F-35

New England News
6:30 pm
Tue February 10, 2015

Religious Coalition Calls For Reconsideration Of F-35 Decision

Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

A coalition of more than 40 religious and spiritual leaders from the Burlington region is appealing to Vermont’s leaders to reconsider their support for the Air Force plan to base F-35 fighter jets at the Burlington International Airport.

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New England News
12:30 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

F-35 Opponents File Lawsuit To Block Jet From Burlington Airport

Credit U.S. Air Force

Opponents of the plan by the Air Force to base F-35 fighter planes at Vermont's Burlington International Airport have filed a lawsuit asking a federal district court to overturn the decision.

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New York News
12:30 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

State Environmental Review Not Required For F-35's

Credit U.S. Air Force

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.

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North Country News
9:00 am
Sat May 3, 2014

Vermont Guard Releases Noise Plan For New Jets

Credit U.S. Air Force

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.

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

Opponents Continue Fight Against Jet, Supporters Pleased With F-35 Burlington Beddown

Credit U.S. Air Force

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.  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.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

F-35 To Be Housed At Vermont Air Guard Base

Vermont National Guard Adjutant General Steven Cray (right) announces F-35 siting decision as Governor Peter Shumlin, Senator Patrick Leahy and Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger observe.
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

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.

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WAMC News
1:22 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Vermont Officials Welcome F-35 Basing Decision

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Vermont’s top elected officials are hailing the Air Force’s decision to base the F-35 in Burlington. In a joint statement, U.S. Senators Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders, Rep. Peter Welch and Governor Peter Shumlin said:

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Council Defeats F-35 Resolutions

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Credit U.S. Air Force

Days before the U.S. Air Force could make its decision whether to base new F-35 fighter jets at the Burlington International Airport, the Burlington City Council voted down resolutions aimed at preventing the planes from flying at the airport.  But opponents are not giving up on their efforts.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

City Attorney Releases Opinion on F-35 Legal Issues

Credit U.S. Air Force

Burlington’s city attorney has released a report indicating the City Council has no authority to stop the military from basing F-35 fighter jets at the International Airport.

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

With Liability Insurance Procured, F-35 Debate Returns to City Agenda

Burlington City Hall
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

The city of Burlington has purchased an insurance policy for protection against potential lawsuits in connection with its airport. Now that the policy has been obtained, a delayed plan by the City Council to debate and vote on two resolutions related to basing F-35 fighter jets at the airport can be re-scheduled.

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