Dear SOSVT Allies and Friends: The official USAF Record of Decision was announced on December 2, 2013 to locate the first-ever basing of a new warplane, the F35s, with an Air Guard unit that is situated in a densely populated residential area in South Burlington, VT. Defying all measures of common sense and safety, […]
Stop the F-35 Basing WHAT: Burlington City Council Public Hearing and Vote on Prohibiting the F-35 Basing WHEN: Monday, October 28. Come early for the “People and the Planet Before Planes” rally at 5:15 pm. […]
The law is on our side: Let’s make history on the 28th! On October 17, the Burlington City Attorney issued a legal opinion on the proposed resolution to bar the basing of the F-35 warplane at the Burlington Airport. With the corrections to the Burlington City Attorney’s memo and the revision to the text of […]
Public talk by Pierre Sprey, Co-Designer of the F-16 and the A-10 military jets, international expert, and leading critic of the F-35. What: Mr. Sprey will speak on the crash risk of the F-35, the dangers of composite aircraft fires, and the failings of the boondoggle F-35 program.* When: Tuesday, October 22 @ […]
Here are the public comments made at that same meeting, urging the Council to act on the Resolutions against the basing before the 30-day waiting period is over.
This is a video of the speakers at the Rally to support Resolutions before the Burlington City Council – Resolutions that would block the basing.
GOAL – $11,000” RESULT – “$10,458.50” This is absolutely AWESOME!! We barely fell short of our goal, but we were able to pay our attorney, Jim Dumont $10,000. A heartfelt thank you to all who donated. Your donations in September made a sizable dent in our legal fees. As you know, our legal challenges are […]
Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., is concerned the U.S. Air Force might go forward with basing some F-35 fighter jets with an active military base and make no decision on the question of whether a National Guard facility, such as Vermont’s, would receive the plane. “This isn’t the first time the Air Force or one of […]