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Wilson Applauds Decision: Bring F-35 to Luke Air Force Base

Chairman Max Wilson Applauds Decision to Bring F-35 Fighter Jet to Luke Air Force Base and Maricopa County

Today, the Air Force announced that Luke Air Force Base will be the permanent training home for the F-35 fighter jet.

Maricopa County Board Chairman and longtime supporter of Luke Air Force Base, Max Wilson was thrilled by the announcement. Chairman Wilson stated that, "I am delighted that the Luke Air Force Base will be the training home of the F-35 fighter jet. This is wonderful news for the West Valley and for Arizona."

While the F-35 fighter jet will enhance the local economy, it has also found a perfect training home in Luke Air Force Base.

Chairman Wilson stated, "I would like to thank all of our partners whose incredible efforts to bring the F-35 to Luke have been rewarded. I want to thank Governor Brewer, our Congressional Delegation, the Fighter Country Partnership, and the many mayors and leaders of the West Valley for their tireless efforts to make Arizona the home of the F-35. Working together, we made a tremendous difference, and I am grateful for the partnerships we have created and maintained to accomplish our goal. Congratulations to Luke Air Force Base and Maricopa County!"


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