In the 1970s, Norton Air Force Base, California, was home to Air Mobility Command, meaning lots of heavy aircraft and even more maintainers to keep its mission going – among the many were Dennis and Ruth Barmore, a machinist and sheet metal specialist, respectively.
While serving in an aircraft maintenance squadron together, they met, fell in love, married and had their first born son, Harley. More than 40 years later, their legacy has come full circle.
While Ruth separated after her first enlistment, their son, now Lt. Col. Harley Barmore, continued to follow his father’s Air Force maintenance career from base to base. Over the years, he developed an appreciation for the craft and planned to follow suit.