Courageous Hearts – Give to Support Local Military & Families

Posted on January 22, 2014 by Fighter Country

Courageous Hearts logo

Fry’s Food Stores in Arizona has selected Fighter Country Partnership – Fighter Country Foundation as one of the organizations to benefit from the Courageous Hearts campaign. Between February 3, 2014 through March 2, 2014 visit any of the 119 Fry’s Food Stores to purchase your COURAGEOUS HEART and help give back to the people that have sacrificed so much for this country – our United States military personnel, retirees, veterans, and their families!

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Credit Union West Offers Relief in a Time of Need

Posted on October 4, 2013 by Fighter Country

credit union west logoGlendale, AZ – As concerns of the Federal Government shutdown rise, Credit Union West is prepared to assist those adversely affected. “We realize the shutdown may create tough times for our members and others,” stated Robert MacGregor, President/CEO. “Our commitment to serving the community is a vital part of our mission.”

The credit union announced that it will offer a special low-rate loan with deferred payments to those requiring assistance as a result of the shutdown. Current Credit Union West members may request deferral of payments on existing loans.

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New DoD report confirms Luke AFB as USAF’s top choice for F-35 training center

Posted on June 13, 2012 by Fighter Country

Luke Forward

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.

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FCP appears at Peoria Nissan’s Stuck on the Roof

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…

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Scottsdale Gun Club Selects FCP as Beneficiary During Opening of SGC|Peoria

Posted on March 31, 2011 by Fighter Country

SGC Peoria Select FCP as Beneficiary
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.

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9/11 Silent Auction to benefit Fighter Country Foundation

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…

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Fighter Country Partnership announces new Executive Director / President

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…

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Mayor Barrett & City of Surprise donate $25,000 to FCP!

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!

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Military base protected from encroachment with new agreement

Posted on February 4, 2010 by Fighter Country

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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…..

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Senator John McCain Honored by Fighter Country

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…

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