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Gunnery Sgt. John P. Vinlove puts his knowledge to the test during a search and rescue exercise conducted in the Croatan National Forest June 3. Marine Transport Squadron 1 puts its new Marines and Sailors through a multitude of test in order to become certified SAR members. Vinlove is a rescue swimmer in training with VMR-1.

Photo by Pfc. Cory D. Polom

Fly By: Highlighting Cherry Point’s Warriors GUNNERY SGT. JOHN P. VINLOVE

8 Jun 2011 | Pfc. Cory D. Polom

Fly By: Highlighting Cherry Point’s Warriors

GUNNERY SGT. JOHN P. VINLOVE

Job Title: Rescue Swimmer (in training)

Unit: VMR-1

Hometown: McLouth, Kan.

Date Joined: June 20, 1995

What’s your job?

My job is to be the boots on the ground for Pedro when we get a call. We are the ones that go down and assist the corpsman with packaging and extracting the casualty.

What’s your favorite aspect of your job?

Helping people and saving lives of military members and civilians both.

What’s the most challenging part?

Making sure we are following procedures and doing everything to perfection. People’s lives are in our hands and if we don’t do our job perfectly we could lose someone.

How does your job support the mission of 2nd MAW and MCAS Cherry Point?

In the event of an aircraft going down we are the first responders to the aircraft to save the pilots life by transporting them to a medical facility as needed.

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