Images: Senator visits Coast Guard in N.C.
ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. - Bob Swain, an avionics technician at the Coast Guard Aviation Logistics Center in Elizabeth City, shows Senator Kay Hagan one of the pieces of electronics that they maintain in-house Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010. Senator Hagan was told about the millions of dollars the Coast Guard saves each year by fixing some of their own equipment. She was at the logistic center during a tour of it and and Air Station. Senator Hagan spent the day in the area meeting with local elected officials and other local leaders to discuss jobs and economic development here. The logistics center employs more than 1,400 military, civilian, contractor, and high school apprentice personnel with an annual operating budget of $250 million. They occupy 14 buildings that house 508,500 square feet of space on the Support Center complex.(U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew Kendrick)