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"vermont air national guard" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Was as their store I was not a good day that's lieutenant colonel Nate Smith the pilot of the F. sixteen he was trying to land at the Vermont Air National Guard base my fuel state was at a point where I could probably pull it off but I was going to be a fine in fact he only had about fifteen minutes of fuel left but unexpected nasty weather hit blocking the landing with the identifier venom zero one colonel Smith contacted Boston center in Nashua controllers re directed him to Syracuse but realized without more fuel he might not make it and that's when they're cool heads prevailed they said Hey we've got a tanker about eighty miles off your nose to intercede gas and I was like now the hero controllers have received their do is what we're trying to do we don't do it for recognition we do it because we want to help and we want to keep people safe yesterday New Hampshire senator gene gene presented those controllers with congressional record statement recognizing their heroics Boston is getting its first recreational pot shop yesterday the canvas control commission granted a final licensed to your or what he says to operate in Dorchester meanwhile Dorchester would be the site of Boston's first cannabis testing facility if a company a short testing laboratories gets its way A. T. L. is trying to get community support ahead of submitting an application to Boston city hall next week the company would test small samples from state license suppliers of recreational cannabis Dimitrius below coatis is C. E. O. he says it's a matter of public health it has been reported that they're going for THC related baiting traps in Massachusetts so far and all of those could be could have been mitigated and had they been from proper testing AGL is proposing opening a facility in a vacant building on Freeport street in Dorchester a federal efforts to reduce teen the vaping is now in a fact mirroring rules that were already in place here in Massachusetts the law outlaws the sale of fruit desserts in mint flavored pods with that are popular with teenagers as part of the federal effort to reduce use vaping which help Fishel say has reached epidemic proportions the time now is seven forty nine the WBZ ski report is brought to you by find man's money dot com hi Charlie Ross with the WBZ ski report all's well that ends well.
"vermont air national guard" Discussed on The Dave Gram Show on WDEV
"On Wd FM and am we. We are continuing to our second hour of the program. This morning and I'm glad to say we have with us. Wilson Ring He is Longtime reporter with the associated. Press based in Montpellier charge of the bureau there these days and he also is a bestselling author at least in Waterbury and His his he has a book out. What about Murphy? The Dog Adventures there of and We're told that it is the hottest selling item this holiday season over at the bridge side. Books Br here in In in Waterbury. And so. That's pretty exciting. GotTa say What what does the refreshing on the title of the book? Wilson Ring Catching Murphy catch simple catching Murphy. And and Wilson Ring was very involved in the efforts to get this way. We're dog back into its proper for life and eventually successful after after what was it more than a year right fifty nine days. But WHO's counting. WHO's counting well ring by the way? Thank you very so much for joining minutes morning. Merry Christmas to you America Christmas to you. Thanks for having me day these this is always fun. Yep and the we're we're we're happy to say that We have Wilson in part because not only is a bestselling at least in Waterbury author But he also The as as I mentioned the chief of the Bureau and the Associated Press in Montpellier in every year this time of year the AP produces a list of the top ten Vermont stories of the year and The It's it's quite a project I used to do it when I worked at the AP and we have to sort of come up with nominations. For what the story's might be Maybe pick twenty or thirty and then and then send them out to our member editors and broadcasters around the state folks who are Who use the service and And then Wade and have them fill out Occasionally you'll get requests where people will say. Hey you forgot. To including Gruden the nomination lists the following thing So you maybe put out another drafter. They've it's quite an involved process with all. I'm saying because they can take a couple of weeks to get all of the ballots drafted up and out to are the member editors and broadcasters and then back and tabulated and In one of the one of the sort of nightmare scenarios that I used to have in those days was it's it's December and you think to yourself okay. I'm coming up with a list of the top ten stories of the year. But what if something really giant why it happens on December twenty third after. We've all got all the ballots back then when we do And so sure enough. I never never really came to pass when I was the years. I was doing it that that happened. That December tend to be fairly quiet news month around Vermont but boy this year is an exception to that rule with two big stories. Is this month. And so we'll talk about trying to weave them into the into the list here and Give them the spots they deserve. And so on. But Wilson Ring as things stood sale at the end of November or. Whenever wasn't he started this project? This year What ended up being the top story on this list? Well I think we should mention that. The the BURLINGTON in police social media imbroglio. I don't know what word you want to use to describe it. That happened completely after the ballots were counted so. I'm sure that that would've been high on the list if we would have got it sooner but how high. I don't know but it is certainly worth mentioning that one left. Everyone's heads scratching everyone's scratching their heads. I think certainly did me. And so that would have been included on the list and without a doubt it would have come in. But who knows where the other one was on the list. The after the seventies story about the problems with the corrections department that was did come out before Ballots went out and that did make the top ten here but I think if I would have come out a little later or the ballots would have gone out a little later it would have been