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 […]

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 […]

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.

News Release – North and Eastside State Legislative Candidates Respond to Safe Skies Clean Water Questionnaire; Oppose F-35 Jets at Truax Field

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 3, 2020 North and Eastside State Legislative Candidates Respond to Safe Skies Clean Water Questionnaire; Oppose F-35 Jets at Truax Field Responding to a questionnaire from Safe Skies Clean Water Wisconsin, most candidates for the State Legislature in districts surrounding Dane County Airport are opposed to the stationing of F-35 fighter […]

Faith Leaders Oppose F-35 Fighter Jets, Wisconsin State Journal 7-29-2020

A full-page ad appeared in the Wisconsin State Journal today – July 29, 2020 – speaking against the F-35 fighter jets for reasons of social and environmental justice, and world peace. It’s signed by a long list of clergy and other faith leaders who call the proposed deployment “morally offensive”. Wisconsin State Journal Ad, Faith […]

Overheard: Short film on the opposition to Madison F-35’s

Overheard   |  May 2020  |  by videographer Lucy McNeil   Overheard tells the story of one community’s fight to protect their homes against the placement of F35 fighter jets within their neighborhood.   Link to Overheard Video  Explore some of the issues

High PFAS toxin levels found in Starkweather Creek sediment [by Truax Field ANG base]

The Cap Times  |  24 April 2020  |  Steven Elbow Original Article  Starkweather Creek Watershed Map    “Test results of PFAS in troubled Starkweather Creek sediment show high levels for one of the more toxic varieties of the chemical group. [per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances] The results add to concerns about PFAS pollution in the creek, […]