Vermont National Guard http://wamc.org en State Environmental Review Not Required For F-35's http://wamc.org/post/state-environmental-review-not-required-f-35s <p></p><p></p><p>Opponents of a plan to bring a state-of-the-art fighter jet to Vermont are disputing a judge’s ruling that basing the F-35 in Burlington does not need state environmental review. Fri, 16 May 2014 16:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 90609 at http://wamc.org State Environmental Review Not Required For F-35's Vermont Guard Releases Noise Plan For New Jets http://wamc.org/post/vermont-guard-releases-noise-plan-new-jets <p></p><p></p><p>The Vermont National Guard is outlining its plans to mitigate the noise of the new F-35 fighter jets due to arrive in Burlington in six years. Sat, 03 May 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 89554 at http://wamc.org Vermont Guard Releases Noise Plan For New Jets VT National Guard Reports 6 Sex Assaults http://wamc.org/post/vt-national-guard-reports-6-sex-assaults <p></p><p></p><p>The Vermont National Guard says six reported sexual assaults occurred among its ranks within the last fiscal year. Sun, 02 Feb 2014 20:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 83020 at http://wamc.org VT National Guard Reports 6 Sex Assaults Opponents Continue Fight Against Jet, Supporters Pleased With F-35 Burlington Beddown http://wamc.org/post/opponents-continue-fight-against-jet-supporters-pleased-f-35-burlington-beddown <p></p><p></p><p>National Guard officials and Senator Patrick Leahy announced Tuesday that the U.S. Air Force will base 18 F-35 fighter jets at the Vermont air guard facility.&nbsp; Opponents plan to continue their efforts to stop the plane from coming to Vermont. Supporters, ecstatic with the selection, say it’s time to move forward. Wed, 04 Dec 2013 17:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 79130 at http://wamc.org Opponents Continue Fight Against Jet, Supporters Pleased With F-35 Burlington Beddown F-35 To Be Housed At Vermont Air Guard Base http://wamc.org/post/f-35-be-housed-vermont-air-guard-base <p></p><p></p><p>The Vermont Air Guard Base at the Burlington International Airport has been chosen to host the new state of the art, and controversial, F-35 fighter jet. Tue, 03 Dec 2013 23:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 79079 at http://wamc.org F-35 To Be Housed At Vermont Air Guard Base Officials Assess Shutdown's Vt. Impact http://wamc.org/post/officials-assess-shutdowns-vt-impact <p>Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin says it&#39;s time for Congress to stop hampering the state&rsquo;s fragile economic recovery and find a responsible solution to what he calls a manufactured crisis.</p><p>Shumlin was joined by Vermont National Guard officials and others Monday to outline how the federal government shutdown is affecting state. They said an estimated 5,000 federal workers who live in Vermont are seeing reduced hours or furloughs, and a monthly National Guard training weekend affecting 3,000 troops was canceled.</p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 12:11:33 +0000 Jaired Crofut 75133 at http://wamc.org Officials Assess Shutdown's Vt. Impact VT Guard Postpones Drill Due to Shutdown http://wamc.org/post/vt-guard-postpones-drill-due-shutdown <p></p><p></p><p>The head of the Vermont National Guard says he&#39;s postponing the October drill weekend because of the federal government shutdown. Thu, 03 Oct 2013 02:45:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 74754 at http://wamc.org VT Guard Postpones Drill Due to Shutdown Burlington City Council Hears From Residents About F35 Plan http://wamc.org/post/burlington-city-council-hears-residents-about-f35-plan <p></p><p></p><p>The Burlington City Council heard public comment Monday night on a controversial U.S. Air Force proposal to base F-35 fighter jets at the National Guard base at the Burlington International Airport. Tue, 13 Aug 2013 16:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 71329 at http://wamc.org Burlington City Council Hears From Residents About F35 Plan Vermont Guard Officials Discuss F35 http://wamc.org/post/vermont-guard-officials-discuss-f35 <p></p><p></p><p>The U.S. Air Force is in the process of deciding where it will base a new jet, the F-35. Burlington International Airport, which is the host airfield for the Vermont Air National Guard, is on the short list and a preferred site for hosting the state-of-the-art plane. But the idea is controversial, with split votes in surrounding communities over support for the aircraft.<br>Thursday morning, Vermont National Guard officials met with the media to discuss issues relating to the F-35. Thu, 11 Jul 2013 22:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 69018 at http://wamc.org Vermont Guard Officials Discuss F35 Error in F-35 Report Inflames Basing Debate http://wamc.org/post/error-f-35-report-inflames-basing-debate <p></p><p></p><p>The U.S. Air Force says information regarding support for basing the new F-35 fighter jet at the Burlington International Airport was overstated in the just released revised Environmental Impact Statement.&nbsp; But supporters say the corrected numbers are still skewed because officials are counting a petition with more than 10,000 signatures as only one comment. Thu, 13 Jun 2013 16:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 66919 at http://wamc.org Error in F-35 Report Inflames Basing Debate