it would have come in higher than than it did because The first story was one thing but then we learned more afterwards so that delayed it a little bit are I think kept it down from what it was is all that being said The top ten story as voted by the members of the Associated Press and this was open to any employee the of any AP member in Vermont. was the arrival of the F. Thirty five's at for the Vermont. Air National Guard at the BURLINGTON International Airport and South Burlington. Obviously this is something that had been discussed for a long time. There's been a lot of opposition a lot of concerns about how noisy the planes are some. I'm felt they would be say they would be unsafe. Because they're new and untested weapons systems And some feared that working the kinks out of the planes. It's over a residential area that has well residential urban area that has greater Burlington could be a problem but the first two arrived in September September since then three more have arrived They are noisy but everyone knew they were going to be noisy are they. noisier than the F. Sixteens. I don't know I've heard them fly over. I couldn't tell the difference But they are there and They will be there with Vermont. National Guard barring who knows what for are probably thirty years anyway which is how long they had the after F. sixteens story number one Okay that and and that's an interesting one because Since their arrival has been there been there really hasn't been a lot more stories about them have there. I'm not not really Now that they're here it's you you've gotta wait and see. We've asked about no as complaints after they return. Turn or they arrived. I should say after fighter jets returned but it was hard to compare apples to apples. You know because they would get noise complaints from the F.. Sixteens the National National Guard would and it was hard to figure out if the if if it was different if they were the same ones or or how they would have compared to each other and they only have a few so far by the time all of them arrived there will be twenty by mid year. Twenty twenty And then they will be flying regularly and then we'll see how they're settled how they settle in it it's it's a happening thing. And I've seen other other stories have have a similar trajectory over the over the years where. There's an awful lot of controversy up to the moment when something happens and then something happens happens and it becomes just sort of part of the fabric and and people go on with their lives and And that's the way things often break but Certainly certainly a lot of heated debate about those planes up to their arrival and maybe It will continue depending on sort of how they how how well they work. And how well How well the fit in with the with the community after all Number two story of the year looks like on the list. Here was the the Catholic Church trying to come up with some sort of a I don't know final reckoning or something On all its problems with sexual abuse of kids and What would happen to hear? That was a very close second in the balloting that one different ballad could have swapped opt out one for the F thirty five's and been the top story but I think we'd been waiting for this people who watch these things the news people and those who are interested for a long time. I mean there have been Abuse allegations surrounding the church for a long time. We know they've settled a lot of lawsuits. They had to sell well. The the diocese had to sell a lot of property to pay some of those settlements And so the diocese I think to its credit set Out to look and to try to produce as comprehensive a report as possible and They found that since So they had. I don't know how many people were involved all did half a dozen anyway They've found since nineteen fifty they found credible and substantiated allegations of sexual abuse of minors honors against forty priests since nineteen fifty all but one of those allegations secured occurred Prior to two thousand and none of the individuals also involved are still in ministry Most of the people are dead. And those who aren't Most of them are quite elderly so And more is going to happen. I mean on this topic. You might recall that. The Attorney General's office launched an investigation of its own after after the Reports came out about abuse at the Saint Joseph's orphanage in Burlington. A couple summers ago so that report that I think was supposed supposed to be focused on the orphanage but when people come forward I'm sure they'll be they'll tell the investigators in that case more than about just things happening at the orphanage yeah number three top story in the year. US Senator Bernie Sanders the Vermont Independent. WHO's making the second run for? The Democratic presidential nomination suffered suffered a heart attack while campaigning in the Vata came back to Vermont for several weeks of recuperation before he returned to the campaign trail and The the heart attack doesn't really seem to have phased them did it. Would we know about this. No it doesn't seem to have faced him. That's Bernie though you know burning. It's Bernie's repressive Russell. I think it's hard to keep him down And I think that was a shock to burning literally and figuratively having a heart attack and his campaign And Berney be came back to Vermont for a few days and Nar couple of weeks actually after the heart attack to recover his And and He's back out on the road and appears to be as a as Bernie as ever back on it is it does not seem to have slowed down. Yeah and Certainly a lot of folks These days The great medical care available in in our country in the world these days People survive heart attacks. It used to be Something that and it still is a is a fatal event for for some folks but many many people Have Heart trouble and then come back from it and And liver another you know for decades more so that's You know I and obviously we all we all love wished the best of health to the Bernie Sanders and and Anybody else similar circumstances You WanNa you WANNA see people recover from something like that and March on so there you go that's But boy it reminds me of the nineteen sixty seven red sox. There was that famous poem. MM-HMM I think Ken Coleman route sided about how they they sounded attack and came battling back and they call them the cardiac kids so If I recall Dave you could recite recite.
