Posted on September 11, 2014 by Fighter Country
From the Desk of Fighter Country Partnership,
FCP’s main goal is to sustain the programs and services we have initiated over the past years. This goal hasn’t only been stressed by our Board of Directors; it is echoed loudly by the Senior Leadership at Luke AFB. We are proud of the expectations we have created, and within every new endeavor we approach, we will ensure it won’t negatively affect our current programs and services.
The programs and services FCP provides have become very standardized for all the right reasons. The programs are repetitive because we are consistently serving a new demographic due to the continuous turnover of families at Luke AFB. This is perfect from the base’s perspective, but at FCP, we don’t want to become complacent with our current menu of services.
As FCP maintains, we will now focus on growing Fighter Country Foundation (FCF). This has been a goal for many years, and we are now in a position to let FCP continue on its strong path and focus on FCF’s next mission supporting Luke AFB in a much larger way.
Posted on August 9, 2013 by Fighter Country
At Fighter Country Partnership, one of our avenues for supporting Luke Air Force Base is through culture and tradition. In keeping with tradition, Luke AFB will celebrate the Air Force’s 66th birthday during the 2013 Air Force Ball. We will have the opportunity to honor airmen, veterans, and retirees who have served our great nation. The event will also pay tribute to the local community for our support of the men, women, mission and families of Luke AFB.
FCP is collecting donations now for Luke AFB’s Sept. 14 Air Force Ball. If you or anyone in your circle are able to make a donation, please contact Susan Lovelace at the FCP office. For more information please download this flyer.
Posted on August 7, 2013 by Fighter Country
Fighter Country Partnership’s support for the men, women and families of Luke Air Force Base focuses in three areas: Health and Human Services–Culture and Tradition—Mission Sustainability. Under the health and human services, FCP helped to sponsor a summer camp for children with disabilities through the Hattie Larlham’s “Connect with Hattie’s Friends summer camp” for the second year in a row.
Hattie Larlham is a non-profit organization that provides services to more than 1,500 children and adults with developmental disabilities. In 2011, the organization celebrated its 50th anniversary. Named after its founder, Hattie Larlham, the organization is headquartered in Twinsburg, Ohio in Summit County. The summer camp is one of the largest recreation programs offered at Hattie Larlham.
Posted on August 27, 2012 by Fighter Country
Nearly 100 family members whose loved ones are deployed had not one, but two wonderful nights out courtesy of Fighter Country Partnership. The Luke AFB Chapel hosts monthly “Deployed Families Dinner” at the Chapel typically with assistance from various other units.
When approached by FCP about partnering with the Chapel and having the dinner at an off-base location was an absolutely thrilling opportunity that could not be passed over. After a few planning meetings, the Chapel was fully engaged in the logistics and coordination to have family members out for a whole evening of fun and food.
Posted on August 23, 2012 by Fighter Country
In the summer of 2012, Hattie Larlham was able to expand their growing Camp Connect camp program for children with autism to Goodyear, AZ. The camp comes after a series of planning meetings between Hattie Larlham and many organizations and participants in the city of Goodyear, including the city fire and police departments, mayor’s office, the Avondale school district, and the Fighter Country Partnership, a non-profit organization that supports Luke Air Force Base.
Posted on April 10, 2012 by rsites
From the Desk of Fighter Country Partnership,
It is very important that we explain how FCP supports the families at Luke AFB. The military doesn’t support individual families for many reasons. The most important reason is they can’t. Within the military, every individual and family must be treated the same. There are no biases, no favoritism and no special treatment due to circumstance. This is for the right reasons too. A perfect example of why FCP exists is to support the families of the fallen and injured at Luke AFB, because the base can’t.
Posted on February 16, 2010 by Fighter Country
By Paul Blue Collaboration and communication are key organizational values at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. As owner and operator of two general aviation airports and a large commercial airport, the city of Phoenix Aviation Department recognizes that delivering world-class customer service to passengers and airport users can only be successful when the community is on our team. One critical stakeholder to our success is Luke Air Force Base. In any metropolitan area with significant aviation uses, it is important that those users work together. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has the sole and absolute discretion for where planes fly….
Posted on November 23, 2009 by Fighter Country
Former Senior Enlisted Advisor & Command Chief Master Sergeant Luke Air Force Base, AZ Military Service — US Air Force (31 yrs) Director Fighter Country Partnership since 1995 Occupation — Area Sales Manager with: Capital Holdings Corp., Providian Corp., and Aegon USA, retired Education: Attended Ohio University, Athens Ohio where he received an Associate Degree in Applied Sciences, Aircraft and Aircraft Powerplant Technology from the Community College of the Air Force. Memberships: The America Legion, Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Non-Commissioned Officers Association, the Air Force Sergeants Association, and the Retired Enlisted Association. Family: Wife, Darnell, one son,…
Posted on November 21, 2009 by Fighter Country
A member of Fighter Country Partnership’s Board since 2008, and its current Fund Raising Development Chair, Rick is responsible for creating varying revenue streams for the organization. He has been active on the Board focusing on the organization’s centric goals of supporting the service personnel, families and mission of Luke Air Force Base. In 2010, at the invitation of the Wing Commander for Luke Air Force Base, Rick was asked to serve as an Honorary Group Commander, assigned to the 56th Maintenance Group. This 2-year program is designed to enhance and expand military/private sector awareness, promoting the military educational role…
Posted on November 20, 2009 by Fighter Country
Rob is a former Army officer who served in Operation Enduring Freedom in 2006. He is a 1997 graduate of the United States Military Academy where he majored in Economics and branched Field Artillery. During his tour in Afghanistan, Rob served as a Project Manager for the Corps of Engineers overseeing construction projects and project site selection throughout Afghanistan. Rob currently serves as the Director of Development for Kitchell Development Company. Prior to this role, Rob served as a Project Engineer and Project Manager in the company’s contracting division, Kitchell Contractors. His real estate development responsibilities include acquisitions, entitlements, leasing,…
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