Captain Rachel McKain of the Salvation Army in Big Spring was recognized as the Veteran of the Month for March 2019 as part of Hangar 25 Museum’s Veteran Recognition program. When asked how she felt to be the Veteran of the Month, Captain McKain stated that she was honored and overwhelmed.
Captain McKain served in U.S. Army for 4 years as part of the Military Police Corp. She was medically discharged due to a hip injury. After her time in service Captain McKain said she tried to work at a nuclear plant, but due to her injury she had to find another option. She said she had gone through beauty school and was working towards opening her own business when she felt the call the serve in ministry.
Captain McKain told KBest News that she grew up in the Salvation Army, but she’s been serving as an officer for 9 years.
When asked what kind of advice she would offer to anyone thinking about enlisting, Captain McKain said that it was important to her to find something that she wanted to do in the military. She also went on to say that serving our country is hard and it changes everyone who enters, but she wouldn't give up her experience for anything.