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    FLY BY: LANCE CPL. DANIEL HERNANDEZ

    FLY BY: LANCE CPL. DANIEL HERNANDEZ

    Photo By Lance Cpl. Cory D. Polom | Lance Cpl. Daniel Hernandez, a cryogenics technician with Marine Air Logistics...... read more read more

    MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, NC, UNITED STATES

    01.31.2013

    Story by Lance Cpl. Cory D. Polom 

    II Marine Expeditionary Force

    MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. - FLY BY: LANCE CPL. DANIEL HERNANDEZ
    Job Title: Cryogenics Technician
    Unit: Marine Aviation Logistics
    Squadron 14
    Hometown: Moreno Valley, Calif.
    Age: 21
    DATE JOINED: OCTOBER 2009

    Lance Cpl. Daniel Hernandez spends his days converting the natural air we breathe into liquid oxygen and liquid nitrogen.

    These two elements are an essential part of everyday life aboard the air station and are used by all of its aviation units, said the cryogenics technician with Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 14.
    Hernandez said liquid oxygen feeds pilots’ oxygen masks during flight, while liquid nitrogen is a source for nitrogen gas used in tires, struts, canopies and even in missile tubes.

    “WHEN I AM ASKED WHAT I DO IN THE MARINE CORPS, NO ONE KNOWS WHAT CRYOGENICS IS,” SAID HERNANDEZ. “THAT IS ONE OF THE MOST FUN PARTS OF MY JOB, EXPLAINING THE SCIENCE AND PROCEDURES BEHIND WHAT I DO. I ALSO TAKE PRIDE IN THE FACT THAT MY JOB HAS A GREAT IMPACT ON THE MARINES ABOARD THIS AIR STATION AND THE MISSION OF 2ND MARINE AIRCRAFT WING.”

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    Date Taken: 01.31.2013
    Date Posted: 01.31.2013 09:57
    Story ID: 101277
    Location: MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, NC, US 

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