By Associated Press - Saturday, September 12, 2020

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont Air National Guard will be doing night-time training with F-35 fighter jets this month.

The trainings will take place between Tuesday and Thursday next week and Sept. 22 and Sept. 24. They are scheduled to be completed by 10 p.m. each night, the Guard said.

“We fly at night to maintain night tactical proficiency,” said. Lt. Col. Anthony Marek in written statement. “This is especially important during this time of F-35 transition - we must learn how to employ the tactical advantages gained from the F-35 during both day and night operations.”

The 158th Fighter Wing is required to do night operations to meet Air Force requirements and proficiencies, the Guard said.

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