in Building 472 is the hub for the reworking of metallic and structural aircraft components that have experienced damage from hard landings or mishaps. T

July 8, 2021

FRCSW Alignment Fixtures Support Super Hornet Repairs

As Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) wraps up its last six F/A-18 legacy Hornet fighters to undergo the Navy’s Center Barrel Replacement (CBR) program, the command’s artisans and staff will likely increase their maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services on the larger, more advanced Super Hornet. One of the MRO tools used by FRCSW in

June 22, 2021

Last F/A-18 for Center Barrel Replacement (CBR)

FRCSW Inducts last F/A-18 for Center Barrel Replacement (CBR) Program

April 16, 2021

FRCSW Paint Shop Adds Finishing Touch to Fleet Aircraft

Of the various maintenance schedules, repairs and preparations that aircraft undergo at Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW), one procedure is common to all: painting....

April 7, 2021

FRCSW's Curtiss A-1 Triad Offers a Glimpse of Naval Aviation History

One of the more unusual and historic sites visitors to Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) may notice is the ¾-scale replica of the Curtiss A-1 Triad, the Navy's first aircraft that was purchased in 1911 from aircraft manufacturer Glenn L. Curtiss...

April 1, 2021

Andrew Crump Receives CNAF MH-60S Award

Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) Commanding Officer Capt. Steven Leehe presents Andrew Crump with a plaque from Commander, Naval Air Forces March 31 in recognition of his contributions to the readiness of MH-60S helicopters assigned to Comman...

March 30, 2021

FRCSW Site Camp Pendleton Maintains Marine Corps AH-1Z Cobra

Last year the Marine Corps bid farewell to the AH-1W Super Cobra attack helicopter as it completed conversion to the technologically superior AH-1Z Cobra....

March 29, 2021

Women's History Month Employee Spotlight: Susan Guth

To help commemorate Women's History Month in March, we're featuring stories of employees throughout the command. This week, we're spotlighting Susan Guth, a public affairs specialist based out of Fleet Readiness Center Southwest....

March 9, 2021

FRCSW VRT Repairs NALF Optical Landing Systems

About 15 years ago a group of artisans assigned to Fleet Readiness Center Southwest?s (FRCSW) Voyage Repair Team (VRT) boarded the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) to complete overhaul training to the Improved Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System (IF...

March 2, 2021

FRCSW Prepares Legacy Hornet for CNAF Display

An F/A-18 Hornet fighter once part of the Navy's Blue Angels demonstration flight squadron is heading to a new permanent home by early April....