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 […]

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, […]

Contact Madison alders: Common Council to discuss resolution opposing F-35 jets

NOTE: REGISTER FOR the resolution here (Item 77):  https://www.cityofmadison.com/clerk/meeting-schedule/virtual-meetings/register?meeting-id=43391 You can optionally register to speak. If you include your email they will send you a link to attend. Common Council Meeting, Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 6:30 pm Please send an email before Tuesday evening to allalders@cityofmadison.com telling them to support the resolution. Be sure to […]

Parade to Oppose F-35’s : The Clarion, Voice of Madison College Students

The Clarion  |  25 March 2020 Anica Graney, Managing Editor     “On Feb. 29, a large group of Madison community members spent their leap day gathered outside the Madison College Truax campus to protest the incoming F-35 fighter jets the Air Force wants to station at the Dane County Regional Airport.  Posted by Leslie […]

Tom Boswell: County Resolution on F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Jets

I’m aware that the Badger Air Community Council has been flooding your [County Supervisors] email box with letters in support of the Joint Strike Fighter Force F-35s at Truax Field. In concert with the Chamber of Commerce and editors of the Wisconsin State Journal, they are accusing the opponents of this project of spreading misinformation. I […]

Steve Books: County Resolution RES-548 Opposing F-35 Jets

Thanks to the sponsors of this resolution, 2019 RES-548, and to Supervisor Heidi Wegleitner for introducing this resolution.   I’m urging support, passage, and commitment of this resolution for many reasons. There are many problems with many issues including pollution at Truax Field as stated in the resolution, such as PFAS “forever chemical,” and it […]