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William F. White: Station F-35s at Dane County Airport and move ahead collaboratively

Dear Editor: I support the federal government stationing a squadron of F-35 fighter jets at Dane County Regional Airport. I have lived under the principal flight path for both commercial and military aircraft for over 35 years and am very…

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Gary Peterson: It’s great for city to get F-35

Dear Editor: I was born in Madison and grew up off the end of the SW/NE runway at Traux Field. All my life I saw and heard airplanes. Those include Maj. Richard Bong doing aerobatics over Traux (the paper the…

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F35A LIGHTNING II FIGHTER JETS

On February 16, 2018, Senior Producer Steve Walters interviewed several officials on the F-35A Lightning II fighter jets that will be hosted at Truax Field in Madison, WI. In Gov. Walker's State of the State Address, he described this decision…

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Vicki McKenna Show on News/Talk 1310 WIBA

BACC Exec. Director Jeff "Ace" Wiegand joined the the Vicki McKenna Show on Wednesday, January 25th. Ace and Vicki discussed the 115th Fighter Wing, the huge community and economic win for the region, the great support of civic and political…

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115th Fighter Wing selected for an F-35 mission.

Great segment on WISC-TV / Channel 3000 For The Record with Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce President Zach Brandon on the 115th Fighter Wing being selected for an F-35 mission. Overwhelming and bipartisan community support and a huge economic win…

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Madison picked for F-35 fighter jets

The future of Madison’s Air National Guard base was bolstered Thursday with the announcement that it will become home to a squadron of $100 million F-35 fighter jets. The first of the 18 planes is scheduled to arrive at Truax…

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