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F-35 Landing In Burlington. Now What?

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Burlington has been selected as a base for the Air Force's F-35 Lightning II jets.

After years of gathering data, filing reports and debating where to base the F-35 fighter jets, a decision has been made. The Vermont Air National Guard at Burlington International Airport will serve as a base for the planes beginning in 2020.

But rather than ending the debate, the decision may just change the discussion. Supporters and opponents of the decisions will weigh in on the Air Force’s choice. And we’d like to hear from you.

Here is a link to the Air Force’s Record of Decision for the First Air National Guard F-35A Operational Base.

Also on the program, Handel's Messiah has become ingrained in the musical tradition of Christmas. And performances of Messiah abound in our region. We talk to VPR Classical host Walter Parker, who keeps an annual Messiah Watch to let listeners know of performances near them.

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