Mission – To support the men, women and families of Luke Air Force Base.
Fighter Country Foundation (FCF) is a 501(c) (3), not-for-profit corporation focused on the supporting programs and services at Luke that aid, support and honor Airmen and their families in need.
Established in 2006, FCF has made a significant impact on the lives of servicemen and women stationed at Luke. We also support Luke Airmen currently deployed in Iraq, Afghanistan and throughout the world.
We also support the families of any Luke Airmen killed in the line of duty and are proud to have raised more than a million dollars for this effort to date.
Annually, FCF supports programs on Base that ease and comfort these fine men, women and families as they serve our country. A few of these services are listed below:
Occurs each July, October and December. Operation Thunderbox collects comfort items such as sunscreen, phone cards and powdered drinks for airmen. Items are collected and the program pays for boxes and postage for 450 boxes: 150 in July, 150 in October and 150 in December to Airmen deployed from Luke AFB to Iraq, Afghanistan, Qatar, and throughout the world.
Occurs throughout the year. Operation Warmheart is used to assist military families in times of hardships for things that Air Force Aid is unable to help them with. Warmheart is also used to augment Adopt a Family and Angel tree donations during the holidays.
Unit Spouse and Family Support Fund
The Foundation provides support and services to help Luke service members cope with the demands of deployments and to support families during separations resulting from mission requirements. Base funds are limited for these programs. Hearts Apart provides monthly activities that offer social, recreational, and morale support through a wide range of events, including picnics, bowling, arts and crafts, spouse luncheons, sports events, children’s activities, and concerts. These activities provide a safe and supportive environment to provide Luke deployed families with a strong sense of community while separated from their loved ones. In addition, expanded quarterly activities include active duty personnel who have returned from deployment within the past year, along with their families. Post-deployment “Welcome Home” events provide education on reunion stressors and coping with issues related to deployment in a friendly welcoming environment that includes lunch and welcome home gift certificates to the deployers and families. This program supports over 1,500 persons per year.
Airmen / Family Readiness Center
FCF helps market Base programs and encourages participation in activities designed to promote the welfare of the Luke active duty and family population. Luke service agencies focus on prevention programs to assist the many young families at Luke. Over one-third of the Luke population is under the age of 25 and many have family responsibilities. Incentives and refreshments create a positive environment that encourages use of services that include financial counseling, parenting assistance, family violence treatment and prevention, relocation assistance, and a variety of other prevention programs.
FCF is proud to support monthly dinners deployed to Airmen families.
944th Reserve Wing
The Foundation also supports programs that assist the 944th Air Force Reserve Wing. These are men and women who live in our community full-time and support the global war on terror.
LUKE AIRMEN MEMORIAL FUND
Fighter Country Foundation has established the Luke Airmen Memorial Fund to assist any Airmen injured or killed in the line of duty. With wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Luke airmen and their families sacrifice a lot for our freedom. Some have made the ultimate sacrifice to their country. We are here to provide honor, support and comfort to these incredible Americans.
You can help the families and airmen at Luke by making a donation. Even a few dollars can go a long way in providing much needed assistance to those who need it most. As a 501(c)(3), your donation is always 100% tax deductible.
You can make a donation of any amount including $10, $25, $50, $75, $100, $200, $500 and more. You have an option of how to direct your donation as one of the following:
Airmen and Family Base Programs
Airmen Memorial Fund
Chaplain Services Fund