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Vermont Guard Continues F-35 Flights

Vermont Air Guard F-35 does a fly-over before landing at Burlington
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Vermont Air Guard F-35 (file)

The Vermont Air National Guard will continue its F-35 flight operations even as members deploy across the state to aid in the COVID-19 response.

The Vermont Air Guard said Friday that the 158th Fighter Wing will continue scheduled F-35 training.  At the same time, it is working with Vermont Emergency Management and the Department of Health for pandemic response including setting up overflow facilities. 

Adjutant General Greg Knight said they have a responsibility to support the state while also maintaining readiness for any federal call-ups.  He added social distancing will be maintained in all training including a virtual drill planned this month.