By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David Wyscaver, Navy Office of Community Outreach

SAN DIEGO - A 2012 Temple High School graduate and Temple, Texas, native is serving at the Fleet Readiness Center Southwest, based at Naval Air Station North Island.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Cynthia Trevino is a Navy aviation ordnanceman responsible for managing, maintaining and loading bombs, missiles and ordnance gear.

“I enjoy knowing that my job makes a big difference in the world,” said Trevino.

Trevino credits success in the Navy to many of the lessons learned in Temple.

“It's important to always give my best no matter what, and put in maximum effort to get the job done,” said Trevino.

FRCSW traces its heritage to 1919, when the Navy began repairing aircraft at what is now known as Naval Air Station North Island. Since its humble beginnings almost a century ago, the facility has been at the forefront of weapon system sustainment, providing innovative naval aviation maintenance solutions utilizing the latest technologies.

Today, as the Navy's premiere west coast Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) facility, FRCSW specializes in the maintenance, engineering and logistics support for a wide range of high-performance aircraft; servicing more that 225 airframes and 35,000 components annually.

“My favorite thing about serving at Fleet Readiness Center Southwest is knowing that even the smallest thing we do makes an impact on the entire Navy,” said Trevino.

FRCSW provides world-class support to Navy and Marine Corps tactical, logistical and rotary wing aircraft and their components, by utilizing state-of-the-art management systems.

To provide maintenance excellence where it's most needed, FRCSW maintains field sites at Naval Base Ventura County — Point Mugu, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, and MCAS Miramar in California, MCAS Yuma, Arizona, MCAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, NAS Whidbey Island Washington, as well as in Okinawa and Iwakuni, Japan.

Trevino’s proudest accomplishment was receiving my Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medal for outstanding work.

As a member of the U.S. Navy’s aviation community, Trevino and other FRCSW sailors know they are a part of a legacy that will last beyond their lifetimes providing the Navy the nation needs.

“Serving means knowing that the sacrifice I make allows others to enjoy the freedoms they're accustomed to,” said Trevino.

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