A March 12 On Base story inaccurately said opposition from Madison, Wis., residents to the Air Force’s plan to base 18 F-35A fighter jets at Truax Field Air National Guard Base “has intensified.” That story was based on news coverage of a Feb. 28 listening session organized by local lawmakers which was attended by several dozen individuals, many of whom opposed the plan due to concerns about aircraft noise and other issues. A subsequent open house sponsored by the Air Force on March 8 as part of the required environmental analysis and public scoping process attracted 350 or more people. Estimates from that event indicated no more than 10 to 15 percent of attendees expressed concerns about the plan or opposed it.
Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Sutton