A turn of the wrench

The heat in the workspace is intense. The noise is overwhelming, and the nose is assaulted by the smell of machinery, oil, old water, and exhaust. The days are long and the work is dirty, but a strong sense of camaraderie is evident among those who do it. This is the world of the Coast Guard machinery technician, one of the largest rates in the service. With hands covered in oil, engineers work tirelessly...