Truax Air Field & F-35’s
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
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 >>
You can also submit comments via the Air National Guard’s official public comment channels.
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:
Wisconsin State Journal: “Marginalized communities would be most impacted by jets at Truax Field.” View article here >>
F35 as Part of Nuclear First Strike Force
“The F-35 and nuclear capability”. by Lt. Colonel Rosanne Greco. View commentary here >>
F35 and Noise Pollution
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.
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
“Problems have plagued the F-35 for many years” by Jasper Craven. View article here >>
Cost of F35 to Madison
The $1.5 trillion F-35 project will Dane County taxpayers $23.83 million each year! Source and interactive data >>