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The Men of Iron Minute

by Chad Zueck | Director of Content Creation

Enjoy Your Crew

I love doing exceptional work! As an aviation mechanic, I often looked back on my work and felt a sense of satisfaction. It brought a sense of pride, honor, and dignity. On one occasion, our work center received word that every engine in our F/A-18 squadron needed to have an emergency service bulletin.

It was a ridiculous operational tempo for those couple of days. We carefully selected jet after jet, engine after engine for inspection and repair. Meticulously, we had to remove every engine, perform the inspection, make necessary repairs, and all with minimal downtime. Did I mention that we were at sea and flight operations were not going to stop?

What I remember from those days is a team of men working shoulder to shoulder in Swiss-like precision. We got some attaboys and accolades from those maintenance actions, and we welled up with pride knowing the exceptional work performed. This was work we could not do alone. Such is life. Moments like this are reminders that we need one another, and some tasks call us into a world into which we have never gone. We worked hard and had a lot of fun doing it.


Orville had Wilbur. Tyson had D’Amato. David had Jonathan. Who’s in your corner? Do you enjoy their company?


“Get all the advice and instruction you can, so you will be wise the rest of your life.” // Proverbs 19:20, NLT


Enjoy the people around you and choose them wisely.


No one gets to where they need to be without the input of others. Manhood is a team sport. Enjoy it!


Become a mentor.

Find a mentor.

Be a better man.


Contact our team today to find out how you can become a mentor, find a mentor and be a better man! And DO NOT forget to check out The Men of Iron Podcast – 5 Ways to Fight Discouragement & Confusion Part 5: Enjoy Your Crew