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Cpl. Kelsey J. Canoy, a helicopter mechanic with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 169, tightens her protective helmet before heading to the flightline at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, March 11. “We are responsible for the equipment on the aircraft,” said Canoy. “We make sure everything is tightened down and ready for launch.”::r::::n::::r::::n::::r::::n::

Photo by Lance Cpl. Samantha H. Arrington

HMLA-169 mechanic keeps Cobras in the sky with hard work on the ground in Afghanistan

12 Mar 2011 | Lance Cpl. Samantha H. Arrington

Name: Cpl. Kelsey J. Canoy

Job Description: Helicopter mechanic for UH-1Y Hueys and AH-1W Cobras

When did you deploy? May 2010

What squadron are you with? Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 169

What's your hometown? Salem, Ore.

How does your job support 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward)? We are responsible for the equipment on the aircraft. We inspect the helicopter from top to bottom and inside out. We make sure everything is tightened down and ready for launch.

How do you feel about being deployed? I love my job. I feel like an important part of the bigger picture.


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