Tuesday, December 3, 2013
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Eighteen F-35 jets will be based at Burlington International Airport with the Vermont National Guard by the year 2020. That's according to Vermont Adjutant Gen. Steve Cray. Gov. Peter Shumlin and Sen. Patrick Leahy celebrated the decision at a news conference Tuesday at the Vermont National Guard base. "Most likely, our pilots will go down to Eglin Air Force Base (Fla.) and learn how to fly the F-35," said Air Guard Col. David Baczewski. (Source: Vermont Public Radio, 12/03/13) Eglin Air Force Base is home of the F-35 training center.