MCAS Cherry Point News


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Staff Sgt. Luis A. Lorenzo, an airframes mechanic technician with Marine Attack Squadron 542, inspects the underside of an AV-8B Harrier in the squadron’s hangar. Lorenzo said he and other Marines with his military occupational specialty conduct the final inspection before an aircraft is cleared to fly a mission.

Photo by Pfc. Samantha H. Arrington

Cherry Point Fly-By: Staff Sgt. Luis A. Lorenzo

4 Feb 2010 | Pfc. Samantha H. Arrington

Staff Sgt. Luis A. Lorenzo

Job title: Airframe mechanic technician

Unit: VMA-542

Hometown: Silver Spring, Md.

Date Joined: Sept. 21, 2001


What’s your job?

I inspect the quality of work other airframe mechanics complete on the aircraft to ensure safety and that everything is done correctly.

What’s your favorite part?

I like making sure pilots feel safe when they go out to fly by preventing something that could possibly go wrong when I inspect the aircraft.

What’s the most challenging part?

While I was deployed to Iraq, I had to make sure all the Marines were out of the area when the aircraft was loaded with live ordnance. Making sure the Marines were safe was a top priority for me.  

How do you support the missions of 2nd MAW and MCAS Cherry Point?

By inspecting and dissecting the aircraft, I ensure the pilots get their necessary flight hours, and we are mission ready.

Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point