U.S. military jet crashes into aircraft carrier, injuring several people

Jan 25, 2022, CBS News: Seven military personnel were injured when a U.S. Navy jet had a “landing mishap” on the USS Carl Vinson in the South China Sea. The pilot was able to eject. CBS News’ Anne-Marie Green has more. Jan 24, 2022, Today News Post A U.S. Navy fighter jet attempting to land […]

First Friday Film Feb 4: What’s All the Noise About?

Two short documentaries: Jetline: Voices from the Flight Path When the Jets Fly: New Warplanes Turn US Towns Into Sonic Hellscapes Residents of Whidbey Island on the west coast and Burlington, Vermont on the east coast are being traumatized by US fighter jets. Madison could be next. Learn what people are doing to resist the […]

Facing ‘substantial’ cleanup costs, Dane County looks to sue PFAS makers

Chris Hubbuch | Wisconsin State Journal Jan 21, 2022 Read online Facing mounting pressure to clean up toxic waste at the Dane County Regional Airport, the county is planning to sue the makers of so-called “forever chemicals.” County Executive Joe Parisi announced Thursday that he would introduce a resolution authorizing the county to hire outside […]

The Cost of War & Militarism for the Climate Crisis – Veterans for Peace Feb. 7

On Monday, February 7 at 7 pm, James Janko of Veterans for Peace will speak about militarism and the climate crisis, including the negative effects of the F-35s on the climate. Register for the zoom link to the meeting here. This public event is hosted by 350 Madison and cosponsored by the Madison Monthly Meeting of […]

Lockheed Martin in top 10 donors to ‘Sedition Caucus’ members

Accountable, January 2022 | Full article A year ago, violent rioters attacked the U.S. Capitol, armed with Trump’s Big Lie and bolstered by a cabal of extreme-right Congress members who refused to certify the results of the 2020 presidential election. Insurrectionists stormed the halls, breaking into the Senate Chamber and the House Speaker’s private office. Capitol […]

Protest held in opposition to F-35s at Truax Field

Channel 3000 | Posted: January 13, 2022 MADISON, Wis. — Local activists gathered at the Dane County Regional Airport on Thursday to protest the transition to new F-35 jets at the airport. Demonstrators said they want local officials to stop the construction of new facilities to handle the planes at Truax Field and instead clean […]

With PFAS cleanup years in the future, National Guard says its moving ‘quickly’ on Truax investigation

January 12, 2022, Chris Hubbuch | Wisconsin State Journal Read online The National Guard says it is moving at a “really quick pace” to investigate toxic pollution at Truax Field, though it could take more than a decade to begin actual cleanup. Testing of groundwater under the base has revealed fluorinated compounds known as PFAS […]

Recording of Jan 11 Open House on PFAS Investigation – comment until Feb 14

The meeting has been recorded and can be accessed tomorrow morning on the WNG PFAS site: https://ng.wi.gov/pfas along with an email for comments. Comment period is 30 days, up to 2/14/22. Comments may be emailed to william.myer.2@us.af.mil. January 11 at 6:00 pm, MATC’s Mitby Theatre: Open house on PFAS investigation. Officials with the National Guard and […]

Federal court order effectively revokes legitimacy of 115-decibel F-35 training in cities

James Marc Leas, January 8, 2022 | Cancel the F-35 Read online NOTE from Safe Skies Clean Water WI: This article focuses on Vermont, but of course the same issues are relevant here in Wisconsin. The court ruled that governors have command authority over National Guard training and must conform the Guard training to US […]

Judge tosses lawsuit from F-35 opponents, says National Guard environmental review OK

Chris Hubbuch | Wisconsin State Journal January 5, 2022 A federal judge has dismissed one of two lawsuits filed by a group opposed to basing F-35 fighter jets in Madison. Safe Skies Clean Water sued the National Guard Bureau in December, claiming it failed to study and account for the effects of 27 construction projects […]