Vermont Air National Guard Ramps Up

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The Vermont Air National Guard says it’ll be ramping up training over the next two weeks.

Lt. Col. Lloyd Goodrow says aircraft from Arizona, Virginia and Quebec will soon be arriving at Burlington International Airport to support training with the Green Mountain Boys.

Goodrow tells arrivals are a week apart. On Friday, five F-5 aircraft from the Yuma Marine Corps Air Station will arrive at the Air Guard Base in Burlington. Then on Monday, July 18, five F/A-18 fighters from Oceana Naval Air Station in Virginia and three fighters from the Canadian Air Force at Bagotville, Quebec.

Goodrow says the aircraft will support Vermont Air Guard F-16 training operations from July 19-22 and will be returning to their home stations on Saturday, July 23.

The visiting aircraft will join Vermont National Guard F-16 fighters for training in military airspace over New York and New Hampshire. All flying operations will be conducted during the Vermont Air Guard’s normal flying hours which are generally between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm.

Corrected at 11:25 a.m.

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