The congressman said he was unaware of the purchase and has donated all profits to a Vermont charity
Shevchik replaced Col. David Smith, who retired after more than 30 years at the Vermont National Guard.
Lt. Col. Jeff Rector, who has been fighting his dismissal for more than three years, alleged he was retaliated against after reporting wrongdoing by members of the Guard’s tightly knit leadership.
Opponents of the controversial fighter jet are staging new public actions while military officials reaffirm the Guard’s mission.
Though he rails against Pentagon spending and it belies his progressive roots, the Democratic presidential candidate has long supported military projects, especially those for his home state.
With the controversial jets set to arrive this month, Weinberger spoke with VTDigger about plans to mitigate noise, economic impacts, and whether he has any lingering concerns about the plane’s reliability.
The Air Force predicted the jet boosters may be used about 50% of the time around the country, much higher than the 5% prediction recently released. A local activist plans to ask for a supplemental environmental assessment.
South Burlington and Winooski officials want Burlington, the owner of the airport, to shoulder the burden of noise mitigation. But Burlington has made no concrete promises.
The Vermont Democrat led a springtime delegation to a ceremony near Ho Chi Minh City, announcing the launch of a 10-year, $183 million initiative to clean up dioxin, the active chemical in Agent Orange.
Faith in the new Vermont National Guard leader is high, though some openly admit that it will be difficult to fully reform an entrenched organization.
Rusch, a psychiatrist, has served in various administrative and clinical roles in his four years at the White River facility
The Burlington-based think tank set up by Jane Sanders and her son after Sen. Bernie Sanders’ 2016 campaign will suspend operations during the 2020 presidential election.
Sanders laid out a platform of his signature proposals and offered new glimpses of his personal life as he launched his second presidential bid.
Rev. Calvin Kemp, a Williamstown pastor, was investigated for allegedly coercing a subordinate at the Guard into a sexual relationship.