Statement from Governor Phil Scott on the F-35 Arrival in Vermont
Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott today issued the following statement:
“Today marks the beginning of an important new chapter for the Vermont Air National Guard and the 158th fighter wing, as we welcome the long-awaited arrival of the F-35 fighter jets.
“For decades, our Air Guard has served Vermont and our nation with distinction, and it’s because of this leadership that Vermont is the first National Guard unit to adopt this next generation technology.
“The Air Guard and the F-35 are an essential part of enhancing the quality of life, vibrancy and vitality of the region and state. We can be proud Vermont will continue to play such a significant role in the defense of our nation.”