The hall of fame was established in 1992 by former Gov. George Voinovich. It recognizes outstanding professional achievement, service to the community and selfless acts of vets, according to a release.
Charter members of the hall’s class of 1992 included six Ohio military vets who were elected President of the United States and all Medal of Honor recipients from Ohio. The honorees have included astronauts, volunteers, community leaders, safety officers, veteran advocates and former government officials.
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Since leaving the Air Force, both Barlow and Pumroy have remained active in the community.
Barlow joined the Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education in 2017 as director of the Aerospace Professional Development Center and moved into the chief operations officer position soon after. She later took on the job of interim president at SOCHE, a consortium of 23 colleges in the region that is dedicated to promoting higher education and paths to employment.
Pumroy has served as the vice president of the Fairborn Performing Arts and Cultural Association and as a member of the Fairborn City Council.
“When we’re in the military, we’re all in it together for that larger purpose,” Barlow said. “To be able to have that larger purpose when you retire…It’s good to be able to continue to give back to the community.”
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