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Together we support Truax as the future home of the F-35 aircraft!

The men and women of the 115th Fighter Wing at Truax Field are our friends, neighbors and fellow community members. The base is an integral part of the greater Madison community, and it is currently a candidate for state-of-the-art F-35 aircraft. A successful acquisition of these aircraft would positively benefit the area in a number of ways, including hundreds of millions of dollars in economic impact in the years ahead.

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WHO

The 115th Fighter Wing

at Truax Field is an Air National Guard Unit located at the Dane County Regional Airport in Madison, Wisconsin.

WHAT

The F-35 jet aircraft

is set to replace the F-16, which is in use at Truax and is being phased out. Truax is among five finalist bases being considered for the F-35.

WHEN

In late 2017 or early 2018

two bases will be chosen to receive the new F-35 jets. Delivery of the jets is expected to occur in early 2022.

WHY

The impact of Truax

is significant, supplying the economy with 1,200 jobs and millions of dollars. F-35s will help secure the base's long-term stability.

HOW

Truax's Advantages

are its central location in the Upper Midwest, its ability to keep costs down, and the versatility of its training airspace.

ECONOMIC IMPACT

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$100 million

The Truax base and its employees contribute approximately this amount to the region each year.

AIRPORT SERVICES

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Fire and EMS

Services at the Dane County Regional Airport (MSN) are provided by the 115th Fighter Wing, a significant savings for local taxpayers and flyers.

EMPLOYMENT

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1,200

Number of airmen and women employed by the base, including 445 on a full-time basis.

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SHOW YOUR SUPPORT

GET INVOLVED

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“The selection of Truax as a finalist for the basing of F-35 jets will be significant here. The Wisconsin Air Guard is important to the defense of the nation and gives an economic boost to Dane County and the state of Wisconsin.”

- State Representative Dianne Hesselbein (D-Middleton)

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