Truax Field Community Information

Aircraft Operations and FAQ

Noise Mitigation Efforts, Planning and Programs

Welcome! We’re happy you’re here to learn more about our community outreach efforts, our mission, and programs currently underway. We hope that you find this resource to be comprehensive and use it to access accurate and timely information. You will also find the opportunity here to provide us with feedback and engage us on what is important to you and how we might help make airport operations as least impactful as possible to the surrounding communities.

We look forward to an open dialogue through this website and through future listening sessions, surveys and townhall meetings. We hope that this will provide a valuable connection between our agency grant program efforts, noise mitigation information and other updates regarding community relations efforts originating from the agency.

The Department of Military Affairs (DMA) provides essential, effective, and responsive military and emergency management capability for the citizens of our state and nation. DMA includes Joint Force Headquarters-Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Army and Air National Guard, and the Wisconsin Division of Emergency Management.

During emergencies, no single organization can handle the response. The Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs consists of several organizations working together to plan, prepare, coordinate, and respond effectively when our communities and neighbors need us the most.

The Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs (WDMA) received a $798,000 grant from the Department of Defense to for community outreach and education, as well as funding to support the federal noise mitigation planning process. The grant will fund community outreach initiatives – including town halls, listening sessions and multilingual education initiatives – and support the Dane County Regional Airport with preparation and completion of the Part 150 study currently underway.

The grant was awarded by the Department of Defense Office of Local Defense Community Corporation which provides technical and financial assistance to states and local governments to analyze and implement actions necessary to foster, protect and enhance military installation sustainability.

Upcoming Meetings/Community Engagement Events

August 2023

OLDCC Grant Outreach/Engagement
  • Community Education and Listening Session
    Madison College, Mitby Theater

4th Quarter of 2023

DCRA Part 150 Study
  • Noise Compatibility Program 30 Day Comment Period
  • 4th Public Open House
  • Noise Compatibility Program Hearing

Contact us

Grant Program Manager

Leslie Westmont

Legislative Liaison

Bridget Esser

Wisconsin National Guard Public Affairs