Arizona Airmen


Fiesta Bowl Charities donate $2M to 73 organization including FCP

Posted on January 1, 2017 by Fighter Country

Check out our own Ron Sites on AZ 3 TV prior to yesterday’s Fiesta Bowl Parade on 12/31/2016.


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Cinderella & Prince Charming’s Closet – Supporting Culture & Tradition

Posted on August 9, 2013 by Fighter Country

Cinderella & Prince Charmings ClosetAt 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.

Cave Tonitrum!

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Lightning Leadership’s goal: Build real leaders

Posted on June 21, 2013 by Fighter Country

CMSgt David StatonNearly a year ago, I arrived at Luke Air Force Base to be your command chief. Since then, I’ve spent the majority of my time digging into the biggest challenges for the enlisted corps.

Through hundreds of discussions with Airmen of all ranks, I keep hearing the same thing; we want guidance, we want discipline, we want high standards, we want accountability, and most importantly, WE WANT TO BE LED!

As your senior enlisted leader, I would tell you we have phenomenal leaders in the 56th Fighter Wing. However, as the wing commander says “we can always do better.” As the conversations with Airmen raise questions in my head, I wonder if we are always providing our subordinates the leadership they want, need and deserve.

The more I think about this, the more I realize that some of us need to get back to the basics of leadership.

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Commander 12th AF & AF Southern visits Team Luke AFB

Posted on June 6, 2013 by Fighter Country

Lt. Gen Robin Rand at Luke AFBLt. Gen. Robin Rand, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) commander, visited Luke Air Force Base May 17 where he held an officer’s call and was the guest speaker at the 308th Fighter Squadron graduation. During the officer’s call, Rand discussed his priorities of mission, Airmen and families. He also shared his thoughts on the Air Force Core Values.

“The mission is what it’s all about,” Rand said. “I’m so proud of what you do here at Luke Air Force Base. We’re working you hard, and it’s not getting any easier. I want to personally thank you for what you do.”

He then talked about how leaders should be invested in and take care of their Airmen.

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POL gasses up F-16s

Posted on March 27, 2013 by Fighter Country

By SENIOR AIRMAN KATE VAUGHN 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs One of the dirtiest jobs on base may be in the 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron Petroleum, Oil and Lubricant Flight. Every time a jet takes off, it’s powered by fuel. But where does that fuel come from and how does it make it into the jets? The POL flight is ready to respond around the clock in order to ensure each jet gets the fuel it needs. It all starts at the preventive refueling maintenance section where each of the 18 R-11 fuel trucks is inspected to ensure nothing malfunctions…

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Turkeys to Troops: 2012 Call for Donations

Posted on October 12, 2012 by Fighter Country

Turkeys to TroopsAZ Heroes to Hometowns is working behind the scenes to provide our injured/wounded warriors, deployed military families, Guard, Reserves, and active duty military with a Thanksgiving dinner for their families. AZ Heroes to Hometowns has entered a partnership with local food banks to support military families for this upcoming Thanksgiving season.

To have a successful project, AZ Heroes to Hometowns is in need of $10 grocery gift cards or monetary donations for a turkey or ham for Thanksgiving dinner to complete the food boxes. Donations of grocery gift cards and checks can be mailed to: AZ Heroes to Hometowns, P.O. Box 31646, Mesa, AZ 85275. For your convenience, PayPal is also being utilized for donations; information can be located at

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Luke AFB gets new Command Chief

Posted on September 5, 2012 by Fighter Country

8/31/2012 – LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Enlisted men and women at Luke Air Force Base have a new ambassador.

Chief Master Sgt. Dave Staton, the 56th Fighter Wing’s new command chief, arrived July 31 with clear expectations of Luke Airmen.

“I expect everybody at every level to be a leader,” he said. “I have some pretty big expectations for NCOs and senior NCOs, specifically,” the chief said. “We’re going through a real rough time right now and we can do better across the Air Force.”

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Luke AFB Airman and Family Readiness Center hosts job fair

Posted on April 5, 2012 by Fighter Country

The Luke Air Force Base Airman and Family Readiness Center will host its Annual Job Fair 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 1 at Club 56 on Luke Air Force Base. The event is open to all Luke AFB personnel, their families and other personnel with a military or DoD Civilian ID card for base access. The center won’t promise you that you will find the perfect job, but they will promise you the opportunity to find a job. An average of 70 employers can be expected to attend the job fair. A complete listing of the employers who will…

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Paying tribute to Tuskegee Airmen with Arizona ties

Posted on April 2, 2012 by Fighter Country

It was a warm January afternoon, when more than 1,000 people gathered at the CAF Arizona Wing Aviation Museum at Falcon Field in Mesa. They were there to pay tribute to 13 (eight still survive) Tuskegee Airmen with Arizona ties. Among those paying homage to the airmen who produced an “unprecedented” record of performance in World War II was Col. Dick Toliver, USAF, Ret. His address was lengthy, but it is important to note the passages that resonated with the crowd in that huge airplane hangar. Toliver began with a greeting to crowd, then said, “It is an esteemed honor…

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Luke Air Force Base’s own Capt. Nicholas Holmes will fly as Thunderbird No. 4.

Posted on June 23, 2010 by Fighter Country

The Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, commonly known as the Thunderbirds, have announced incoming officer selections for the 2011 demonstration season. “Each person and position is carefully selected based on the individual’s record of performance, capabilities in their particular field and a demonstrated commitment to excellence that matches the Airmen we represent every day,” said Lt. Col. Case Cunningham, the squadron commander/leader and Thunderbird No. 1, in an Air Force news release. Pilots selected for the team who currently fly a different airframe will undergo several months of F-16 familiarization training before they begin practicing the aerial demonstrations with the…

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