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Lance Cpl. Cpl. Jeffery V. Kruger performs maintenance on an AH-1W Cobra in the Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 467's hangar March 19. Kruger is a dual qualification plane captain whose job is to maintain both AH-1W Cobras and UH-1N Hueys. "I am very proud to be in the job I am," Kruger exclaimed. "It takes a lot to become a flight line maintainer and I take great pride in doing it."

Photo by Lance Cpl. Cory D. Polom

Highlighting Cherry Point's warriors: Lance Cpl. Jeffery V. Kruger

21 Mar 2012 | Lance Cpl. Cory D. Polom

Name: Lance Cpl Jeffery V. Kruger

MOS: 6114 Dual Qualification Plane Captain

UNIT: HMLA-467

AGE: 26

HOMETOWN: Plainview, Minn.

DATE JOINED: June 14, 2010

Lance Cpl. Cpl. Jeffery V. Kruger is a dual qualification plane captain who performs maintenance on both AH-1W Cobras and UH-1N Hueys with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 467.

"I am the last maintainer to look at the bird before it takes off," said Kruger. "If I sign off on a bird without looking over it, I am saying it is ready to fly and if a pilot dies due to malfunctions then it is on me."

Kruger takes his job seriously though being named HMLA-467's Maintenance Marine of the month for February.

"I am very proud to be in the job I am," Kruger exclaimed. "It takes a lot to become a flight line maintainer and I take great pride in doing it."

Kruger said his favorite part of his job is in fact what makes it so challenging.

"This job is fast paced," said Kruger. "This job changes every day. I come in one day and I might be putting in a few new belts and the next day I could be doing an in depth engine repair. I have a lot a lot on my plate day in and day out and it makes it difficult but I wouldn't change it for the world."


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