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Fleet Readiness Center Northwest

Command History

Fleet Readiness Center Northwest (FRCNW), formerly Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Detachment (AIMD) Whidbey Island, was established under Commander, Fleet Readiness Centers (COMFRC) on October 10, 2008. AIMD's history of excellence in aircraft maintenance dates to 1959 first as a department under NAS Whidbey Island supporting the Douglas A3D Skywarrior and Lockheed P2V Neptune aircraft.

The premier intermediate maintenance activity of the Pacific Northwest, FRCNW has sustained one of the highest ready-for-issue rates Navy-wide for large, shore-based maintenance activities. In the last year alone FRCNW effectively employed 403,213 maintenance man-hours on 335,028 maintenance actions while maintaining a 95.5 percent component Ready for Issue (RFI) rate. This exceeded last year's phenomenal successes by 7,889 maintenance man-hours and an RFI rate increase of 8.5 percent while achieving a 7 percent reduction in Beyond Capable Maintenance (BCM) for a cost avoidance savings of 9.6 million. FRCNW has received six awards from Naval Air Forces Pacific for "Best AIMD in the Pacific Fleet" and was the recipient of the 2000 and 2008 Secretary of Defense "Phoenix" Award for maintenance excellence and the FY-17 Retention Excellence award.

Throughout the years, FRCNW has solidified local community relations through a myriad of humanitarian services such as building homes with Habitat for Humanity, Drug Education for Youth; Partnership in Education; Relay for life; and Adopt-a-Beach and overseas Adopt-a-Highway in Sembach, Germany; Annual Memorial Day Ceremony in St. Avold, France; and Annual Nishiki Beach Clean-up in Iwakuni, Japan. FRCNW has also hosted numerous blood drives for the Armed Services Blood Drive Program and continues to be the largest military contributor in the Pacific Northwest receiving special recognition at the Armed Services Blood Bank Center 's luncheon held at Joint Base Lewis McChord.


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