Expanded Capabilities at FRCE Innovation Lab

When inspiration strikes at Fleet Readiness Center East (FRCE), the Fleet Support Team’s Advanced Technology and Innovation (ATI) Team stands ready to help translate ideas into reality. In the team’s Innovation Lab, engineers and artisans can find the various technologies and resources they need to imagine creative solutions to issues facing the Fleet and depot. Now, following a robust investment…

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FRCE completes verification of laser peening process

Fleet Readiness Center East (FRCE) marked a milestone in its support of the F-35B Lightning II aircraft when it successfully completed verification of the laser shock peening process and returned the first aircraft to undergo the procedure to the fleet. Laser shock peening strengthens the aircraft’s frame without adding any additional material or weight, which would reduce its capability by…

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FRCE’s H-53 Line Ends Fiscal Year with Strong Push

A Vietnam-era aircraft platform facing a challenging supply posture seems an unlikely candidate for an underdog victory story. But that’s just what happened when Fleet Readiness Center East (FRCE) artisans made a hard push to the finish line to complete and return to the fleet two H-53 heavy-lift helicopters – each having seen various stages of work stoppage during their…

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FRCE Takes on New V-22 Workload

Fleet Readiness Center East (FRCE) opened a new chapter of service August 11 as it completed work on the first of the fleet MV-22B Osprey aircraft flown by the Marine Corps squadron tasked with helicopter transport of the president of the United States. FRCE has conducted modification and Planned Maintenance Interval (PMI) events for Navy and Marine Corps V-22 aircraft…

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FRCE Assist with Hornet Readiness at Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex

April 27, 2020 – When coronavirus-related workforce shortages impacted Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex at Tinker Air Force Base, Fleet Readiness Center East (FRCE) stepped up to take on a component workload and ensure continued readiness for the F-18 fleet. FRCE was initially scheduled to begin working with the F-18 cabin safety valve later this year while the Oklahoma City…

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