SUPPORT THE 115th FW
WHY YOU SHOULD SUPPORT
1. Economic impact: The Fighter Wing is a major employer in the area, with over 1,200 personnel, both military and civilian. The Wing’s presence generates significant economic activity both through direct spending and the multiplier effect of supporting industries.
2. Emergency response: The Wing has a proven track record of providing disaster relief and emergency response capabilities, including responding to natural disasters such as floods and tornadoes.
3. National security: The 115th Fighter Wing plays a critical role in national security, providing combat-ready forces to defend the United States and its interests.
4. Community outreach: The Wing is actively involved in community outreach programs such as supporting local schools, participating in community events, and engaging with local organizations.
5. Friends, Neighbors and Co-workers: The members of the 115th Fighter Wing and their families live in our community. Nearly 60% are traditional guardsmen, which means they also work here in our community at other jobs. There is a good chance that you or someone you know lives near or works with a member of the 115th Fighter Wing or their family.
WHY WE SUPPORT
Chris "Desi" Arenz
Lt. Col. Retired - Chairman, BACC
“As a retired member of the 115th Fighter Wing, I can tell you firsthand that community support is vital for the success of the Fighter Wing and the well-being of our friends, neighbors, and families of our servicemen and women.
“When our community shows support for the Fighter Wing, the service members and their families feel welcomed and appreciated.”
American Family Insurance Group
“I joined and support the Badger Air Community Council because through this organization we can make a meaningful difference in the lives of service members and their families, while also building a stronger and more supportive community.”
BECOME A SUPPORTER
Individual & corporate supporters of the Badger Air Community Council are offered a unique opportunity to show their appreciation for the service of the men, women, and families of the 115th Fighter Wing. Programs and projects supported by these funds will directly impact the lives and morale of our servicemen and women and deepen the relationship with the community.
$35,000 – Lightning
The F-35 Lighting, the newest aircraft assigned to the 115th Fighter Wing, is a fifth-generation stealth fighter aircraft designed to provide advanced capabilities for air superiority, ground attack, and intelligence gathering in a single platform. A supporter at this level will receive 6 seats at two luncheon briefings each year, in addition to an assortment of BACC swag and signage at all BACC sponsored events.
The F-16 Fighting Falcon, which were stationed at Truax Air National Guard base from 1992-2022, is a multirole fighter aircraft known for its agility, speed, and versatility in air-to-air and air-to-ground missions. Supporters at this level will receive 4 seats at two luncheon briefings each year, in addition to an assortment of BACC swag and signage at all BACC sponsored events.
The A-10 Thunderbolt II, also known as the Warthog, was the aircraft assigned to the Fighter Wing from 1981 to 1992, and is a specialized ground-attack aircraft designed to provide close air support for ground forces in a wide range of combat scenarios. Supporters at this level will receive 4 seats at two luncheon briefings each year, in addition to an assortment of BACC swag and signage at all BACC sponsored events.
The F-51 Mustang is a legendary World War II fighter aircraft known for its long range, speed, and maneuverability in both air-to-air and ground attack missions and was the first aircraft assigned to Truax Field, from 1948-1953. Supporters at this level will receive 2 seats at two luncheon briefings each year, in addition to an assortment of BACC swag and signage at all BACC sponsored events.
$115 – Fighter Wing Level Support
In October 1995, the 128th Fighter Wing was re-designated the 115th Fighter Wing and has maintained that designation since that time. Supporters at this level will receive a BACC Yeti mug, BACC F-35 lapel, invitation to special events, fundraisers, and a ticket to one of the two annual luncheon briefings.
$35 – Fighter Squadron Level Support
For 75-years there has been an uninterrupted Air Force mission at Truax Field, and the F-35A will be the 10th different aircraft to be operated out of Madison. Supporters at this level will receive a BACC F-35 lapel, invitation to special events, fundraisers, and a ticket to one of the two annual luncheon briefings.