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Kirk McClure named to Luke AFB Honorary Commander program

Kirk McClure being named an honorary member of the Luke Air Force Base commander program with Lt. Col Matt Warner, Commander of the 310th Fighter Squadron.

Kirk McClure, Director of Business Development for McCarthy Building Companies, was recently named to the Luke Air Force Base Honorary Commander program. The Honorary Commander program at Luke Air Force Base allows members of the community to understand the importance of Luke, the Air Force and Department of Defense military mission. It represents a two-year commitment. Additionally,… Read More →

Air Force nurses complete inaugural trauma fellowship

Brigadier General Scott L. Pleus, Commander, 56th Fighter Wing Air Education and Training Command at Luke Air Force Base was keynote speaker at the graduation for the inaugural class of Scottsdale Healthcare’s U.S. Air Force Critical Care and Emergency Trauma Nursing Fellowship.

Three Air Force nurses became the first graduating class of the Scottsdale Healthcare-U.S. Air Force Critical Care & Emergency Trauma Nursing Fellowship at Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center on Aug. 7. The 12-month program includes five weeks of in-depth classroom education followed by hands-on learning with preceptors in the specialty care units and Level I… Read More →

Luke AFB Leases Land to APS for Solar Plant

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Luke Air Force Base and the state’s largest electric utility provider, Arizona Public Service, have partnered on a new solar power plant to be built on 100 acres of land located on the Base. Construction of the 10-megawatt facility – part of the APS AZ Sun Program – is expected to begin in the fourth… Read More →

Meet the leaders in Valley Partnership

by in AZRE Magazine | Newsmakers

Much of the Valley’s growth would not be possible without the partnerships and advocacy supported by nonprofit Valley Partnership. Chris Anaradian Development Services Director, Town of Queen Creek It’s Queen Creek’s time in the sun, boasts the town’s Development Services Director Chris Anaradian. Permit activity is “out of sight” and he cites his Valley Partnership… Read More →

Goodyear Mayor co-chairs Luke AFB West Valley Council

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The city of Goodyear remains front and center when it comes to being poised and prepared for the arrival of the F-35 Lightning II Fighter Jet pilot training program at Luke Air Force Base in early 2014. But right now, members of the Luke West Valley Council – the regional group promoting the success of… Read More →

Military RN program dedicated at Scottsdale Healthcare


The U.S. Air Force Critical Care & Emergency Trauma Nursing Fellowship at Scottsdale Healthcare was dedicated Oct. 31 during a ribbon cutting ceremony featuring Maj. Gen. Dorothy A. Hogg, Assistant Air Force Surgeon General for Medical Force Development and Chief of the USAF Nurse Corps. Based in the Military Training Center at Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn… Read More →

First F-35 Bound for Luke in Final Phase of Production


The 100th Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II, the first aircraft destined for Luke Air Force Base in Glendale, has entered the last stage of final assembly. This conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL) aircraft, known as AF-41, is scheduled to arrive at the base next year. During final assembly, the aircraft structure is completed, and electrical… Read More →

Goodyear backs additional F-35 squadron at Luke

by in Business News | Economy | Tech

Goodyear Mayor Georgia Lord was among a number of state-wide officials during the Department of Defense’s announcement of three additional squadrons to the Air Force’s F-35A Lightning II fighter jet program at Luke Air Force Base. Since the DOD’s initial announcement that Luke AFB will be the training center for the F-35s, cities and community… Read More →

GPEC analyzes impact of potential defense cuts

by in Economy | Featured | Tech

The Greater Phoenix Economic Council today released findings and recommendations from its Aerospace and Defense Market Intelligence Program, a two-phase initiative that took an in-depth look at the region’s aerospace and defense companies to determine their strengths, weaknesses and readiness for the sequestration, federally-mandated automatic spending cuts scheduled to take place on March 1 unless… Read More →

WESTMARC presenting special award to Luke Forward group

by in Business News | Economy | Events

While WESTMARC is celebrating its 20th anniversary with the annual Best of the West Awards ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Renaissance Glendale Hotel, a special honor will also be a part of the festivities – recognizing the region’s successful efforts to land the new F-35 training center at Luke Air Force Base, the… Read More →

2012 Valley Partnership Roundtable

2012 Valley Partnership Roundtable
by in AZRE Magazine

The 2012 Valley Partnership Roundtable discusses the need to engage and monitor federal issues impacting the development community, which is greater than ever.  Every real estate development company actively manages issues such as water quality, dust control and industry taxation/regulation at the city and state level. However, we must be more vigilant in watching the… Read More →

Centennial Series: Arizona Military Milestones

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Tech

Centennial Series: Arizona Military Milestones The military has played an enormous role in shaping the first 100 years of Arizona’s history. Here are some of the Arizona military personalities, places and things that have left their mark on the state’s history: Lori Piestewa (1979-2003) Piestewa was the first Native American woman to die in combat… Read More →

CEO Lecture Series: Brig. Gen. Jerry D. Harris Jr.

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Arizona Business Magazine in conjunction with Grand Canyon University would like to invite you to the CEO Lecture Series featuring some of the Valley’s most successful CEOs. Learn more about their leadership techniques and the best practices that took them to the top of their industry! Presented By: Our next installment of the CEO Lecture… Read More →

Brig. Gen. Jerry D. Harris Jr., Luke Air Force Base

Brigadier General Jerry D. Harris Jr., Commander, 56th Fighter Wing of Luke Air Force Base, Phoenix, Ariz. - AZ Business Magazine September/October 2011

Brigadier General Jerry D. Harris Jr. discusses how his position is equivalent to that of a CEO, the importance of Luke Air Force Base, the importance of servant leadership, and more. Brigadier General Jerry D. Harris Jr. Title: Commander, 56TH Fighter Wing Company: Luke Air Force Base Why is your position equivalent to that of… Read More →