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Our Partnership with Luke Air Force Base
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Luke Forward Campaign Played Key Role in Bringing New F-35 Mission to Luke Air Force Base
After spending nearly three years building regional and statewide community support for the new F-35 mission at Luke Air Force Base, Luke Forward officials are thrilled with today’s announcement from the Department of Defense that the Glendale base will serve as the Air Force’s new F-35 training center. Read more | Video

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Air Force Selects Luke Air Force Base as Preferred Location
for F-35 Pilot Training Center

Arizona’s local and state government officials, as well as the Arizona congressional delegation, are delighted with today’s decision that the Air Force has selected Luke Air Force Base as the preferred location for the new F-35 Pilot Training Center. Read more (pdf)
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Glendale, AZ - Glendale 11 - Click here to register and continue to show your support for Luke Air Force Base and the new F-35 training mission.

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Luke Forward Luke Air Force Base - Luke Forward Campaign Video
Luke Air Force Base is a finalist to become a key training site for the U.S. Air Forces F-35 Lightning II. Currently, Luke is the Air Forces only active duty F-16 training base in the world. The City of Glendale is a proud supporter and partner of Luke! Click here to watch video on You Tube.
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Glendale, AZ - Luke Air Force Base Glendale remains at the forefront of efforts to enhance awareness of the critical importance of Luke AFB’s mission to our national security.
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to download a PDF to learn what has been done to protect the mission of Luke Air Force Base.
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Glendale, AZ - Luke Air Force Base Glendale – together with the base, local communities, the State of Arizona and our Congressional delegation – has instituted innovative measures that are helpful to Luke conducting its F-16 mission.
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to download a PDF to check out the summary of statewide legislation that provides guidance to ensure responsible land-use planning.
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Glendale, AZ - Luke Air Force Base One of the largest and frequently overlooked industries in Arizona is the military industry.  The presence of military personnel and their supporting activities pre-date statehood, but is frequently ignored in economic development discussions.  Click on the following links to review PDFs of the Economic Impact of Arizona’s Principal Military Operations.
Executive Summary (2008)
| Full Report (2008)
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Glendale, AZ - Luke Air Force Base Development of incompatible land uses in the vicinity of Arizona’s military facilities constrains their ability to perform current and future missions.  These incompatible uses expose people to safety and noise effects ranging from nuisance to physical harm.  Click here to browse the Western Maricopa County / Luke Air Force Base Regional Compatibility Plan.
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Glendale, AZ - Luke Air Force Base The State of Arizona has emerged as a national leader in its protection of military facilities from encroachment.  These statues are a reflection of the tremendous commitment Arizona and Glendale leaders have to protecting all of our military installations.
bullet Arizona Revised Statutes Relating to Military Airports (July 2003)
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Glendale, AZ - Luke Air Force Base

Through cooperation with the city of Glendale and other West Valley cities Luke has gone from having a reputation for encroachment problems to being a model of compatibility in land use decisions.
Rusty Mitchell, Director of Luke AFB Community Initiatives Team

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Glendale, AZ - Luke Air Force Base The 56th Fighter Wing Community Initiatives Team (CIT) was established to address the issue of urban encroachment surrounding Luke Air Force Base, and in areas across the state that are vital to its continuing mission. The CIT’s involvement with local municipalities has immensely improved the ability of surrounding communities to make land use and zoning decisions that are compatible with Luke Air Force Base’s mission and ultimately the base’s survival while at the same time improving the quality of life and ensuring the safety of area residents. CLICK HERE for more information about CIT.
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