FRCE Naval Air Systems Command Fleet Readiness Center East


Cherry Point, NC


Emily Winslow -

Operating Status Summer 2024:


Student Requirements:



To maintain and operate facilities for and perform a complete range of depot level rework operations on designated weapon systems, accessories, and equipment; manufacture parts and assemblies as required; provide engineering services in the development of changes of hardware design; furnish technical services on aircraft maintenance and logistic problems; and perform, upon specific request or assignment, other levels of aircraft maintenance.

About the Lab

Since 1943, Naval Air Systems Command Fleet Readiness Center (FRCE) has played an important part in national defense. Our workforce has earned a reputation of excellence in providing world-class maintenance, engineering and logistics support for Navy and Marine Corps aviation, as well as other armed services, federal agencies and foreign governments. Our skilled workforce uses state-of-the-art technology to ensure that FRCE is without equal in providing quality, cost-effective support. Our employees take great pride in their work, and this professional spirit is evident in the high quality products they produce. FRCE's primary facility is centrally located on the eastern seaboard at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry Point, accessible by air, rail, highway, waterway, and deep-water port facilities. The command also has detachments at MCAS New River, North Carolina and Beaufort, South Carolina; Hurlburt Field, Florida; and at the Global TransPark in Kinston, North Carolina.

What is unique about this lab?

FRCE is North Carolina's largest maintenance, repair and overhaul and technical services provider with more than 4,000 military, civilian and contract workers. The main facility includes 119 structures covering a total of 2.1 million square feet - 1.7 million square feet of production space. It is spread across 147 acres. FRCE has the capability to repair nearly 20,000 distinct aircraft components, ranging from the repair of intricate circuit cards and instruments to the overhaul and testing of main gearboxes, support which covers nearly 200 types, models, and series of aircraft.