El Mirage


West Valley cities near Luke make sacrifices to ensure freedom for all Americans

Posted on January 27, 2010 by Fighter Country

Much has been written about the city of El Mirage since city leaders traveled to Washington D.C. in March to petition the federal government for $400 million, claiming economic harm due to its proximity to Luke Air Force Base. Officials from other West Valley cities were surprised after learning about El Mirage’s monetary request to the federal government since communities around the base have historically worked closely together for decades to protect and preserve the training mission of Luke. The region has enjoyed a positive relationship with the Air Force’s largest F-16 training base since the facility opened as Luke…

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El Mirage Residents Support F-35, Future missions at Luke Air Force Base

Posted on January 27, 2010 by Fighter Country

The impression is that many El Mirage residents are opposed to Luke being considered for the follow-on mission of the F-35. Nothing could be further from the truth!

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Fighter Country Partnership CEO boosts F-35 mission during SCHOA meeting

Posted on January 22, 2010 by Fighter Country

Jeff Dempsey DAILY NEWS-SUN The war of words continued between Luke Air Force Base supporters and the city of El Mirage Wednesday, this time at the Sun City Home Owners Association annual meeting at Fairway Recreation Center. Though District 9 Rep. Debbie Lesko also was a guest speaker, the star of the show was Steve Yamamori. Yamamori, executive director and CEO of Fighter Country Partnership, extolled the virtues of the F-35 mission while also leveling criticism at El Mirage officials, who remain skeptical about the noise levels the new jets could bring. “I met with them right at the beginning,…

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