Johnson Applauds Wisconsin Being Awarded the F-35 Program

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) today released the following statement after the United States Air Force chose Wisconsin’s 115th Fighter Wing at Truax Field in Madison to receive the F-35A Lightning II:

“This is great news for the future of the Wisconsin Air National Guard, the employees of Truax Field, and all of southern Wisconsin,” said Sen. Johnson. “I applaud the Air Force for recognizing the strategic importance of our state, and I look forward to Wisconsin playing a major role as the Air Force modernizes and enhances its capabilities to keep America safe and secure.”

The Air Force used an objective selection process to identify candidate bases and ultimately selected Truax as one of the two Air National Guard bases to host the F-35A.