CONTACT: Bernadette Green
(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) today released the following statement after the Air Force announced it will house the next generation of F-35 fighter jets at Madison’s Truax Field:
“I commend the Air Force for selecting Truax Field as one of the future homes for the F-35A. This decision confirms our Wisconsin National Guard, the 115th Fighter Wing, possesses the capabilities and strategic location worthy of such an elite fleet.
“Members of the Wisconsin congressional delegation signed a letter in support of Truax Field during the basing selection process, and I applaud the Air Force, Wisconsin National Guard and 115th leadership, Madison and Dane County officials and Gov. Walker for working tirelessly on this move that will benefit our entire state. We’re proud that a number of these next generation fighters will call Wisconsin home!”