Wisconsin Directs Military to Comply with State Groundwater Regulations

[NOTE: This could be a precedent for what happens at Truax…stay tuned] CSWAB UPDATE The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) has issued a formal letter to the U.S. Army cautioning the military that it must fully comply with state environmental regulations in pending cleanup decisions at the former Badger Army Ammunition Plant (Badger) located in rural […]

Starve out the F-35s!

The “final” decision isn’t final yet. We are working several avenues to prevent the F-35 joint strike fighter jets from coming to Madison. Here’s a great opportunity. Thank Mark Pocan if he is your representative. Read the Washington Post article: Citing financial cost of pandemic, House liberals demand cut in military spending Representatives Barbara Lee […]

Citing financial cost of pandemic, House liberals demand cut in military spending

Washington Post   By  Mike DeBonis                                     May 19, 2020 at 9:01 a.m. CDT (You can read it online at the Stars & Stripes site if you don’t have a Washington Post subscription.) “Right now, people really desperately need money in their district, and we don’t get calls asking us to build more F-35s,” he said. “We’re […]

Wisconsin’s Fight Against the F-35s

The Progressive Activists continue to push back against the Air Force’s decision to locate fighter planes in Madison. by Alice Herman, April 24, 2020 On April 15, the U.S. Air Force announced that it had chosen Madison, Wisconsin, to host a squadron of new F-35 fighter jets at the Truax Field Air National Guard base, on the […]

Pass County Board Resolution 548 OPPOSING F-35s

We are still working to get the Dane County Board of Supervisors to pass a resolution against the basing of F-35s at Truax Field. In the election on April 7th, eleven new people were elected to the County Board. Some of our supporters did not run for re-election so we need most of the new […]

Tom Boswell: Fighter jets are useless against pandemics, natural disasters

The Cap Times Apr 18, 2020 Read online For well over a year now, the local Air National Guard unit, in tandem with the Chamber of Commerce and Sen. Tammy Baldwin, has been spreading a false narrative about the future of Truax Field. The message is that if they fail to get their fancy new […]

Rolling protest of F-35s coming to Madison ‘amplifies voices’ around State Capitol

Wisconsin State Journal, April 18, 2020 – Howard Hardee Read the article online A cacophony of cars’ horns filled the air around the state Capitol on Saturday afternoon as a caravan of protesters registered their dissatisfaction with last week’s decision to base a squadron of F-35 fighter jets in Madison. It was the latest protest […]

Get the F-35 Out: 2 short videos about Burlington’s opposition – April 18

Get the F-35 Out, Parts 1 and 2 April 18, 7:00 pm Eastern Time, 6:00 pm Central Time Two short 5 min films by University of Vermont student filmmaker Ruby Bates about the movement to end the basing of the F-35 in Vermont. Since 2013, Vermont residents have protested the F-35 basing at their municipal […]

Saturday April 18 at noon: No F-35s car caravan

Join us this Saturday at noon for a car caravan from Truax to the State Capitol!​ Display your No F-35 signs Decorate your cars Honk your horns, put on your flashers We will leave from Truax at noon (you can wait in the Madison College parking lot) Drive up Wright Street and along East Washington […]

Madison City Council takes stand against F-35 fighter jets

Emily Hamer | Wisconsin State Journal, April 1, 2020 Read article online Despite not being able to hear from many residents who wanted to speak, the Madison City Council on Wednesday took a clear stand against placing F-35 jets at Madison’s Truax Field. During its first-ever virtual meeting — that stretched from Tuesday at 6:30 […]