Feb. 9, 2021

Super Hornet AMAD Maintained at FRCSW

Located on each engine of the F/A-18 Super Hornet is the aircraft's Airframe Mounted Accessory Drive (AMAD), a device that acts as the brain of the electrical and hydraulic systems....

Jan. 26, 2021

FRCSW VRT Maintains Carrier Flight Decks

When the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) arrived to its new homeport at Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI), the Voyage Repair Team (VRT) of Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) began planning its workload to maintain the aircraft carrie...

Jan. 19, 2021

FRCSW Celebrates 35th Annual MLK Commemoration

Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) and Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI) personnel joined to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., January 14....

Jan. 5, 2021

FRCSW Selects its 2020 Mentor of the Year

"Mentoring happens to be one of my passions here at Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW). I've probably been mentoring professionals for about 20 years or so," said Ron Pangilinan....

Dec. 21, 2020

FRCSW Manufactures Its First MV-22 Osprey Bulkhead

In a first for its manufacturing and components programs, Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) is creating a bulkhead for use in a multi-mission MV-22 Osprey -- and will complete it in less than two weeks....

Dec. 7, 2020

FRCSW Names AS1 Jason Chavez 2020 Shore Sailor of the Year

Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) selected Air Support Equipment Technician 1st Class Jason Chavez as its 2020 Senior Shore Sailor of the Year (SOY)....

Nov. 24, 2020

FRCSW Test Line Ensures Quality Aircraft to the Fleet

Other than assets trucked to Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI), the Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) Test Line Support Facility is the first and last stop made by an aircraft to the command....

Nov. 4, 2020

FRSCW Marks 10th Anniversary of 100th Center Barrel Replacement

Ten years ago this October, Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) marked the induction of its 100th legacy F/A-18 Hornet aircraft to undergo the Center Barrel Plus (CBR+) procedure....

Oct. 26, 2020

FRCSW Pneudraulic Fuels Shop Solves E-2/C-2 Readiness Issue

On June 2, the Fleet Support Team executive and Fleet Readiness Centers chief engineer queried Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) on the status of the E-2/C-2 airframes fuel heat exchanger testing and turnaround.

Oct. 20, 2020

F/A-18 Fleet Support Team Oversees Hornet Readiness Issues

Ten years ago, a night training mission from the terrifying turn as an in-flight refueling mishap occurred between a KC-135 Stratotanker and an F/A-18 Super Hornet off the coast of Southern Califo...