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

IMMEDIATE ACTION!

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

Submit comments via the Air National Guard’s official public comment channels or email “usaf.jbanafw.ngb-a4.mbx.a4a-nepa-comments@mail.mil” by November 1!

View this helpful document about how to construct a comment (Credit Safe Skies Clean Water).

IMPORTANT DOCUMENTs

  1. PSR Wisconsin has developed a draft handout with references on the Health and Safety Concerns Regarding F-35 Fighter Jets in Madison, Wisconsin. Download it here >>

  2. Please see the City of Madison staff’s analysis of the draft United States Air Force F-35A Operational Beddown National Guard Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) pertaining to the 115 Fighter Wing at Truax Field. Staff in the Planning Division, Community Development Division, Housing Authority, Engineering Division and Public Health of Madison and Dane County contributed to this report. View it here >>


NEWS

  • Dr. Beth Neary is quoted in this article about the health effects of noise. View here >>

  • 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 F-35’s:

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.

National Sources of Information of F-35’s and EIS Statements

  • Vermont’s 2013 Fact Sheet on Basing F-35 at Burlington Vermont Air Guard Station. View here >>

F35 as Part of Nuclear First Strike Force

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