Change the Mission: We Don’t Need No Lockheed Killing Machines

One approach to prevent the F-35 fighter jets from coming to Truax Field is changing the mission of the 115th Fighter Wing to one of the other 44 missions available to Air National Guard units. Safe Skies has asked Governor Evers and  Adjutant General Knapp of the Wisconsin National Guard to evaluate a new mission […]

Pushing Billions in Arms Sales Is Not an ‘Accomplishment’

It matters to whom the weapons are flowing and how they will be used   William D. Hartung  December 19, 2020 Director, Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy   original article https://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2020/12/pushing-billions-arms-sales-not-accomplishment/170900/ “Earlier this month, the Pentagon and the State Department did their annual briefing on U.S. arms sales. The gist […]

8 O’Clock Buzz Interview: Environmental Review at Truax Field Done Improperly

Steve Klafkla appeared on Tony Castaneda’s Thursday 12/10 – 8:00 Buzz radio show on WORT 89.9fm  to discuss the Safe Skies Clean Water Wisconsin lawsuit. Safe Skies believes that the environmental review of construction to prepare Truax Field to host the new planes was done improperly. Safe Skies “…claims the National Guard Bureau violated federal […]

People who live here: Stop F-35s from destroying our neighborhood

This Air National Guard base is incompatible for residential use. It’s time we tell them to leave. All are welcome to sign on to our Eken letter here. Dear Editor: In April, our neighborhood learned that we face a bleak future — one that will disproportionately impact those of us who are people of color, […]

Tierney City Council Resolution #61587 To Fund Noise Abatement

by Harry Richardson and Barb Smith  of Safe Skies Clean Water Wisconsin As many residents will tell you, noise from both commercial and military aircraft at the county airport is a burden to those living on the east and north sides of Madison. The proposed deployment of a squadron of F-35 fighter jets will greatly […]

Fly Kites not Fighter Jets – Sat, Oct 3 (rain date Oct 10)

Kites not Fighter Jets Vuele Cometas, No Aviones de Combate  Any time! Kite fly across Madison and beyond. Reclaim our public spaces for peaceful enjoyment.   Enjoy your day, fly your kites. The wind speed is around 10 mph. Please fly ’em today. If you have an issue with flying today, we can also fly […]

New development is too close to airport — William Hutchison

Wisconsin State Journal  |  14 July 2020  | William Hutchison    “Jet engine noise from the airport on July 7 at about 9:45 p.m. was loud enough to rattle the windows and prevent conversation, much less sleep.   It was not “normal” air traffic noise and isn’t the first such occurrence. Disturbing as this is […]

Cap Times: F-35 Project is the Military-industrial Complex at its Worst

John Nichols  |  September 17, 2019 “Let’s review some headlines from the past several years regarding Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program, shall we?” Cap Times: F-35 Project is the Military-industrial Complex at its Worst   Wisconsin has a rich tradition of objecting to the absurd excesses of the military-industrial complex. It goes back […]

An Update on the F-35 Resistance – A Public Affair – Thursday w/ Allen Ruff

The fight to keep F-35 fighter jets from “bedding down” in Madison has not stopped. We persist. A Public Affair Radio Program… An update from the F-35 RESISTANCE Sign on in support of Eken Park Resistance letter.