• Final Air Force report on Vt. F-35s next week
    September 25,2013
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    The Associated Press

    BURLINGTON - The secretary of the Air Force will decide whether to base F-35 fighter aircraft at Vermont's Burlington International Airport at some point after the release of a final environmental impact statement, which is due out next week.

    Vermont National Guard Adjutant Gen. Steven Cray of the Guard says the final environmental report is expected to be released on Friday, Oct. 4.

    The Air Force has said Burlington is its preferred location to base up to 24 F-35s that would to replace the guard's aging F-16s.

    Opponents claim the planes would be too noisy and cause other problems. Another segment of the local population supports bringing the planes to Vermont.
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