Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point --
Name: Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan E. Honnoll
MOS: Sear and rescue medical technician
UNIT: Marine Transport Squadron 1
HOMETOWN: Fairfax, Va.
DATE JOINED: April 4, 2004
WHAT IS YOUR JOB?
My job is to function as a HH-46 crewmember and provide advanced medical care to any people we recover or transport during any missions we are tasked with.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE ASPECT OF YOUR JOB?
My favorite aspect of the job is being able to work in an austere environment and practice independent medicine.
WHAT’S THE MOST CHALLENGING PART OF YOUR JOB?
The most challenging part of my job is making sure we train medically, no matter what extra tasks we have within our mission.
HOW DOES YOUR JOB SUPPORT THE MISSION OF 2ND MAW AND MCAS CHERRY POINT?
Pedro directly supports 2nd MAW with year around search and rescue support. Our primary mission is to be here for the flyers in case they have an emergency and need us to come rescue them. After that, we are here for Coast Guard support and finally we are here to help the communities that surround MCAS Cherry Point.
HOW DOES YOUR JOB IN GARRISON DIFFER FROM YOUR JOB IN THE FIELD?
As a flight medic my job differs greatly between garrison and in the field. In the field we step away from the SAR aspect and get more into the medical evacuation mode. We are tasked with hospital transfers and point to injury pick ups for the most part. The injuries also change from roll to roll. Here at home we see more car accident related injuries. In the field we see a lot more battle related injuries.