Contact: Usamah Andrabi, 202-225-2906

– U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) today released the following statement regarding the United States Air Force’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the F-35A mission at Truax Air National Guard Base.

“As I hear from more members of the community, it has been brought to my attention that the noise impact is difficult to assess due to the Air Force’s use of the Day, Night, Average Sound Level (DNL) metric,” said Congressman Pocan. “Today, I formally request the Air Force in coordination with the 115th Fighter Wing test the F-35 flight pattern at Truax Air National Guard Base. Specifically, the Air Force should conduct a take-off and landing of the F-16 and the F-35 planes so community members will have a more accurate understanding of the noise impact from the F-35 mission.”

Congressman Mark Pocan had previously written a letter to the Acting Secretary of the U.S. Air Force about noise and frequency of flight at Truax Air National Guard Base in his district. He is still waiting for a response.

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