Madison’s 115th Fighter Wing on short list for F-35A Lightning II
MADISON, Wisconsin — The United States Air Force announced today that the 115th Fighter Wing at Truax Field was selected as one of five candidate bases for further evaluation to receive the Air Force’s F-35A Lightning II. The Air Force used an objective selection process to identify candidate bases and will ultimately select two Air National Guard bases for the F-35A.
“I could not be more proud of the men and women who serve at the 115th Fighter Wing,” Gov. Scott Walker said. “Gaining the F-35A mission in Wisconsin would realize tremendous economic efficiencies for the American taxpayer based on the 115th Fighter Wing’s proximity to over 10,000 square miles of military operating airspace and co-located range at Volk Field.”
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