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Aug. 13, 2020

Flexible Manufacturing Cell Slated for Landing Gear Shop

Landing gear to the F/A-18 Hornet and E-2/C-2 aircraft will be re-worked and returned to the airframes much faster and at a lower cost thanks to an initiative by Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) and the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation (DLA)...

Aug. 3, 2020

WOC Conference Will Honor FRCSW Employee

Priscilla Ford, a Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) workforce development specialist, will be honored during the 2020 Women of Color (WOC) Sciences, Technologies, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Hybrid conference Oct. 8-10 in Detroit....

July 27, 2020

FRCSW Paraloft Shop Oversees Flight Line Gear

The flight line pilots of Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) depend upon the knowledge and skills of the command's artisans to ensure that the systems of the aircraft they test are safe and respond in an anticipated manner....

July 20, 2020

FRCSW Keeps H-53 Super Stallions Ready for Flight

For almost 40 years, the CH-53E Super Stallion heavy-lift helicopter has been a workhorse in the logistical support of naval and Marine Corps missions throughout the world....

July 8, 2020

"Cold Spray" Process Versatile, Efficient

Of all the technologies and machinery used by Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) to repair aircraft components, perhaps none yields more costs and time saving benefits than "Cold Spray" technology....

July 1, 2020

CNC, 5-Axis Tooling Bolsters FRCSW Manufacturing

From traditional hand-held tools to electrical discharge machining (EMD), Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) uses a variety of instruments and machines to help ensure it delivers the best possible products to the fleet....

June 23, 2020

FRCSW Metal Processing Shops Target Corrosion and Wear

In the course of a year, thousands of critical metallic aircraft parts undergo restoration through the metal processing shops aboard Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW). ...

June 15, 2020

FRCSW Shop Services Hornet Fuel Tanks

When F/A-18 Hornet aircraft are inducted for maintenance or repair at Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW), many of their components are removed for analysis and overhaul. One of the largest is the aircraft's fuel tanks.

June 1, 2020

FOD Awareness Essential to FRCSW Operations

It doesn't take much to bring down an F/A-18 Hornet or an H-60 Sea Hawk....

May 26, 2020

FRCSW Apprenticeship Program Offers Artisan Career Path

To replenish its journeyman-level workforce, Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) relies upon its apprenticeship training program....