Posted on June 13, 2012 by Fighter Country
GLENDALE, Ariz. – Luke Air Force Base remains the Air Force’s preferred location for its new F-35A training center, according to a final environmental report released this week by the Department of Defense.
The 1,000-page report, referred to as the final environmental impact statement (EIS), provides an in-depth analysis on the environmental and operational aspects on the proposed basing of the
F-35A training center at Luke, as well as at three other alternative basing locations being studied.
The final EIS report paves the way for up to six squadrons – totaling 144 aircraft – of the new fighter jets being stationed at Luke Air Force Base in Glendale that are scheduled to begin arriving at Luke in late 2013.
Posted on May 12, 2011 by Fighter Country
May 12, 2011 – Ron Sites from Fighter Country Partnership will talk with John today live at 10:00AM, from the roof! Tune in live here. John Vance, GM at Peoria Nissan, is trading his suits for shorts. Starting May 6, he’ll be Stuck on the Roof, living, working and broadcasting live via Webcam from the rooftop at 9151 W. Bell Road. And for the second year in a row, he’ll be using the power of the Internet and the dealership’s considerable Web presence to help raise awareness of the mission, goals and volunteer, fundraising needs of local nonprofit organizations. Initially conceived…
Posted on March 31, 2011 by Fighter Country
Scottsdale, Ariz., March 30, 2011 – In early April members of the public will have a chance to put their personal stamp to commemorate the opening of The Scottsdale Gun Club’s newest store in Peoria, situated on the northeast corner of 83rd Avenue and Thunderbird.
The April 9th opening of the retail component for SGC|Peoria will also serve as the official kick-off celebration for the development of what will become the nation’s largest indoor gun range. Nearly twice the size of the original Scottsdale Gun Club, upon completion SGC|Peoria will be a massive 60,000 square-foot facility.
To celebrate this momentous occasion, SGC|Peoria will be selling commemorative bricks that will line the entryway of the future shooting range. Upon completion of construction, the engraved bricks will be unveiled to the public.
The four-inch-by-eight-inch bricks will cost $50.00 each, and purchasers will be able to engrave their names, and various messages, in 60 characters or less, on the brick pavers. Various military and armed forces insignia will also be available.
Proceeds from the brick sales will benefit Fighter Country Partnership (FCP), a leading community support and advocacy group for the aid, operation and preservation of Luke Air Force Base.
Posted on September 7, 2010 by Fighter Country
For those of you who are unaware, Fighter Country Foundation is running a silent auction to benefit Fighter Country Foundation. 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…
Posted on August 31, 2010 by Fighter Country
Ron Sites, a longtime volunteer and coordinator of YMCA’s military partnerships, will replace Steve Yamamori as the executive director of Fighter Country Partnership, a support group for Luke Air Force Base. The executive search team met with a number of candidates and selected Sites, the executive director of the Southwest Valley Regional YMCA. Sites will assume his new job on Sept. 11. “Ron’s connections to the West Valley communities, his recent experience as an honorary commander at Luke and his volunteer efforts with Fighter Country make him an excellent choice for our organization at this time,” said Charley Freericks, the…
Posted on July 27, 2010 by Fighter Country
Mayor Barrett and the City of Surprise donates $25,000 to Fighter Country Partnership. FCP CEO & Executive Director Steven Yamamori thanks the City of Surprise for supporting the men, women, families and mission of Luke Air Force Base through their generous contribution!
Posted on February 4, 2010 by Fighter Country
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Fighter Country Partnership) PHOENIX – Governor Jan Brewer, Attorney General Terry Goddard and the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors today adopted an agreement to resolve a long-standing issue involving residential encroachment around Luke Air Force Base at a special meeting of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors held at the Wigwam Resort in Litchfield Park.
“I’d like to thank key leaders and their staff who joined me in reaching this important resolution that the Supervisors adopted today, including Senator John Nelson, Attorney General Terry Goddard, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors and Senator John McCain,” said Governor Brewer. “It is a testament to our state officials who came together in a unified and cooperative spirit to uphold the health and welfare of our citizens, preserve the rights of property owners as well as the success of the State’s military bases. Our unified agreement will no doubt make clear to the U. S. Defense Department that Arizona stands ready for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter mission.”
“This agreement represents a major victory for the citizens of Arizona,” Goddard said. “It upholds state law, protects the health and safety of nearby residents and strengthens Luke’s bid for the F-35. It also shows what can be accomplished when a commitment to serve the greater good prevails over political and policy differences.”
The settlement agreement reached between…..
Posted on January 18, 2010 by Fighter Country
Goodyear, Ariz. (Jan. 17, 2010) – Senator John S. McCain attended Fighter Country Partnership’s annual membership meeting Saturday where he was praised for his ongoing efforts to support Luke Air Force Base and its military and civilian employees and families. He was recognized by the organization for being a champion of Luke over his many years of public service. McCain received a standing ovation from more than 250 members and guests in attendance as he was presented with The Wing Coin and Chairman’s Award by Brigadier General Kurt Neubauer, 56th Fighter Wing Commander, and Charley Freericks, Chairman of Fighter Country…
Posted on November 30, 2009 by Fighter Country
News Release – News Release – News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 18, 2009 OVER 10,000 ARIZONANS REGISTER THEIR SUPPORT FOR LUKE TO SERVE AS F-35 TRAINING BASE GLENDALE, Ariz. – Nearly 10,000 people have registered their support for the new F-35 training mission coming to Luke Air Force Base since Gov. Jan Brewer, Glendale Mayor Elaine Scruggs and other elected officials launched a campaign last month to generate awareness of the positive impacts the Air Force’s next generation strike fighter will bring to Arizona. Luke Forward organizers, who had set a goal of having 5,000 registered supporters by the…
Posted on November 30, 2009 by Fighter Country
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: OCTOBER 20, 2009 CONTACT: Steve Yamamori, 602-369-3531 ARIZONA’S CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION UNITES IN SUPPORT OF THE F-35 MISSION COMING TO LUKE AFB Phoenix, Ariz. – Arizona’s congressional delegation supports the new F-35 mission landing at Luke Air Force Base in Glendale. In a unified showing, the state’s eight members of the House of Representatives and two members of the Senate said in a recent letter that Luke AFB, with its robust and modern infrastructure, provides the Air Force with a site that is extremely well-suited to support the fighter tactics and training required by the F-35 Lightning II….