As Madison grapples with its selection as a preferred site for a squadron of the Air Force’s newest fighters and faces a mixture of opposition and support from community leaders, the first of the Air Force’s new F-35 fighter jets touched down in Burlington, Vermont last week.
To learn more about how the F-35 bed-down process worked in Burlington, producer Chali Pittman caught up with Rosanne Greco last Thursday. Greco is a retired US Air Force Colonel who was also the Chair of South Burlington’s city council during the initial siting process over six years ago. They kick off the interview by unpacking the 65 decibel contour, which is projected to affect over 1,300 households and more than 2,700 people on Madison’s east and north sides.
Follow the links to find the Air Force’s Environmental Impact Statement (summary and full) and the City of Madison’s staff analysis.