Peter Shumlin says he’ll travel to Florida next week, where he’ll hear
first-hand the sound of
fighter jets that could soon be based at the Vermont Air Guard in South
Burlington, fulfilling a campaign promise that he made to progressive
supporters who oppose the F-35 program.
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
Citing environmental concerns, cities in Chittenden County are already deciding whether they want to support the Air Force’s proposed plan to bring F-35 jets to Burlington International Airport. Their decisions
could change the Pentagon’s preferred location for the new jets.
Officials in Chittenden County are weighing the economic benefits of the
National Guard’s proposed plan to bring F-35 fighter jets to Burlington
International Airport, while raising concerns about noise
and government transparency.