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ⓘ Fleet Replacement Squadron




Fleet Replacement Squadron
                                     

ⓘ Fleet Replacement Squadron

A Fleet Replacement Squadron, is a unit of the United States Navy and Marine Corps that trains Naval Aviators, Naval Flight Officers and enlisted Naval Aircrewman on the specific front-line aircraft they have been assigned to fly. Students, referred to as Replacement Pilots or Replacement Weapon Systems Officers are either newly winged aviators, aviators transitioning from one type aircraft to another, or aviators returning to the cockpit after a period of non-flying. After completing the training regimen, graduates are assigned to fleet squadrons. Additionally, FRSs are responsible for training aircraft mechanics, providing replacement aircraft for fleet squadron attrition, and standardizing maintenance and aircraft operations.

US Navy and marine personnel are frequently assigned to other services the same. The former was previously known as replacement air groups, and thus commonly called "rags".