MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. --
Fly By: Highlighting Cherry Point’s Warriors
GUNNERY SGT. JOHN P. VINLOVE
Job Title: Rescue Swimmer (in training)
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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