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Vt. Air Guard Members Deploy to Afghanistan
Monday, 11/12/12
By Patti Daniels
Thirty members of the Vermont Air National Guard engineering squadron are deploying to Afghanistan for six months.
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Vt. Business Leaders Collect 11,000 Signatures To Support F35 Basing
Thursday, 10/25/12
By Kirk Carapezza
The Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce has released results of its petition drive in support of basing the F-35 jet fighters at the Vermont Air Guard Base in South Burlington, asking South Burlington's City Council to reverse its vote in opposition.
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F-35 Conversation At St. Mike's
Wednesday, 10/17/12
The possible arrival of F-35 fighter jets at the Burlington International Airport will be a topic of discussion Wednesday at St. Michael's College.
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Rosanne Greco, A Former Nun And Air Force Colonel, Turns To Serving South Burlington
Thursday, 07/26/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Among the opposition to the Vermont Air Guard's plans to host the F-35 stealth fighters at Burlington International Airport is Rosanne Greco, the volunteer chairwoman of the city council in South Burlington. She says her experience in a convent and years in the Air Force have prepared her to take on the challenge.
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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.
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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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South Burlington Votes Against F-35
Tuesday, 05/22/12
The South Burlington City Council has voted against a proposal that would base military flight jets at Burlington International Airport.
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Crowd Weighs In On Plan To Bring F-35 To Burlington
Tuesday, 05/15/12
By Steve Zind
A standing room only crowd filled the auditorium at South Burlington High School Monday night to weigh in on a proposal to bring new F-35A fighter jets to Burlington International Airport. The Vermont Air Guard has been identified as a potential site for deployment of the jets as early as 2015.
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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 Force To Hold Hearing On New Jet Proposal
Tuesday, 03/16/10
The U.S. Air Force is planning to hold a hearing next month in South Burlington to discuss the possible basing of its next generation fighter at the Burlington International Airport.
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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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Senate Votes Against Vermont Yankee
Thursday, 02/25/10
By Jane Lindholm
Voice your reaction to the Vermont Seante's vote against a bill that could have allowed the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant to renew its operating license for 20 more years. Also, the Air Guard explains why it wants to be home to a new fleet of F-35s, despite noise concerns.
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