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Cpl. Donald L. Gronlund, a radio technician with Marine Wing Communications Squadron 28, does his job as he is highlighted for the Cherry Point Windsock flyby.

Photo by Lance Cpl. Scott L. Tomaszycki

Cherry Point Flyby: Cpl. Donald L. Gronlund

1 Jul 2011 | Lance Cpl. Scott L. Tomaszycki

Highlighting Cherry Point's warriors

What’s your job?

We repair any communications equipment that deals with radio frequency. We do limited technical inspections where we hook up all the gear and test if it works.

What’s your favorite aspect of your job?

Knowing what we have over what the operators do and how they use the gear.

What’s the most challenging part?

When we are waiting on gear to get back from the field, we have a lot of down time. When we have work, we have a lot of work.

How does your job support the mission of 2nd MAW and MCAS Cherry Point?

We support three air fields with communications, Cherry Point, Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field Bogue and Marine Corps Outlying Field Atlantic.

How does your job in garrison differ from your job in the field?

Fixing gear is the same in the field as in garrison. In the field, we work out of field maintenance shelters that prevent radio waves from coming in or escaping.

Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point