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!
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.
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.
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!
Please join Luke Chapel and Fighter Country Partnership for a “bowl” of fun! Who: Open to all pre, current and recently deployed military members and their families! What: Bowling, Laser Tag, Arcade Games, Billiards… Food & FUN for the whole family until 8:00 p.m. When: Thursday, 16 January– sign-in begins @ 5:30 p.m. Dinner served @ 6 p.m. Where: 1325 N. Litchfield Road, Surprise, Arizona 85379 Please, please, please… RSVP to the Luke Chapel at 623-856-6211
Fighter Country Partnership is proud to feature Steve L. Bruflat, P.E., an alumni member of the Honorary Commanders Program and a Blue Blazer, formerly assigned to the 308th Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base from 2004-2006.
Steve is a registered civil engineer in the State of Arizona and practicing businessman with five companies offering professional engineering services around the States of Arizona, Utah, Nevada and in the country of Qatar.
After spending his earlier life growing up in an Air Force family at bases around the U.S., Steve moved to Arizona in 1970 and has lived here ever since. Five of those earlier years and during his college years were spent on a working cattle ranch in Montana. Steve acquired his civil engineering education from the University of Hawaii and Arizona State University.