Front Page Podcast: The controversy behind the push to land F-35s at Madison’s Truax Field

Elizabeth Beyer | Wisconsin State Journal


For more than a decade, the U.S. Air Force has eyed Madison’s Truax Field as a potential home for its F-35 fighter jet. The plan would add jobs and bolster Truax, the home of the Wisconsin Air National Guard’s 115th Fighter Wing.

But many residents and some members of the Legislature have voiced opposition, citing higher noise levels created by the $90 million jets and potential environmental impacts.