Dec. 20, 2021

FRCSW Improves Its MV-22 Readiness by 50 Percent

The command’s approach to PMI-2 servicing of the tiltrotor aircraft has evolved to an improved readiness level perhaps unseen in the maintenance any other airframe.

Dec. 13, 2021

FRCSW Delivers E-2D Hawkeye Ahead of Schedule

FRCSW is the Navy’s sole provider of E-2D PMI-2 events, and on December 1, the command delivered its first E-2D to complete PMI-2 under the new 220-day turn-around time (TAT).

Dec. 3, 2021

FRCSW Paints Its Last C-2A Greyhound

Last August, Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) inducted its last Greyhound to undergo PMI-3, the final interval in the maintenance cycle.

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....