I live on the East Side of Madison. When I bought my home in 1999, I was aware of the location of the airport and the possibility of noise from planes and jets.
I understand some people in this community disapprove of the F-35 mission, and I am saddened that this has caused such turmoil. It is my understanding that the F-35 fighter jets are not much louder than the F-16s we have now.
I support this mission and am proud that I have a daughter who has made the United States Air Force her life career. I personally have seen the positive impact they have in our community. It is also my understanding more jobs will be available.
"Twenty new F-35 jets at Truax would add 64 jobs to the base, accounting for $1.8 million a year in local economic activity. Truax already generates more than $99 million in economic activity and supports more than 1,650 in-state jobs, according to a 2015 University of Wisconsin-Extension report."
The F-35 jets would add security to all jobs at the base. I feel it would be beneficial to Madison.