Truax Air Field & F-35’s


Credit: U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class D. Keith Simmons

Credit: U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class D. Keith Simmons

IMPORTANT ACTION!

ATTEND THE PRESS CONFERENCE!

Residents, activists, and experts from around Dane County will speak out against the F-35

September 12th at 5:30 p.m.

North-facing center steps in front of Alliant Energy Exhibition Hall (south of parking lot at Rimrock and John Nolen). 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison, WI 53713

IMPORTANT ACTION!

The Air National Guard has scheduled a public open house on September 12, from 5-8pm at the Alliant Energy Center, and comments can be made in person there. More information here >>

The Executive Summary of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is here, the full report can be accessed here.

You can also submit comments via the Air National Guard’s official public comment channels.


NEWS

  • More than 1,000 homes near Truax Field could be “incompatible for residential use” because of heightened noise levels if a new fighter jet program is placed there, according to an Environmental Impact Statement draft report compiled by the U.S. Air Force and National Guard Bureau. View the article here >>

  • Opposition To F-35 Fighter Jets In Madison (August 22, 2019). View radio interview and article >>

  • City, Air Force to host public meetings on impact of F-35 jets (September 10, 2019). View article >>

Web Resources and Other Useful Documents

Local Sources of Information on F35’s:

F35 as Part of Nuclear First Strike Force

Changes in DNL results in an additional 1,320 acres within the 65 dB [black line] noise contour where compatible land use recommendations are triggered. As a result, the number of households located within the 65 dB DNL contour would increase by 1,019 and the number of people exposed would increase by 2,215. One hundred thirty-two of the households and 292 persons would be located in the [red line] 70-75DNL contour where housing. Map courtesy of Safe Skies Clean Water Wisconsin.

Changes in DNL results in an additional 1,320 acres within the 65 dB [black line] noise contour where compatible land use recommendations are triggered. As a result, the number of households located within the 65 dB DNL contour would increase by 1,019 and the number of people exposed would increase by 2,215. One hundred thirty-two of the households and 292 persons would be located in the [red line] 70-75DNL contour where housing. Map courtesy of Safe Skies Clean Water Wisconsin.

F35 and Noise Pollution

  • The Executive Summary of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is here, the full report can be accessed here.

  • Map of decibel levels seen to the right (courtesy of Safe Skies Clean Water Wisocnsin)

F35 and Air Pollution

  • “Not Just Noise, F-35 Health Is In The Air” op-ed by Denise Seigart, PhD, MS, RN, Wharton Fellow.

    View here >>

F35 and Water Pollution

  • Tom Boswell points out that the Truax AFB has still not cleaned up PFAS chemicals on base that have contaminated city water and soil. View article here >>

Safety Issues with F35

Cost of F35 to Madison