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BBS Mission and Charter

The Blue Blazer Squadron (BBS), an Alumni Association of the Honorary Commanders Committee of Fighter Country Foundation (FCF), shall provide support for the men and women of Luke Air Force Base through FCF, and shall be the prominent volunteer force representing FCF in the community.  The highest priority for the BBS shall be to support the men, women, and families of those serving in the military at Luke Air Force Base through FCF.  The BBS is the next mission for Honorary Commander alumni who want to support Luke AFB through FCF. The BBS shall, at times, be called upon to provide their personal and professional resources and talents through FCF, as mutually agreed upon, and be ready to serve at a moment’s notice when the need arises. While BBS members may have continuing relationships with the base squadrons they were assigned to as Honorary Commanders, those relationships are not part of the mission of the BBS and are maintained at the personal or professional discretion of the current Luke Air Force Base commanders.

Leadership & Class Chairs

2023 FCF & BBS Leadership

FCF Staff

Ron Sites, President & CEO
Brooke Christianson, Program Director
Susan Gladstein, Administrative Specialist
Josh Abel, Digital Strategy, IT & Marketing

BBS Leadership

Chair – Brian Cooper
Vice-Chair – Julie Calza
Member – Bill Dunkle
Member – Melissa Holdaway
Member – Chris Zilar
Member – Michael Walling

Former BBS Chairs

John Pierson
Steve Hoover
Jason Klonoski
Daniel Ortega
Bruce Larson

BBS Class Chairs

Alpha Class

Chair: Bill Pupo
Co-Chair: Laura “Hot Flash” Liuzzo
Immediate Past Chair: Patrick McDermott

Bravo Class

Chair: Laura Etter
Co-Chair: Sam “Vandal” Mann
Immediate Past Chair: Bill Adams

Charlie Class

Chair: Kirk McClure
Co-Chair: Gordie MacKenzie
Immediate Past Chair: Tim Miller

Delta Class

Chair: Don Gleash
Co-Chair: Chris Henrichsen
Immediate Past Chair: Steve Doolittle

Foxtrot Class

Chair: Chris Zilar
Co-Chair: Tony Cerato
Immediate Past Chair: Staci Brown

BBS Annual Dues

Membership Dues

BBS member dues can be paid below using our new donor platform, Donorbox. Donorbox uses our secure global payment processor, Stripe to process transactions. Dues are setup to recur annually. You can stop payment anytime by managing your account at You will receive an email from Donorbox after the subscription is created where you can edit your recurring payments at any time.

2023 BBS membership dues must be paid by January 19, 2023. 

Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct

What sets us apart is what we do and how we do it. We are a unique organization that has the opportunity to serve the men and women that serve us.  We have unique access that allows us to be more effective than any other civilian military support organization.  With that unique access we also have incredible responsibility to our organization Fighter Country Foundation, the airmen we serve and operational security to the base.  For any reason or no reason our special relationship with Luke AFB can be terminated.  Participation in the organization’s programs is subject to the observance of the organization’s rules and procedures.

Please use the button below to read and sign the BBS Code of Conduct. This is mandatory for all members of Fighter Country Foundation’s Blue Blazer Squadron. Failure to sign the Code of Conduct may result in termination of your membership including any and all privileges.

Code of Conduct Form

BBS Member Invitation

BBS Membership Application

Enrollment is now open for the 2023 Blue Blazer Squadron (BBS) class. Enrollment is only open to Luke AFB Honorary Commander Alumni who have successfully completed their two-year term at Luke.  This “alumni organization” managed under the direction of Fighter Country Foundation (FCF) is a tremendous opportunity to become involved with FCF as it continues its unprecedented support of the men, women, families, and mission of Luke AFB.

Learn more and apply at the BBS Invitation page before the January 19th, 2023 deadline.

BBS Invitation Form

BBS Facebook Group

BBS Private Facebook Group

This is the private FB Group for FCF and BBS to get information that isn’t necessarily published on our public pages. Items like event updates, calls to action and general sharing of ideas. This channel is for people that are officially part of Fighter Country Foundation (Board, Staff, Blue Blazers and any military members that are deemed necessary by FCF). Also, please be careful not to post anything that may be frowned upon if observed by military leadership and/or could be potentially damaging to a service member or their family.

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BBS Newsletter Archive

Newsletter Archives