Facts show pain, injury, and distress from F-35 training in a populated area
Surveys, news media reporting, the Winooski town meeting vote, testimony at a Winooski City Council meeting, and admissions by Senator Leahy and the Wing Commander confirm suffering
More than 1,650 submissions to four F-35 Report and Complaint Form surveys since March 2020 have gathered the facts showing that the F-35 training flights amidst densely populated cities cause pain, injury, distress, trauma, and suffering on a mass scale. Here is one of the graphs from the Summer 2020 survey:
These survey results were confirmed by independent reporting on VTDigger:
“Panic attacks. Ringing ears. Shaking walls. Happy 1-year anniversary to the F-35s,” September 27, 2020.
“Pandemic isolation and increased flights spike F-35 noise complaints,” April 27, 2021.
The pain and suffering was also confirmed in a Seven Days cover story, “Sound Effects: In the F-35’s Flight Path, Vermonters’ Lives Have Changed,” July 7, 2021.
The pain and suffering was also confirmed in a 12-minute film, “Jet Line, Voicemails from the Flight Path,” April 15, 2021.
Opposition to the F-35 training flights was confirmed by the 2:1 town meeting vote in Winooski, March 2, 2021, which called on the state to use its constitutional authority over the training of its state national guard “to halt F-35 training flights in a densely populated area, such as Winooski.”
The testimony of 30 residents at a Winooski City Council meeting on September 7, 2021 showed pain, injury, and distress:
As recorded on the 30 minute ABC Café Podcast, “The People of Winooski Share Their Pain and Suffering Under F-35 Operations.”
As reported on Channel 5, “F-35 forum in Winooski brings out residents to voice concerns about jet presence,” September 8, 2021.
As reported on VTDigger, “Winooski area residents voice their opposition to F-35 training flights,” September 9, 2021.
As reported on CancelF35.substack.com, “Commanders offer deeply flawed defense of F-35 training over cities: We are just following orders.”
As video-recorded on Channel 17, “Winooski City Council F-35 Forum.”
Write or call your public servants:
Governor Phil Scott 802-828-3333 Chief of Staff <Jason.Gibbs@vermont.gov>
Vermont National Guard's Complaint Line: 802-660-5379
Add your own report & complaint to the online F-35 Spring-Summer 2021 Report & Complaint Form: https://tinyurl.com/4zjjn39x
See the responses to the F-35 Spring-Summer 2021 Report & Complaint Form (so far 501 responses): https://tinyurl.com/3svacfvx
Senator Patrick Leahy 800-642-3193 Chief of Staff <email@example.com>
Senator Bernie Sanders 800-339-9834 <Senator@sanders.senate.gov>
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