Training center allows Everett Sailors to stay at homeport
Everett, Wash. - Naval Station Everett's new high-tech training facility, the Fleet Region Readiness Center (FRRC), will open with a ribbon cutting ceremony on June 1 at 9:30 a.m. Navy leadership will join with supporters of the project Senator Patty Murray, Congressman Rick Larsen, and Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson to commemorate the occasion.
The facility is a milestone in the Naval Station's efforts to provide on-base training to Sailors home-ported in Everett. Before the construction of the FRRC, Sailors fulfilled training requirements by traveling to San Diego, Calif. or Norfolk, Va.
The new facility will allow Sailors stationed at Everett to remain at their homeport and will bring in instructors necessary for training. The result ultimately saves travel costs for the Navy and allows Sailors to remain with their families.
The FRRC's main tenant will be the Naval Education and Training Command (NETC), which provides surface force operations and employment training through the Center for Surface Combat Systems (CSCS) Pacific Northwest Detachment. Classrooms will also be available for use by the Center for Personal and Professional Development (CPPD), Center for Naval Engineering (CNE) Surface Warfare Officer School (SWOS), Afloat Training Group (ATG) and fleet units.
Classes are equipped for networking, in order to provide access to e-learning and exportable training delivered to Sailors on the waterfront. In addition, the building includes lab and office space for courses such as Radar Navigation, Torpedo Maintenance and Handling, Magazine Sprinklers Maintenance, and Voyage Management System (VMS) Operation.