- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 27, 2018

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - Vermont’s congressional delegation is standing by its decision to support basing F-35 jets at the Burlington Air National Guard Base as the City Council voted to request a cancellation.

The Burlington City Council resolution vote passed 9-3 Monday, after a ballot item asked that the F-35s not be based in Burlington. The resolution requests that the Air Force base an aircraft quieter than the F-35 in Burlington.

The head of the Vermont National Guard says the decision to base the F-35 in Vermont has already been made and the resolution does not the support Guard members and their families.

Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders, Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy and Democratic Rep. Peter Welch said Monday the Guard will work with the community on aircraft basing concerns.

The resolution goes to Democratic Mayor Miro Weinberger for approval.


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