Sinema Tours Luke Air Force Base and Receives Briefing from Base Commander

Oct 10, 2019

GLENDALE – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema visited Luke Air Force Base where she met with Brigadier General Todd Canterbury, Commander of the 56th Fighter Wing. They toured the base and discussed how to improve the health and welfare of the Airmen stationed at Luke.

“Luke Air Force Base plays a critical role in keeping American families safe and secure, and I’m committed to protecting resources for the Airmen at Luke and for servicemembers across Arizona,” said Sinema.

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.

Earlier this year, Brigadier General Todd Canterbury joined Sinema as her guest at the Congressional address by the Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg.