Arizona is our home. It’s where we live, work, and raise our families. It’s also the training ground for the world’s largest Fighter Base. That’s why, for more than a decade, our organization has been dedicated to the men, women, families and mission of the United States Air Force in Arizona. Welcome to Luke Air Force Base. Welcome to Fighter Country.
When the community joins forces with local and state government, the business sector and the military, a strong alliance is developed. A Partnership is formed.
Many people ask, “Why does an Air Force Base need my support?” And “Doesn’t the Government pay for everything?” These are good questions with answers that may surprise you. Although it’s true that the Government does a great job in funding many base functions and programs, with the global war on terror, much of the budget has been reduced. In fact, over the last few years, many Bases have experienced budget reductions of 40% or more over the last few years. This eliminates funding for many events and human services programs. That’s where we come in.
The need to support Luke AFB
As a 2.17 Billion dollar economic engine for the State of Arizona, Luke deserves our attention. When you have the world’s largest Air Force Base in your backyard, you’ve got to protect it. Fighter Country Partnership has done just that locally and in our Nation’s capital for more than 10 years.
Six Critical Reasons to Support Luke
Arizona needs to keep the mission of Luke Air Force Base today, and long into the future. To do that, here are a few things we must be aware of.
Luke Air Force Base has six Critical Mission Elements. Unlike any other Base in the world, Luke has the ability to:
− Land and takeoff in two directions
− Access the Barry M. Goldwater Range with live training munitions
− Fly instrument approaches at the Luke Auxiliary Field #1
− Perform patterns and landings at Gila Bend Auxiliary Air Field
− Access and utilize Gladden/Bagdad Military Operating Areas
− Access Military Training Routes throughout the state