MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT --
Marines in the aviation maintenance field must continually keep logs and operating procedures up to date in a constantly changing environment. Cpl. Keila Garrido, a maintenance administration specialist with Marine Attack Squadron 542, diligently spends her days ensuring the maintenance supervisors of the AV-8B Harrier squadron stay abreast of the latest information available.
Garrido’s job specifically deals with maintaining publications, or guidelines on safety and operations procedures all Marines of the squadron have to follow.
“It’s not a hard job to do if you stay on top of it,” said Garrido. “But it’s an easy job to screw up if you don’t stay on top of it.”
Garrido said updates come at anytime of the week. She and fellow maintenance administration specialists gather the updates and incorporate them into established electronic publications.
Garrido then sends weekly updates to staff noncommissioned officers from each workstation, keeping the squadron running smoothly, safely and up-to-date.