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Air Guard Delays Report To Include Updated Census Data
Thursday, 01/10/13
By Kirk Carapezza
A strong supporter of basing the F-35 fighter jets with the Vermont Air Guard in South Burlington says the Air Force is delaying its environmental impact report to include the latest census data.
VPR News
Milton Reaffirms Its Support For F-35 Basing In South Burlington
Tuesday, 07/17/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Town officials in Milton have unanimously re-adopted a 2010 resolution that supports putting F-35 fighter jets at Burlington International Airport.
Vermont Edition
Debate Over F-35 Fighter Jet Continues
Tuesday, 07/17/12
By Jane Lindholm
Burlington is one of two finalists the Air Force is considering to be the home of a new generation of fighter jets, the F-35. But opinions are split in the Burlington area on basing the F-35 program there.
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For Vt. Delegation, Little Political Risk In Defending F-35 Program
Tuesday, 07/03/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Vermont's Congressional delegation has long called for the Pentagon to cut its budget. But Senators Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders and Congressman Peter Welch all support basing F-35s in Burlington because, they say, it might sustain hundreds of jobs. And despite growing local opposition, the delegation says it's committed to the program.
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Local Opinions About F-35 Program Are All Over The Map
Friday, 06/22/12
By Bob Kinzel
Burlington and a site in Utah are the two leading contenders to be home to the new F-35 fighter jet program. As the Air Force decides where to put this program, local opinion in Vermont is divided.
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Attorney General Sorrell Prepares Campaign Defense
Friday, 06/22/12
By Bob Kinzel
Attorney General Bill Sorrell outlines his position on issues affecting his office and VPR's Kirk Carapezza provides an update on the plan to bring F-35s to Burlington International Airport.
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National Guard Head To Discuss F-35 Proposal
Thursday, 06/14/12
The head of the Vermont National Guard plans to address what he calls inaccuracies about a plan to base new F-35 fighter jets at Burlington International Airport.
VPR News
Shumlin Throws His Support Behind F-35 Fighter Jets
Wednesday, 05/23/12
By Ross Sneyd
Governor Peter Shumlin has thrown his support behind the plan to put F-35 fighter jets at the Vermont Air National Guard base.
VPR News
Guard Says F-35 Study Will Address Noise Issue
Tuesday, 12/07/10
By Ross Sneyd
Vermont National Guard Adjutant General Michael Dubie says an "environmental impact statement" on new fighter jets is on schedule to be released next month.
VPR News
Guard Base Under Consideration For F-35s
Friday, 02/26/10
By Jane Lindholm
Vermont's Air National Guard base is one of 10 national sites under consideration by the U.S. Air Force to receive new fighter jets. These new planes would replace the F-16s currently operated out of the base at Burlington Airport. 
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Air Guard Unsure Of F-35 Noise Level
Friday, 04/16/10
Officials with the Vermont Air National Guard say they're not sure how much noisier a new fighter jet that could be based in South Burlington is compared with the planes there now.
VPR News
Airport Neighbors Concerned About F-35 Noise
Friday, 07/30/10
By Mitch Wertlieb
Not everyone is welcoming the news that F-35s may come to South Burlington, especially some people who live near the airport's flight path.
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Burlington Tapped As Top Pick To Host F-35 Jet
Thursday, 07/29/10
By Ross Sneyd
Vermont's Air National Guard moved closer today to winning the right to operate the newest generation of fighter jet.
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Air Guard Launches Public Campaign On F-35's
Tuesday, 04/13/10
By Lynne McCrea
The Vermont Air National Guard has launched a public campaign to explain how a new generation of fighter jet might affect communities around its base at the Burlington airport - and in particular, how much noise the jets would create.
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Air Guard Interested in Advanced Fighter
Thursday, 02/25/10
By Jane Lindholm
Brigadier General Steve Cray talks with VPR's Jane Lindholm about why the Vermont Air Guard wants the F-35 joint strike force jet.
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