CAMP BASTION, Afghanistan --
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.