Response to State Journal Propaganda – It’s Not a Done Deal

All, Typical propaganda spread by the willfully ignorant not only in Madison, but in Michigan, too. The F-35s will be loud when they take off and land. But so are commercial aircraft. And commercial planes account for the vast majority of flights in and out of the airport. A single F-35 is roughly 4 times […]

Allen Ruff speaks with Pat Elder on “Forever Chemicals,” PFAS and the Military (Tues, Noon, 2/27: “A Public Affair,” WORT, 89.9fm)

Listen Live – WORT 89,9 FM Community Radio Madison       This week on “A Public Affair”  Thursday, February 27 with host Allen Ruff, the guest. Pat Elder comes to us from Maryland.  Elder is an expert in a number of areas including PFAS chemicals and the US military, military recruiting and students. Elder’s […]

Statement in Opposition to F-35 Jets: United Faculty Academic Staff (AFT 223 Union) at UW Madison

United Faculty Academic Staff (AFT #223) Resolution opposing the F-35 fighter planes Members of United Faculty Academic Staff (AFT #223) passed this resolution on January 27, 2020 in strong opposition to the F-35 fighter planes and the stationing of these planes at Truax Field in Madison, WI. We are faculty and academic staff from departments […]

Is it Business or Is It Government: Lockheed Conflicts

On February 10, General Joseph Dunford will join the Lockheed Board of Directors. Gen. Dunford was Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 2015 to 2019 according to Reuters news agency. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is the nation’s highest-ranking military officer and the principal military advisor to the president, the […]

VIDEO: Defense Analyst, Military Jet Expert Pierre Sprey on F-35’s – January 17

Pierre Sprey spoke in Madison on January 17 explaining many of the issues with the F-35, a program that he feels should be cancelled. F-35s blow up if they get hit by lightning? They can’t fly if the sun is out and the jet fuel gets too hot? They won’t be a defense for the […]

Foes urge Dane County to oppose F-35s, which look increasingly likely; county says it is powerless

The Capital Times  |  24 Jan 2020  |  Steven Elbow   “Several activists on Thursday urged a Dane County committee to “get the ball rolling” to oppose bringing F-35 fighter jets to the Air National Guard base at Truax Field before the possible start of construction this spring, but county officials say there’s little they […]

Richard Tillema: Legislators should openly debate F-35s

The Capital Times  |  15 Jan 2020  |  Richard Tillema   “Dear Editor: The time for vigorous debate about national security has come to Madison. Here, politicians want to locate F-35s. F-35s’ purpose is to destroy others’ defenses and clear the way for larger, less mobile bombers, thus preventing the kind of disaster that befell […]

Honor King by opposing F-35 jets — Steven Klafka

Wisconsin State Journal  | 13 Jan 2020  |  Steve Klafka   “For the upcoming celebration of Martin Luther King Day, people will recall his mandate to love and serve all people and stand up for justice. They’ll remember how he decried the “giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism and militarism.” Locally, we can put his […]

Sign the NEW Petition! 2020

Please sign this petition (text below) even if you have already signed another petition. We are pulling together everyone who is opposed to show the strength of our opposition.  Thank you! We can influence the outcome of this proposal, and we need to speak up. More information below. To: Barbara Barrett, Secretary of the Air […]

Tim White: F-35 consequences reach beyond Madison

The Cap Times  |  20 Dec 2019  |  Tim White   Dear Editor: It would be unwise for those outside of the Madison city limits to ignore the proposed presence of an F-35 Fighter Wing at Truax Field. The planes in question pose many health and safety concerns. Believing that the consequences of those hazards […]