Janet Parker: Mayor Rhodes-Conway has taken the right stance on F-35s

The Cap Times  |  9 April 2020  |  Janet Parker, guest columnist The Air Force may make a decision on where to base the F-35 fighter planes as soon as this week. Last week, our City Council went on record with strong opposition to basing F-35s at Truax Field here in Madison. The vote to […]

Let’s suspend the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program

New Pittsburgh Courier  |  18 Nov 2019 |  Julianne Malveaux    Original Article “Even as our legislators grapple with impeachment, they are also charged to pass a dozen budget bills, including a bill on “defense.” Recent elections suggest a paradigm shift in the way we view budget spending, what with Democrats taking charge in both […]

South Burlington doesn’t want to foot bill for F-35 noise mitigation

VT Digger  |  11 Nov 2019  |  Aidan Quigley   Find the F-35 Opposition here:  Save Our Skies Vermont “South Burlington officials are worried their city might have to foot some of the bill for noise mitigation after the arrival of the F-35s, reviving a decades-long debate about airport governance. While the Federal Aviation Administration is funding 90% […]

11/14 Radio Program: Fact Finding Mission – Alder Rebecca Kemble & Journalist Dylan Brogan.

WORT 89.9FM Radio  |  Nov 14, 2019  |  Allen Ruff – Host of A Public Affair Listen Live – A Public Affair   Find the show in the archives Thursday, November 14, noon – 1:00pm Allen Ruff hosts Alder Rebecca Kemble & Dylan Brogan. Brogan reported in Isthmus on the fact-finding mission to Burlington, Vermont where the […]

Flight of the Discords: Military Industrial Complex Bullies [Harpers]

Harper’s Magazine  |  Jun 6, 2013  |  Andrew Cockburn HEART OF EMPIRE – The Harper’s Blog Flight of the Discords The military–industrial–congressional complex bullies the F-35 Lightning II into Burlington “Before Dwight Eisenhower delivered his famous farewell address on January 17, 1961, the text of his speech warned of the threat posed by the “military–industrial–congressional complex.” But […]

“This is the kind of Neighborhood Money Cannot Buy”: S. Burlington VT Residents Share Their Experiences with Fighter Jets

Wisconsin Citizens Media Cooperative  |  Oct 31, 2019   |  WCMCoop  WCMCoop accepts donations  please consider supporting citizen journalism   On October 24, 2019 a delegation of elected officials and community leaders from Madison, WI spoke with residents of the Chamberlain neighborhood in S. Burlington, VT about their experiences with VT Air National Guard (VTANG) fighter jets […]

Rep. Chris Taylor takes Madison team to Vermont to learn about F-35s

The Wisconsin Examiner   |  Oct 28, 2019  |  Ruth Conniff   Residents compare notes on planes’ impact on communities Link to original article in Wisconsin Examiner   Donate to Wisconsin Examiner “A group of community leaders led by Rep. Chris Taylor (D-Madison) flew to Burlington, Vermont, last week to see firsthand how a community that […]

Wisconsin delegation in Vermont for “fact-finding mission” on impacts of F-35 jets

NBC15 Madison  |  Oct 23, 2019  |  NBC Staff “BURLINGTON, Vt. (WMTV)– Elected Wisconsin officials and Madison community leaders were in Burlington, Vermont Wednesday on what they are calling a “fact finding mission” about F-35s. The Vermont Air National Guard has a beddown of F-35 jets at the Burlington Airport. Truax Field Air National Guard […]