The U.S. Air Force will base 18 new F-35 fighter planes at Burlington International Airport in Vermont.
The U.S. Air Force will base 18 new F-35 fighter planes at Burlington International Airport in Vermont.

Air Force to Base 18 F-35 Fighter Planes in Vermont

The U.S. Air Force will base 18 new F-35 fighter planes at Burlington International Airport in Vermont.

The U.S. Air Force will base 18 new F-35 fighter planes at Burlington International Airport in Vermont. The decision follows a heated debate over whether the planes would generate too much noise and pose a risk to the surrounding community.

The first F-35s, which will replace the aging F-16, are due to arrive in Vermont in 2020.

The Air Force also announced Tuesday that it would base 2 F-35s at the active-duty Hill Air Force Base in northern Utah.

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