MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. --
Staff Sgt. Luis A. Lorenzo
Job title: Airframe mechanic technician
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.