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    Flyby: Cpl. Carlos A. Mejia

    Flyby: Cpl. Carlos A. Mejia

    Photo By Pfc. Cayce Nevers | Cpl. Carlos A. Mejia stands in front of an AV-8B Harrier on the Cherry Point...... read more read more

    MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, NC, UNITED STATES

    08.26.2013

    Story by Pfc. Cayce Nevers 

    II Marine Expeditionary Force

    CHERRY POINT, N.C. - Cpl. Carlos A. Mejia is a Marine who keeps his hands and mind constantly busy. When he decided he wanted to join the Marine Corps, he knew being a mechanic on an aircraft was the job he needed and wanted to do.

    As a fixed-wing aircraft airframe mechanic with Marine Attack Squadron 231, Mejia inspects and maintains the structure systems of the AV-8B Harrier.

    “In airframe mechanics, we fix a majority of the jet,” he said. “We do sheet metal work; we work on composites; we work on the landing gear and hydraulic systems.”

    As the noncommissioned officer in charge of his section, Mejia has the responsibility of leading and setting an example for many of the Marines throughout his work section.

    He said he is personally responsible for the accountability of gear and personnel alike.

    Mejia believes that working together and maintaining communication has built a high level of cohesion within his unit.

    “It is good to see new guys come in and to take them under our wing,” he said. “We train them and see them progress throughout the year. We do an outstanding job with the numerous amount of people we have in the squadron as a whole. It makes us more united as a squadron.”

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    Date Taken: 08.26.2013
    Date Posted: 08.28.2013 17:20
    Story ID: 112784
    Location: MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, NC, US 
    Hometown: STATEN ISLAND, NY, US

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