GLENDALE – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema hosted a roundtable with leaders from Luke Air Force Base and members of the Fighter Country Partnership to discuss the base’s challenges, opportunities for growth, and Sinema’s continued support for Arizona’s military installations.
“Hearing directly from the leadership at Luke Air Force Base and members of the Fighter Country Partnership provides me valuable insight into the base’s needs. I’m taking today’s ideas back to the Senate and will continue supporting Luke’s mission to keep Arizonans safe and secure,” said Sinema.
Fighter Country Partnership is the non-governmental liaison in support of Luke Air Force Base’s mission, Airmen, and their families. Sinema’s roundtable with Fighter Country followed her tour of Luke Air Force Base.
This year, Sinema secured $5.3 billion for 60 F-35 aircraft at Luke Air Force Base in the annual defense budget, a $1 billion increase from the Administration’s request. Sinema also ensured that this year’s defense appropriations bill prioritizes funding for replacing the end-of-runway turnaround at the Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field. Sinema is committed to protecting military resources by opposing cuts to military funds approved by Congress.