Madison chosen for F-35 mission; Truax to get first jets in 2023

Wisconsin State Journal  |  15 April 2020  |  Chris Hubbach    Madison chosen for F-35 mission; Truax to get first jets in 2023 Madison has been chosen to host a squadron of F-35 fighter jets. The U.S. Air Force announced Wednesday that it will send the new jets to the Wisconsin Air National Guard’s 115th […]

Conflicts of Interest ~ War Profiteers & the F-35

March 10, 2020    One cannot serve two masters, they say. In recent years, the corrupting influence of big money has replaced our government that was meant to represent the people with one that serves plutocrats and the politicians they own.A good example is the Lockheed F-35 program.  According to the Project on Government Oversight, over […]

F-35 jets aren’t worth the harm to residents — Darcy Haber

March 14, 2020  |  Wisconsin State Journal  |  Darcy Haber     The final Air Force Environmental Impact Statement admits that placing the F-35 fighter jets in Madison will have a significant negative and disproportionate impact on people of color and people with low income. Three of the five alternative locations would not have such […]

Superfund will not protect us from the military’s toxic pollution – Maria Powell

Cap Times  |  Mar 11, 2020  | Maria Powell, executive director, Midwest Environmental Justice Organization   “The final environmental impact statement (EIS) on basing F-35 fighter jets at Madison’s Truax Field states that the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation & Liability Act (CERCLA, or Superfund), will guide PFAS investigations and cleanups at the base. Does this […]

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 […]

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 […]