The 115th Fighter Wing’s final F-16 to leave Truax Field Wednesday

MADISON, Wis. — The 115th Fighter Wing will bid farewell to its final F-16s Wednesday at Truax Field.

The jets are moving out to make way for the new F-35 jets. The Air Force chose Truax Field to house the jets in 2020, a move that has both supporters and detractors.

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The 115th began awarding construction contracts early last year to get Truax ready for the new jets. In total, 19 projects are set to be completed.

Officials said that some F-16s from other units will remain at Truax Field temporarily, in order to conduct training while the 115th transitions. The first F-35s are expected to arrive in Madison in the spring of next year.