Dept. of Military Affairs: Truax Field F-35 construction bolsters local economy

As the Wisconsin Air National Guard’s 115th Fighter Wing continues transitioning to the F-35 Lightning II, many of the facilities on base are being upgraded or remodeled to support the new aircraft.
The 115th Civil Engineer Squadron, along with more than 100 local contractors, have been hard at work doing just that. Construction began in 2021, and currently includes nine simultaneous projects and more than 500 contractor employees — most of which are from the local area.
115th Fighter Wing Commander Col. Bart Van Roo — who leads the 1,200 Airmen assigned to the wing — is overseeing the unit's ...

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