By Talia Heisey
Feb 16 2022
Some Burlington-area residents were roused from slumber early Wednesday morning as Utah-based F-35s took off from the Vermont Air National Guard base in South Burlington en route to Germany.
The F-35s will “bolster readiness, enhance NATO’s collective defense posture and further increase air integration capabilities with Allied and Partner nations,” according to a statement from the U.S. Air Force.
The 34th Fighter Squadron, 388th Fighter Wing, made the unannounced takeoff from the South Burlington base, according to a separate statement from the Guard.[FULL ARTICLE]