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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“Truax, which is home to the dedicated men and women of the 115th Fighter Wing, is an ideal candidate for the F-35A mission. We bring to this mission tremendous strategic, geographic and economic capabilities. The base and its personnel play an essential role in protecting the safety and security of Wisconsin and our Nation, and I have been proud to serve as their champion in Congress for more than 17 years. I will continue to advocate for Truax’s selection for this new mission, which will provide an enduring economic benefit to the local community and Wisconsin.”

- Senator Tammy Baldwin

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