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The proposal to bring the F 35s to Vermont has triggered a lively debate in the state.
Greco said if the Air Force agrees to award the planes to the Vermont site, she expects opponents will take their fight to the courts.
Last month, senators from New Hampshire and New Mexico both put holds on James' nomination to protest planned defense cuts, but later rescinded the holds.
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The Vermont Air National Guard first learned in 2009 that it was a finalist for the planes. Initially, the Air Force's final decision was anticipated in 2011.
Vermont's top political leaders threw their support behind the F 35s, saying it will ensure the future viability of the Vermont Air Guard and help the local economy.
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In the meantime, the Air Force is being overseen by Acting Secretary Eric Fanning.
decision even while awaiting final Senate confirmation of Deborah Lee James, the person President Barack Obama nominated in August to be Air Force Secretary.
Sen. Patrick Leahy, D Vt., disclosed in September he had spoken by telephone with Gen. Mark Welsh, the Air Force Chief of Staff, after becoming concerned the Air Force was going to designate an active unit base for the planes and put off a decision on a Guard basing.
Monday marked the end of a month long comment period on the issuance of a final environmental impact statement on the F 35 matter, and the first day the Air Force could have made a decision on which Air Guard Adidas Boost Shoes Women site in the nation would get between D Rose 7 Price Philippines
"The Vermont National Guard would like to have a decision so we can continue to move forward," he said. "For instance, we don't know how the roll out is going to unfold."
The head of the Vermont National Guard said Tuesday he's confident the Air Force will decide to base a squadron of F 35 fighter jets with the Air Guard.
The planes, if they are awarded to the Vermont Air Guard, would likely begin flying out of the Guard facility at Burlington International Airport in 2020.
A group of local leaders and others came together to oppose the move. They argued the F 35s were still undergoing refinements and posed a risk to the community. The group also contended the noise the planes make will hurt real estate values and cause health problems.
"No specific time line exists," Stefanek said in an email statement to the Burlington Free Press. "The Secretary of the Air Force will take as much time as necessary to make an informed decision."
Rosanne Greco, a retired Air Force colonel and South Burlington city councilor who opposes the F 35s, said Tuesday that she expects the Air Force will award a squadron of F 35s to the Vermont Air Guard some time this month.
He just doesn't know when the decision will come.
The Vermont Air National Guard facility at Burlington International Airport is the Air Force's preferred candidate among Guard candidates. The planes would replace the Vermont Air Guard's fleet of aging F 16s.
Cray said he believes the Air Force will make a decision sometime this month.
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"I'm waiting for an announcement like everyone else," said Maj. Gen. Steven Cray, the Guard's adjutant general. "I'm confident, but I've been confident for the last two and a half years as well."
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