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FCP Visions Summer 2014 – Web Edition

Posted on June 24, 2014 by Fighter Country

FCP Visions Summer 2014FCP Visions Summer 2014 is now available as a digital download. This issue discusses the F-35′s vital role in Valley economy, includes an Honorary Commander feature for Mr. Ricky Lyons and much more.

In order to enjoy FCP Visions Summer 2014 Web Edition you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader or equivalent application that will display the PDF file format. Click here to download FCP Visions Summer 2014 (you may need to right click and “save file as”).

This publication is made available with permission of Pueblo Publishers, Inc.

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Honorary Commander Feature: Mr. Ricky Lyons

Posted on May 30, 2014 by Fighter Country

Ricky Lyons, Champion

Fighter Country Partnership is proud to feature Ricky Lyons, Conductor and Enthusiast, Champion. He is an alumni member of the Honorary Commander Program, and a Blue Blazer of Fighter Country Partnership’s Blue Blazer Squadron.

In 1999, Ricky commenced operations of Champion as a real estate development firm located and operating from Scottsdale, Arizona. He capitalized this new entity with a group of partners and a team who brought differing experiences to Champion, enhancing all of its experiences.

Ricky started his career practicing law with Witten Law Firm in Edmonton, Alberta from 1969 to 1983. As a senior partner, he represented Canada’s premier real estate developers, initiating and completing significant real estate transactions throughout western Canada. Projects included acquisition, entitlement, major tenant leasing, financing and (in some cases) sale of the projects. In 1983, Ricky and his family moved to Scottsdale, Arizona. Prior to the formation of Champion, he developed several other projects in the Phoenix market.

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AZ Humane Society & Petsmart’s Military Pet Foster Program

Posted on March 27, 2014 by Fighter Country

Military Pet Foster Program

The Arizona Humane Society (AHS) and PetSmart®, Inc. are pleased to announce the expansion of their Project Active Duty program. Project Active Duty, an AHS’ Alternative Placement program, provides temporary foster care for pets of active military personnel throughout their deployment.

As the presenting sponsor of Project Active Duty, PetSmart has dedicated $30,000 over two years to the program. The partnership will raise awareness of the program while also dedicating the necessary resources needed to recruit foster families and increase the number of foster homes available for Project Active Duty pets and the thousands of ill or injured pets who may need temporary shelter beyond what their facilities can provide.

The Arizona Humane Society will host a special launch event and foster orientation on Sunday, April 6 from 1 – 3 p.m. at Avondale’s Council Chambers located at 11465 West Civic Center Dr. Avondale, AZ 85323. The event will feature a special program including light snacks, current Project Active Duty pets and resilient AHS pets recovering and available for foster care. For those interested in attending the April 6 foster orientation, they can sign up here.

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In case you missed the F-35 unveiling ceremony

Posted on March 24, 2014 by Fighter Country

On Friday, March 14, the first F-35 Lightning II assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing was officially delivered during a ceremony at Luke Air Force Base (AFB) in Glendale, Ariz.  In case you missed this historical event, below is the video that was played during the ceremony. Enjoy!

Video courtesy of Lockheed Martin.

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How you can support our military families

Posted on March 24, 2014 by Fighter Country

Ron Sites, Executive Director FCP

This is usually the opportunity I take to educate our partners, supporters and community about the great programs, services and unique experiences we have brought to the airmen and their families at Luke AFB.  But this time, I will not explain the Financial Saves Expo, Fiesta Bowl Parade, 56th Fighter Wing Annual Awards Dinner, Luke AFB Spouses Dining-In Event or the 2nd Annual Dorm Dweller Holiday Party and their respective successful outcomes.

What I will do is explain once again “how we make these amazing things happen”.  It is because of the great financial support we receive from the Arizona community “and” our golf tournament, that we can afford to bring programs and services to Luke families that enhance their quality of life.

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Recap Video of F-35 Unveiling Ceremony at Luke AFB

Posted on March 24, 2014 by Fighter Country

Welcoming the first F-35 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., on March 14, 2014.

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FCP Visions Spring 2014 – Web Edition

Posted on March 24, 2014 by Fighter Country

FCP Visions Spring 2014FCP Visions Spring  2014 is now available as a digital download. This issue discusses the “Luke Days 2014″, the open house air show at Luke AFB, the decision to bed down the F-35 training mission at Luke and more.

In order to enjoy FCP Visions Spring 2014 Web Edition you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader or equivalent application that will display the PDF file format. Click here to download FCP Visions Spring 2014 (you may need to right click and “save file as”).

This publication is made available with permission of Pueblo Publishers, Inc.

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Ron Sites Thanks Fry’s Food Stores

Posted on February 22, 2014 by Fighter Country

Fighter Country Partnership President and Executive Director Ron Sites thanks Fry’s Food Stores for their Generous Hearts campaign benefiting USO, Arizona Heroes to Hometowns, Packages from Home and Fighter Country Foundation.

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Honorary Commander Feature: Mr. Jason Isaak

Posted on February 22, 2014 by Fighter Country

Jason E. Isaak

Fighter Country Partnership is proud to feature Jason Isaak, Principal, Policy Development Group and the Vice Chairman of the Blue Blazer Squadron.

Jason has worked for Policy Development Group since 1998 and represents clients at all levels of government – local, state, and federal. Prior to joining PDG, Jason served as legislative director for Congressman Jim Kolbe. During his nearly eight year tenure on Capitol Hill in Congressman Kolbe’s office, Jason rose through the ranks to ultimately staff the Appropriations Subcommittee on Treasury and Postal Service which Kolbe chaired. During his time on Capitol Hill, Jason was responsible for advising Congressman Kolbe on a range of issues including defense, education, currency reform, law enforcement, judicial matters, and immigration.

A Tucson native, Jason graduated from Baylor University and holds a diploma for the completion of the US Naval War College’s College of Naval Command and Staff program.

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AF-41, Lockheed-Martin’s 100th F-35 destined for Luke AFB

Posted on January 15, 2014 by Fighter Country

Below is an excellent video highlighting AF-41, Lockheed-Martin’s 100th F-35 destined for Luke AFB. Learn more about building the 100th F-35 here.

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