James “Rusty” Mitchell is the Director, Community Initiatives Team, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. As the liaison between the base and surrounding communities, he coordinates dialogue and interaction to facilitate compatible growth in areas that impact Luke Air Force Base. He engages with eleven municipalities, Maricopa County, and the State of Arizona to advance the ability of the base to coexist with its neighbors.
Mr. Mitchell served 22 years in the Air Force flying fighters from Europe to the Far East, retiring in October 1998. His career culminated as the 21st Fighter Squadron Commander at Luke AFB, where he was intimately involved in all areas of flight operations and issues involving the mission of the base. This, coupled with being a Valley resident for more than 25 years, makes him uniquely qualified to address issues surrounding the base and the community in regard to growth, development and compatible coexistence.
This is an opportunity to learn more about what is happening Luke Air Force Base. Welcome Mr. Mitchell and other Luke representatives. Luke Air Force Base Brief
Mark your calendar for January 18, at the Fairway Center. The event will begin at 10:00 a.m.