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....

May 20, 2020

FRCSW T700 Engine Shop Powers H-60 Sea Hawks

Most of the maintenance Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) performs on H-60 Sea Hawk helicopters targets the airframes structural integrity. But when the helicopters engines need specialized repair or overhaul, the aircraft's squadrons remove...

May 19, 2020

Leehe Assumes Command of FRCSW

CAPT Steven Leehe relieved CAPT Anthony Jaramillo as Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) commanding officer on May 14 during ceremonies held at Curtiss Park aboard Naval Air Station North Island....

May 19, 2020

FRCSW F/A-18 E-G Components Program to Represent Navy in SECDEF Mason Award

Fleet Readiness Center Southwest's (FRCSW) F/A-18 Hornet E-G Components Team earned the Chief of Naval Operations nomination to represent the Navy in the 2020 Secretary of Defense (SECDEF) Robert T. Mason Award for Depot Maintenance Excellence....

March 16, 2020

FRCSW Home to Navy's Premier Calibration Lab

The Navy Primary Standards Laboratory (NPSL), located in Buildings 469 and 379 aboard Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW), is the Navy's highest echelon for metrology calibration (the science of measurements) and provides technical assistance an...

Feb. 27, 2020

NAVAIR Engineers Take DOD Standardization Achievement Award

A project created by a group of Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) materials engineers was selected one of seven winners of the Fiscal Year 2019 Defense Standardization Program (DSP) Achievement Awards....

Jan. 30, 2020

FRCSW Returns First E-2D Hawkeye to Complete PMI-2

Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) set yet another milestone Jan. 23 with the delivery of its first E-2D Hawkeye to complete periodic maintenance interval two (PMI-2)....

Jan. 21, 2020

Laser Alignment Fixture Streamlines H-60 Structural Repairs

It's been almost six year since Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) began using its hard-point alignment fixture and laser system in repairs to H-60 Sea Hawk helicopters....