Shipmate of the Week – Crew of the 6507

During the holiday season, families across the nation come together to celebrate. From singing carols to opening presents, each family commemorates the holidays with their own special traditions. The duty crew at Air Station Atlantic City celebrated one of the finest Coast Guard traditions this Christmas Eve – the tradition of saving lives.

Why I Serve: AMT2 Jose Gutierrez

In honor of our service’s birthday, we reached out to Coast Guard men and women and asked them to write an essay based on the prompt “Why I Serve.” Our second entry is written by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jose Gutierrez. Gutierrez is an aviation maintenance technician at Air Station Atlantic City. As an aviation maitenance technician, he inspects, services, maintains, troubleshoots and repairsaircraft engines, auxiliary power units, propellers, rotor systems, power train systems and associated airframe and systems-specific electrical components.