"vermont air national guard" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"California's climate impacts are not extraordinarily distinct from those found in other states and the same way that its smog impacts are it makes sense the Congress carved out waiver authority for California two dresses unique local problems it does not make sense to use that authority to try to address national and global issues like greenhouse gas emissions is time to put California's waiver back in its box the box the Congress always intended it to stand California's unique extraordinary criteria air pollutant issues top California officials and environmental groups have already pledged legal action to stop the role black or the roll back at U. S. transportation sector it's the nation's biggest single source of greenhouse gases. a former American Airlines mechanic who prosecutors say may have some links to terrorists is due to enter a plea to charges he sabotaged an aircraft with one hundred fifty people aboard an arraignment hearing is set today for sixty year old Abdul Majeed Maruf Akhmed aligning he's charged with deliberately disabling the Boeing seven thirty seven at Miami internet International Airport in July because as he told investigators he was upset about an ongoing labor dispute which was denying him overtime work the prosecutors unveiled evidence earlier this week indicating that the Iraqi American may be sympathetic to terror groups such as ISIS along he faces twenty years if convicted other Vermont Air National Guard is taking delivery of the first two of an eventual twenty F. thirty five fighter aircraft it's the first guard unit to receive the next generation fighter aircraft were flown to Burlington International Airport in Vermont Thursday from the factory in fort worth Texas and Airbnb says it plans to go public in twenty twenty all long awaited move by the home sharing company that's both loved and well not so much loved for its disruption of the hotel business Airbnb disclosed the news in a brief statement Thursday the San Francisco based company was launched in two thousand eight for behind the scenes look at America's first news head on over to a F. and now dot com reach out to me on Twitter or Facebook anytime I met Matt ray talk use the hashtag AFN shelters have been set up in southeast Texas that's to provide a haven for people displaced by heavy rain and flooding from the remnants of tropical storm Imelda the storm being blamed for two deaths we will have the latest coming up in Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau continues his apology tour for dressing up in brown and black face that's all on the way grab a coffee let's go you're listening to America's first news TGIF. America's first news will be right back I'm getting older and noticing that my body just doesn't work as well as it used to so I like to keep fit is possible by hitting the gym a few times a week recently I started having a nagging bicep pain and it got so bad I couldn't even lift the weights when I was complaining about it to a friend he told be about angel pram he said chelation helps remove toxins heavy metals and cholesterol in veins and arteries that may cause blockages you know after just one week of taking angel prim the pain was gone and now I'm back in the.
