Vermont Air Guard takes delivery of 3 more F-35 fighter jets

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) The Vermont Air National Guard has taken delivery of three more F-35 fighter jets.

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The Guard says the three jets arrived at the Burlington International Airport at about 3 p.m. Thursday.

Now, the Guard has five F-35s.

By next summer, the Guard is scheduled to have 20 of the aircraft, which replaced the F-16s the Guard flew for decades.

The Vermont Air Guard is the first air guard unit in the country to receive F-35s. The Air Force describes the F-35 as its fifth-generation fighter, combining stealth technology with speed and agility.

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