Fleet Readiness Center West Detachment Fallon (FRC West) is designated as a fullF/A-18, F-5 E/F and F-16 support site for detachments of Strike Fighter Wing Detachment, Fallon, VFC-13 and NSAWC. Additionally, FRC West provides transient maintenance for carrier air wings and for USMC aircraft. Non F/A-18 repair actions of common aircraft systems are rendered whenever possible. FRC West has evolved into a new complex that includes a modern production control and quality assurance division with state-of-the-art airframes, NDI and a welding facility over the past several years. There are 30 mobile maintenance vans that house test benches for more than 15 avionics systems included in the complex.
In addition to this, there is an extensive type IV calibration lab and a new state-of-the-art hydraulics work center that houses HYAC, T-10 and STS benches. An aircraft sound abatement building (hush house) is also available. The hush house gives tenant commands and transient air wings a completely enclosed area to perform high and low power aircraft engine runs. Additionally, the facility has been configured with an oil laboratory as well as a test cell for the J85-6E-21 engine (F-5E/F).
FRC West’s motto of professionalism and excellence is embodied in every maintenance evolution performed, and it will continue to represent that in quality intermediate maintenance support.