During my time in the Marines, I have learned to engage with people from all over the United States with different backgrounds different views and different reasons for joining . You start off be learning that the people to the left and right are not just your coworkers there your brothers. A typical work day can go from 10 to 16 hours and there a 24 hour duty shifts. I was CH53 Echo Helicopter mechanic a very dynamic, fast paced, and high stress environment. The culture of the flight line shop is based off of Marine Corps traditions and ethics. You actions speak louder than words meaning its all about how you preform and complete task each day by doing maintenance by the manuals taking each step very serious. The hardest part is losing someone to an aircraft. I have lost friends in aircraft accidents and unfortunately flying on an aircraft is not a 100 percent safe.
On to the good parts of the job.
Its always enjoyable to do big jobs like overhauling engines, teaching new marines how to change out technical components and understanding maintenance by the publication.