WI Chapter of National Association of Social Workers takes a stand against F-35’s

The National Association of Social Workers, Wisconsin Chapter opposes bringing F-35 jets to the Air National Guard Truax Field. NASW WI is concerned that the greatly elevated sound levels of the F-35s would negatively impact thousands of low income and diverse residents. We are also concerned about the potential impact of this sound on day […]

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 […]

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 […]

City of Madison & Dane County Homeless Issues Committee Statement Opposing F-35’s

Dear Senator Baldwin,   As staff for the CCHIC opposition to F-35 at Truax I am sending a letter (attached) from committee co-chairs Linda Ketcham and Ulysses Williams, voicing the committee’s opposition to placing F-35 fighter jets at Truax Field.   Thank you.   Sarah Lim “The committee opposes the proposal that will likely result […]

Unknown fear: Madison residents are increasingly alarmed by PFAS levels in local waterways

Cap Times  |  11 Dec 2019  |  Steven Elbow Film on PFAS in theaters, started early December  Dark Waters Trailer Documentary on PFAS DuPont vs. the World: Chemical Giant Cover Up “Lance Green has been collecting water samples from Starkweather Creek for years. As a volunteer for the state Department of Natural Resources, he records observations […]

Truthout: Democrats Back Down From Battle With Defense Department Over PFAS

Truthout  |  Nov 14, 2019  |  Pat Elder   “Back in July, the House of Representatives included an amendment in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to force the Environmental Protection Agency to designate all per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) “as hazardous substances” under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, the Superfund law. […]