The Military and Veterans Affairs Committee serves to honor active and retired military and maintain the Chamber’s partnership with Luke Air Force base. The Peoria Chamber values service in all branches of the military and recognizes the importance of providing opportunities to spotlight programs and services that benefit the Peoria and West Valley communities.
Annual, the committee raises $2000 to support the Junior ROTC programs at both Peoria High School and Cactus High School–the only schools in Peoria with the JROTC programs. Credit Union West generously matches the funds which allows the Peoria Chamber and Credit Union West to award two (2) $2000 scholarships to one student from each program. Committee members from the Chair work closely with the program instructors to interview the students.
The Committee also supports the Wing Orientation program through local resources. Members of the Chamber are eligible to provide flyers, brochures and other informational collateral that is personally given to each person during the orientation program at Luke AFB.
Chair: Lucas Atwood,