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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The 115th Fighter Wing

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


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.


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.


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.


Truax's Advantages

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


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$100 million

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


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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.


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

Series of jets at Truax Base during sunset



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“The economic impact that the 115th Fighter Wing of the Air National Guard plays in the Madison and surrounding area is immense. This unit, in addition to the 750 Guard members, results in quality employment for 450 individuals.  These employees and their families live, work and play in the Madison area and are respected members of our community.  The value these jets bring to the city is immeasurable.”

- Madison Mayor Paul Soglin

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