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F-35 supporters push back against opponents

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A new push in favor of the F-35. The Green Ribbon for the F-35 campaign sent hundreds of postcards to residents in Chittenden County and launched TV ads, hoping supporters of the controversial fighter jet will send them to the Air Force.

The effort comes as opponents staged a noise demonstration earlier this week, blasting a recorded F-35 takeoff to show the noise pollution the jets could bring to communities around the Vermont Air National Guard.

"Having this campaign I've been doing for the past year, there's over 10,000 stickers and ribbons out there. I know the significance of, or the significant amount of support out there. They want to get their opinion know to the Air Force, so I wanted to give them a way to do that," said Nicole Citro of Green Ribbons for the F-35.

Citro says she's raised thousands of dollars for the pro-plane campaign. The Air Force will make the final decision on whether the Vermont Air Guard will get the jets. Comments are due July 15.

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