F-35 Conversation At St. Mike’s

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.

For Vt. Delegation, Little Political Risk In Defending F-35 Program

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.

Crowd Weighs In On Plan To Bring F-35 To Burlington

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.