I’d like to share a story about a person I met a few weeks ago. I was at a local restaurant about to have lunch when an older gentleman came up to me and introduced himself. I was wearing a Fighter Country Partnership polo and he noticed (and liked) the logo. I invited him to sit down and I proceeded to tell him about Fighter Country Partnership and what we do to support Luke Air Force Base. He mentioned that he had served in the Air Force back in the 1970s and that his grandson was currently stationed at Luke.
James “Rusty” Mitchell is the Director, Community Initiatives Team, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. As the liaison between the base and surrounding communities, he coordinates dialogue and interaction to facilitate compatible growth in areas that impact Luke Air Force Base. His daily engagement with nine municipalities, Maricopa County, and the State of Arizona has profoundly advanced the ability of the base to coexist with its neighbors. Mr. Mitchell served twenty-two years in the Air Force flying fighters from Europe to the Far East, retiring in 1998 as a lieutenant colonel.
Fry’s Food Stores is happy to announce another fun Courageous Hearts pin-up fundraising campaign, honoring our heroes. This campaign will take place February 1, 2016 and will run through February 29, 2016. Fighter Country Foundation has proudly been selected as one of the recipients to receive funding from this campaign.
Purchase a Courageous Heart to show your support. Dedicate your Heart to someone in uniform – past or present – or to a military family!
We encourage everyone to visit their local Fry’s Food Store to buy a heart to help support our United States military personnel, retirees, veterans, and their families!
Lt Col Michael “Jeb” Ebner completed another historic event at Luke AFB yesterday. The 61st Fighter Squadron Commander had his “Fini-Flight”. To welcome Lt Col Ebner back was a large group of Luke representatives to congratulate him for his time as the first F-35 Squadron Commander at Luke AFB.
We are excited to unveil a new initiative within the operations of Fighter Country Foundation…the “FAAR Fund” (Facility Advancement And Relief Fund). As FCP and FCF continue forward with sustaining its important role of providing programs and services that are geared towards Health & Human Services, Culture & Tradition and Mission Sustainability, we will also add to the resume of supporting “facilities” on the base directly.
We recently got word from the Department of the Air Force that our request to “renovate Luke Fire House #1” has been approved, which has been an internal initiative for years in the making. This is an unprecedented….
Join our Military Appreciation Offer 2015, where you can get one free ticket for Spring Training for the Cincinatti Reds or Cleveland Indians. Offer includes one free ticket in the Outfield Box, Outfield Reserve, and up to four additional tickets in those sections at the group rate. Available to active duty, retired military and guard/reserve personnel.