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21st Fighter Squadron at Luke AFB celebrates it 20th anniversary – Play to Win

Posted on October 24, 2016 by Fighter Country

Javier Ponch Antuña

Lt. Col. James “Rusty” Mitchell (Ret- USAF) and Lt. Col. Javier “Ponch” Antuña enjoy a memorable moment together.

Rusty was the 21st first Squadron Commander and Ponch is the Current Squadron Commander.

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Registration Now Open for Operation: Topflight Dogfight

Posted on August 29, 2016 by Fighter Country

Register for Operation TopFlight DogFight


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Ron Sites on KTAR Radio promoting Luke & FCP!

Posted on July 19, 2016 by Fighter Country

Ron-Sites-KTAR

Ron Sites President of Fighter Country joins Bruce and Pamela at Sanderson Ford on Salute to Luke Week. Hear the whole segment here. Great work Ron!

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Military Discount at Fry’s, this Wednesday, June 29

Posted on June 28, 2016 by Fighter Country

Military Rewards Day at Fry’s.
Wednesday, June 29

Come take advantage of your Military Discount this Wednesday at Fry’s! Save 10% off with an active military ID on your total grocery order.

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Courageous Hearts & FCP on CBS 5 News!

Posted on February 26, 2016 by Fighter Country

A great story about FCP and a nice promotion for the Courageous Hearts Campaign. Thank you to our friends at CBS 5 for the story.

We’re in the final week for Courageous Hearts at Fry’s Food Stores. Be sure to stop by your nearby Fry’s and purchase your heart.

CBS 5 – KPHO

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Lt Col Michael “Jeb” Ebner completed his Fini-Flight at Luke AFB

Posted on June 25, 2015 by Fighter Country

Lt Col Michael "Jeb" Ebner, 61st FS completed his "Fini-Flight" at Luke AFBLt Col Michael “Jeb” Ebner completed another historic event at Luke AFB yesterday. The 61st Fighter Squadron Commander had his “Fini-Flight”. To welcome Lt Col Ebner back was a large group of Luke representatives to congratulate him for his time as the first F-35 Squadron Commander at Luke AFB.

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We invite the Luke AFB Community to come support Operation Encore’s Release Party

Posted on October 10, 2014 by Fighter Country

Operation Encore

On Saturday, November 8th, 2014, at the Wigwam Resort our friends from the musical group Operation Encore, will be hosting a party in celebration of their new album release. Tickets are now available For Sale Here.

We invite everyone to attend this fantastic family event, to join us in an event supporting a cause that gives back to the Luke AFB community and to our military.


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FCP Invited to Unveiling of the first Australian F-35

Posted on September 12, 2014 by Fighter Country

Aus F35 Rollout Ceremony Picture

FCP returned recently from a fantastic trip to Fort Worth to witness the unveiling of Australia’s first F-35. We were invited by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) whose first two F-35s coming off the Lockheed Martin production line will be delivered to Luke AFB. This is just another example of the multiple benefits that exist due to Luke AFB. RAAF will be training their initial F-35 pilots at Luke AFB which includes 15 RAAF families who will be joining the Luke AFB family. Additionally, each foreign F-35 brings 9 Lockheed Martin employees as well who will be active and around Luke AFB for a period of time.

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Honoring Dorothy Rowe

Posted on August 28, 2014 by Fighter Country

Dorothy RoweDorothy Rowe was a well-loved and admired civilian employee at Luke Air Force Base.  She has the distinction of being the longest-serving Federal civil servant in the Air Force.  She retired after serving 70 years for the Department of Defense–60 of which were at Luke Air Force Base with the 56th Comptroller Squadron as Chief of Financial Analysis.

Dorothy’s retirement ceremony in November 2013 drew hundreds in attendance from the City of Glendale Mayor, Jerry Weiers, to the present Under Secretary of the Air Force, Eric Fanning.

“To put her longevity into perspective, Fanning said, “Rowe had served under 13 presidents, seen Luke AFB transition between four major commands and worked for 40 wing commanders. She also blazed a trail for women in the financial management career field.

“The energy, passion and spirit that Dorothy brought to her job over the past 70 years will live on in the hundreds of Airmen she has impacted,” Fanning said.

Shortly after her retirement, Dorothy Rowe passed away on Saturday, March 14, 2014.

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61st Fighter Squadron Reactivated at Luke AFB

Posted on November 14, 2013 by Fighter Country

61st FS Reactivatoin Ceremony

At an Oct. 25 ceremony, Luke Air Force Base reactivated the 61st Fighter Squadron, designating the unit as the first of six squadrons planned for training in the F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter jet.

More than 150 family members, pilots and community members were present at the ceremony, which was held at Club Five Six on the base.

Also in attendance were Brig. Gen. Michael Rothstein, 56th Fighter Wing commander, and Col. John Hanna, 56th Operations Group commander, who was the presiding officer.

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