Vermont Air Guard Takes Delivery Of 3 More F-35 Fighter Jets

Dec 6, 2019

The Vermont Air National Guard has taken delivery of three more F-35 fighter jets.

The guard says the three jets arrived at the Burlington International Airport at about 3 p.m. Thursday.  

The Vermont Guard now has five F-35s. By next summer, the base is scheduled to have 20 of the aircraft, which are replacing the F-16s the guard flew for decades.

Vermont is the first air guard unit in the country to receive F-35s.  

The Air Force describes the F-35 as its fifth-generation fighter, combining stealth technology with speed and agility.

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