Posted on March 25, 2013 by Fighter Country
There are two reasons I believe Luke Air Force Base is at more risk now than it was during the base selection process for the F-35.
Sequestration and BRAC, which is Base Realignment and Closure.
The Department of Defense (DoD) has announced that it will seek two rounds of base closures, one in 2015 followed by another in 2017. Apparently DoD wanted to do a BRAC last year but that was stymied by Congress, who just happened to be up for reelection.
Posted on March 21, 2013 by Fighter Country
When the following news release reached the newspaper offices of The Glendale Star and Peoria Times, reader response was mixed. Luke cancels air show Luke AFB officials announced Feb. 15 that Luke’s 2013 Open House and Air Show, “Storm on the Horizon,” originally scheduled for March 16 and 17, is canceled. “While I value the importance of this event to both the Air Force and our local community, given the budgetary pressures and expected repercussions if sequestration goes into effect, we need to cancel this year’s Luke Days. I cannot in good conscience spend some of our limited resources to…
Posted on March 7, 2013 by rsites
FCP has enjoyed a relationship with Luke that is so unique, mainly due to the fact that we have been given the opportunity to bring successful prototypical programs to Luke that no other military installations are able to accomplish. The successes of these events are being recognized by senior leaders in the AF, thereby causing other military installations in the country to ask “how are you able to do this?”
FCP provides support in three areas – Health & Human Services, Culture & Tradition, and Advocacy. The importance of advocating in support of Luke’s mission is critical, because without Luke, we would not be a part of the other two areas that are incredibly rewarding. FCP plays a valuable role in enhancing our Airmen’s quality of life while they are stationed at Luke. Whether we are funding summer camps for Autistic children, assisting with amazing wellness expos for the men and women…
Posted on January 16, 2013 by Fighter Country
Posted on May 16, 2009 by Fighter Country
“Thunder in the Desert”, Luke Air Force Base’s Open House and Airshow was a huge success on March 21 and 22, 2009. Come back to our website as we post pictures and video from this event. Luke’s “Thunder in the Desert” 2009 Open House was a two-day event at Luke Air Force Base and one of the most diverse air shows in America. The U.S. Air Force’s Aerial Demonstration Team, the Thunderbirds, brought their special brand of high-flying excitement to this year’s show as well as numerous other aircraft and ground displays, exhibits, and attractions. Stay tuned for details about…