“Wow,” exclaims retired Chief Master Sgt. Rodney McKinley as he stares at an empty lot filled with dirt, where the old Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Medical Clinic once stood.
“A lot of things have changed, some have stayed the same” he added. “However, for some reason it still feels like home.”
More than 40 years ago, then Airman Basic McKinley first stepped into that very same medical clinic as a new emergency room technician fresh from technical training. He would not know it at the time, however, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, would be the launching point for an Air Force career that would see him eventually become the 15th Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force.