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Dec. 7, 2018

Waterjet Enhances FRCSW Manufacturing

The OMAX waterjet cutting tool is typiocally used by FRCSW in manufactuirng skins, angles and ribs for the F/A-18, E-2/C-2 and H-60 airframes....

Nov. 26, 2018

FRCSW Hydraulics Shop Working to Meet CNAF, Fleet Requirements

At Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) the hydraulics shop in Building 472 contributes to the CNAF goal by focusing much of its efforts on the flight control systems of the Super Hornet.

Nov. 2, 2018

FRCSW Employee Receives 2018 Lasswell Award for Fleet Support

FRCSW information technology specialist Tamika Clay-Jefferson is presented the 2018 A. Bryan Lasswell Award for fleet support by Rear Adm. Dan Dwyer, commmader, Carrier Strike Group Nine, October 23 at the Town and Country Hotel. The award recognizes...

Oct. 22, 2018

WOC STEM Conference Recognizes FRCSW Employee

FRCSW acquisition program specialist Angela Ingram-Smith was recognized as one of four "Technology Rising Star" winners during the 2018 Women of Color (WOC) Sciences, Technologies, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) conference held in Detroit Oct. 1...

Oct. 2, 2018

FRCSW Tube Shop Supports Vital Aircraft Systems

Sheet metal mechanic Ken Redman uses a computer numerically controlled tube bending machine to bend a one-inch titanium tube to be used on an F/A-18 Hornet. ...

Sept. 24, 2018

FRCSW and NAVAIR Exploring Blockchain Technology

Vidal Nuno, work leader for the fuel cells installation shop in Building 94, opens a storage cage where ready-for-issue fuel cell parts are stored for legacy F/A-18 Hornets. A joint project by NAVAIR and FRCSW using blockchain technology will improve...

Sept. 12, 2018

FRCSW School Qualifies Navy Welders

Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Chase Weishaupt practices a T-weld on two pieces of stainless steel during exercises in the FRCSW welding school in Building 4. ...

Aug. 22, 2018

FRCSW Teammate Develops Fixture to Improve Plating Process

Binh Huynh, work leader of the FRCSW plating shop, stands next to the spindle of a horizontal stabilizer used in legacy F/A-18 Hornets. Only the bottom, metallic appearing area of the spindl...

Aug. 10, 2018

FRCSW Services E-2/C-2 Landing Gear

Aircraft mechanic Eric Fountain strips the nose landing gear of an E-2C Hawkeye to verify the components serial and part number....

July 26, 2018

FRCSW Site Camp Pendleton Inducts Last AH-1W Super Cobra

The last AH-1W Super Cobra helicopter to undergo the Integrated Maintenance Program (IMP) at FRCSW Site Camp Pendleton awaits further processing outside of the hangar. The aircraft was inducted July 18 from Marine Light Helicopter Attack Squadron 775...