DNR : National Guard not complying with laws

Wisconsin State Journal  |  2 April 2020  |  Chris Hubbuch   original article  F-35 opponents challenge environmental review; DNR says National Guard not complying with pollution laws “Attorneys for a group opposed to basing F-35 fighter jets at Truax Field say the Air Force’s review of environmental impacts is deficient and are calling for additional […]

Pentagon and Lockheed in Fight Over Failure

Janes’s  |  29 March 2020  |  Pat Host The Pentagon wants data on failures of the F-35. Lockheed wants the taxpayer to pay them for it. How greedy can you be? Or maybe this might clue more people in to what a hunk of junk this jet is. Original Article  “The Pentagon wants a specific […]

Miskimen: Oppose F-35’s that are ineffective, dangerous, too expensive and they pollute

Dear Alders: I have contacted my alder Patrick Heck and others about opposing the F-35 plans at Truax. Especially in this time of Covid-19, we appreciate the vital work of the Air National Guard and the 115th Fighter Wing. It’d be preferable to so many of us, that these resources be put towards missions that […]

Release: Safe Skies Sends Petition to Air Force

Contact: Steven Klafka, (608) 255-5030  This past Thursday, Safe Skies Clean Water Wisconsin sent Barbara Barrett, Secretary of the Air Force, and Wisconsin government officials a petition signed by more than 2,000 residents opposed to the beddown of F-35 fighter jets at Truax Field in Madison. “In light of the coronavirus pandemic, we think it […]

Boswell: These Jets Will Harm the People & the Pollution Needs to Be Cleaned Up

Dear Madison Alders, Please vote in favor of the Common Council resolution being consider this evening: “Responding to the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Air National Guard F-35A Operational Beddown.” You have all heard the obvious reasons to support this resolution, enumerated in its third paragraph: the impact the F-35 project will have in […]

Mayor Rhodes-Conway’s Position on F-35, Commentary from Janet Parker

Early March seems like such a long time ago. Way back then, I started writing an editorial to commend Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway for her stand against siting the F-35 fighter jets at Truax Field here in Madison. Mayor Satya’s statement on the environmental impacts of the jets got very little attention. It came out just […]

Support the People by Opposing Polluting War Machines

Dear Madison Alders Thank you so much for considering the Common Council resolution opposing the stationing of F-35 fighter jets at Truax.  Please, please, vote in favor of this resolution. I live on the north side of Madison, and I love this part of town.  I moved here twenty years ago from the west coast, […]

COVID: Money for Human Need Not War Machine & Greed

To the Mayor and Common Council members, First of all thanks to everyone who has made this virtual meeting possible especially the techies who are improvising all this. Thanks also for taking up this important issue again. Time as you know is of the essence the Air Force is scheduled to make a final decision […]

Former Alder Shares Concern with Racial Disparities, Urges Opposition to F-35s

I hope that this note finds you all well and safe during these uncertain times. I am writing you today about the F-35 resolution that the Madison Common Council will take up tonight. When I was on the Council, I remember many issues that came up that other alders (or some in the community) saw […]

Communities hope to sway Air Force decision on F-35’s

Northside News  | 30 March 2020  |   Oona Mackesey-Green   The air was brisk but the sun was out, and the crowd was filled with families parading to the festive sounds of the Forward! Marching Band. The “Parade to the Gates of Truax” led by Safe Skies Clean Water Wisconsin took place in late February. […]