Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE) is one of eight fleet readiness centers commissioned by the U.S. Navy and only one of three depots performing in-depth maintenance, repair, modifications and overhaul for assigned aircraft platforms, engines, weapons, systems, components and accessories. The command has oversight for three military detachments at NAS Jacksonville, NS Mayport and NAS Key West, Florida.
FRCSE shore-based Sailors serve in a variety of technical, administrative and leadership specialties. They provide intermediate-level maintenance and repair support for homeported and visiting squadrons. FRCSE is the largest tenant command on NAS Jacksonville and the largest industrial employer in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia. FRCSE has a personnel complement of 2,900 federal civilian employeesto 5,565 federal civilian employees, military members and contractors and 900 Sailors, augmented by 550 contract workers. Artisans perform phased and planned maintenance and repairs, conversion, modernization, integrated maintenance and in-service repair on P-3C Orion, F/A-18 Hornet, T-6/T34/T-44 Trainers and SH-60 helicopters. Manufacturing fabricates a wide variety of the parts and components needed to support service life extension and high flight hour programs. Artisans utilize conventional and computer numerically controlled machining to fabricate, repair and refurbish aircraft and engine components and sheet metal parts. They are often called upon to fabricate scarce or one-of-a-kind parts and components to meet urgent fleet demands. In-house engineering and logistics personnel provide production and fleet support.
The Crinkley Engine Facility, the Navy’s largest engine repair facility, leverages state-of-the-art technology to provide complete overhaul capabilities for most repairable engine components, assemblies and accessories. FRCSE repairs components at the intermediate and depot-level facilities in support of the structural mechanical, avionics and engine component programs. These components include miniature and sizable electronic and mechanical parts that makeup aircraft, engine and weapon systems.