Cancel the F-35 James Marc Leas | Substack.com, April 9, 2023
Vermont Air National Guard news release announced the exercise
If you believe that the presence of the F-35 jets did not make the Burlington International Airport (BTV) into a high-value military target, your argument is not with CancelF-35.substack.com: It is with the Vermont Air National Guard itself.
The Guard is not just saying this with words. It demonstrated its concern about such a military attack with action. The Vermont Air National Guard just finished a week-long exercise scenario practicing response to a military strike that destroyed its military base at the airport in South Burlington and destroyed the runway. A large group of Air Guard members departed from Vermont on a C-17A transport aircraft to a forward operating location and were deployed there dropping inert 2000-pound bombs on targets.
The exercise was designed to prepare members of the Vermont Air National Guard for “cyber attacks and new drone missile attacks” on the BTV airport. A news release issued on Friday April 7 by the Vermont Air National Guard described the anticipated damage from the attacks: “During the exercise scenario at the South Burlington Air National Guard base, buildings lost power, infrastructure was disabled and runways were bombed, requiring the 158th to conduct missions from a forward operating location.”