Dear Luke Air Force Base Champion:
Thank you for registering your support to bring the F-35 mission to Luke Air Force Base at www.LukeForward.com. We apologize for the late notice, but if you have a chance please join us tomorrow at the Capital as we kickoff the Luke Forward Campaign with Governor Jan Brewer in support of Luke Air Force Base and the F-35. We want this event to be standing room only and your participation will really help!
See you there and THANK YOU!
MEDIA ADVISORY ** MEDIA ADVISORY ** MEDIA ADVISORY
PRESS CONFERENCE SCHEDULED FOR ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING FUTURE OF LUKE AIR FORCE BASE
WHO: Governor Jan Brewer, Glendale Mayor Elaine Scruggs, Fighter Country Partnership Chairman Charley Freericks and other government and business leaders will converge at the State Capital to make a special announcement regarding the future of Luke Air Force Base. There will also be statements from U.S. Senator John McCain and Congressman Trent Franks.
WHAT: Since 1941, Luke AFB's mission has been to serve as a training base for America's fighter pilots and its allies. During this time, Luke has graduated more than 56,000 fighter pilots. Luke is the only active-duty F-16 training wing for the Air Force. All F-16 combat pilots and maintainers currently in Afghanistan and Iraq were trained at Luke.
WHERE: Second Floor Conference Rm., State Capital/Executive Office
1700 W. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85007
WHEN: 10 A.M., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2009
WHY: Each of the state's military installations is critical to the nation's military preparedness and national security, as well as to Arizona's economy. In fact, the military industry represents one the state's largest industries. Luke AFB in Glendale is the largest military base in Arizona in terms of the number of personnel it employs and the economic impact it generates for the state. Luke alone contributes more than $2.1 billion annual to Arizona's economy.