Vermont F-35 activist joins local opposition at press conference

The Cap Times, Sept 24, 2019 – Erik Lorenzsonn

Activists and local politicians are still speaking out against a plan to base F-35 fighter jets at Madison’s Truax Field, and on Monday brought a leader of a similar fight in Burlington, Vermont, to weigh in.

Roseanne Greco is a retired intelligence officer with the Air Force who has now become a vocal opponent of F-35s that the military recently stationed at Burlington International Airport. She was one of eight speakers at a press conference organized by the local opposition group Safe Skies Clean Water Wisconsin, outside the East Madison Community Center. Her main message: Don’t think the Air Force’s F-35 basing decision is a foregone conclusion.

“There are numerous places where the voices of the people caused the military to change their basing plan,” Greco told a small gathering of activists and reporters.