VTANG announces night training this week and next
A posting on the VTANG Facebook page calls commanders to account
The Vermont Air National Guard posted a news release on their Facebook page announcing both afternoon and night training for two weeks starting tonight. Landings for the night training are scheduled between 8 pm and 10pm according to the news release.
The VTANG news release fails to mention that the vicious 115-decibel F-35 training flights in densely populated cities violate the military’s own most fundamental rules: Commanders are required to separate such operations from populated areas. (DoD Directive 2311.01). Instead, with the ear-and brain-blasting F-35 noise, commanders are knowingly assaulting thousands of civilian families in Vermont's most densely populated cities and nearby towns. While commanders and pilots themselves wear two layers of hearing protection.
The VTANG news release also fails to mention that resolutions opposing the basing and training with the F-35 in cities were adopted in town meeting votes in Burlington and Winooski. Democracy? Human rights? Respect for the rule of law? Not. The daily and nightly training with the F-35 in cities trains the pilots to be completely indifferent to the pain and suffering they inflict on children and adults. Pilots trained in such a way should never be deployed in combat. The F-35 training in cities must be immediately stopped and the commanders responsible prosecuted and incarcerated.
Write or call your public servants and local news media:
Call or email your favorite local news media reporter
Governor Phil Scott 802-828-3333 Chief of Staff <Jason.Gibbs@vermont.gov>
Vermont National Guard's Complaint Line: 802-660-5379 (Note: the Vermont Guard told a reporter that it received over 1400 noise complaints. But the Guard won’t release what people said).
Instead or in addition, submit your report & complaint to the online F-35 Fall 2021-Winter 2022 Report & Complaint Form: https://tinyurl.com/5d89ckj9
See all the graphs and in-your-own words statements on the F-35 Spring-Summer 2021 Report & Complaint Form (513 responses): https://tinyurl.com/3svacfvx.
See links to the graphs and in-your-own words statements on all four versions of the F-35 Report & Complaint Form since Spring 2020, with a total of 1670 responses from 658 different people.
Senator Patrick Leahy 800-642-3193 Chief of Staff <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Senator Bernie Sanders 800-339-9834 <Senator@sanders.senate.gov>
Congressman Peter Welch 888-605-7270 Chief of Staff <email@example.com>
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Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger <email@example.com>
Winooski Mayor Kristine Lott <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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Williston Selectboard Chair Terry Macaig <firstname.lastname@example.org>
VT Senate President Becca Balint <email@example.com>
VT House Speaker Jill Krowinski <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Attorney General TJ Donavan <DonovanTJ@gmail.com>
States Attorney Sarah George <Sarah.email@example.com>
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Adjutant General Brig Gen Gregory C Knight <email@example.com>
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Wing Commander Col David Shevchik email@example.com
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Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall <Frank.Kendall@us.af.mil>