"vermont air national guard" Discussed on Newsradio 950 WWJ
"Great I really appreciate that when people come by and blow the horn is is is a sign of them supporting. the ripple effect from the strike is beginning to affect some suppliers next year says it'll lay off the workers at yesterday GM put about twelve hundred workers on temporary layoff at the Ontario plant your Toronto that makes the Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks. W. J. news time now ten thirty five the trump administration gave notice today that it will require all states to adhere to a national standard for fuel emissions this morning's announcement was made by the EPA and Wheeler revising the standards will reduce the price of new vehicles the average sticker price of a new vehicle reached thirty nine thousand five hundred and the first half of this year this is simply out of reach for many American families the new requirement follows a buy one day the federal government's revocation of California's waiver on emissions after California said its own it tougher standards than those required even by the Obama administration. Iranians are threatening an all out war if the US retaliates over the attacks against Saudi oil facilities secretary of state Mike Pompeii a wrapped up a trip to the region today by insisting that he's trying to find a diplomatic approach I was here at active diplomacy while the foreign minister of Iran is threatening all out war to fight to the last American we're here to build a coalition aimed at achieving peace in a peaceful resolution of this that's my mission set US officials are backing Saudi Arabia's right to defend itself after attacks on its oil industry they claim originated from Iran Iran continues to deny any involvement the Vermont Air National Guard due to receive the first two of what will become twenty F. thirty five fighter jets the first unit to receive the next generation fighter aircraft will be based at the Burlington International Airport and being flown to Vermont today from the factory in fort worth Texas the planes are crowning achievement for the Vermont guard after years of hard work planning and missions in their previous aircraft F. sixteens flew continuously for weeks over New York after the nine eleven attacks. Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau says that he's deeply or deeply regrets and should have known better in his apology for wearing brown face to make up for a school event when he was twenty nine when he was a twenty nine year old teacher decades ago Trudeau battling for reelection next month. the CDC's Selena Shivaji says it's too soon to know how voters will respond to his revelation the next few days will be crucial on the campaign trail how much the other leaders will keep bringing this up we saw the conservative leader and you share basically saying that the show's just refer to lack judgment lacks integrity and doesn't have the authority to govern. a picture of Prudhoe in brown face is included in the west point grey academy two thousand one private school yearbook. WWJ news time is now at ten thirty eight still to come here on newsradio nine fifty it was a scary situation for passengers on a delta flight yesterday will have the very latest on that just ahead. W. W. J. news time is now ten thirty eight traffic.
"vermont air national guard" Discussed on The Dave Gram Show on WDEV
"It's the day graham show w._d. F._m. and a._m. We are back for the second hour program on this august the eighth two thousand nineteen thursday morning and wanna take another minute here with colonel david smith vermont air national guard because we got a question from hills in duxbury right at the top of the hour there and we had to the go-to news and it didn't really have a chance for the colonel to to address the concerns voiced by the caller and colonel glad you stay with us another another minute or two and and just <hes> he was he seemed to be concerned that their that because of changes in instrumentation at the airport there is a flight path that goes right over his house in duxbury and he's not much what's going on here yeah and i think there's a little cutout just with the that transition there but i think i got the gist of the question you know i flew the f sixteen for twenty five years in in burlington and sola instrument approach changes and i think <hes> what nails is if i got the pronunciation right is hearing is <hes> you know in inclement lament weather <hes> and at night if the active runway is landing to the north runway three three the instrument approach procedure and it's it's published. It's not by our choice. It's what the procedure is. Brings us almost right over camel's hump when you're on the approach of it's good weather. You look off your right. Weighing in camel. Trump is right there so you're twenty he twenty five miles almost thirty miles south coming in on a really long straight in approach. I'm assuming that the caller is home is probably on that approach and that's also approach that civilian airplanes fly as well so i'm a i'm pretty sure that's what he's hearing and that's really driven by you know are using new approaches driven by weather and darkness. Frankly <hes> for safety think. Mills may be back with us <hes>. Are you else thank you. I wanted to clarify what i was trying to say. <hes> th that description is completely -pletely accurate commercial as well as private in military stuff <hes> flies up right up above point i was trying to make is <hes> when i got in touch with the light kernels at the at the garden and talk to them. They would say well two things they would say. We fly is quietly as we can and the f._a._a. Tells us what to do the guys in the tower b._t._v. or giving us our approach back and that's what we follow <hes> when and i got in touch with the f._a._a. They said oh no guard tells us what they wanna do and we we produce <hes> <hes> the the paperwork and what have you <hes> <hes> to to let them come and go as they say so my my take from that is i wasn't getting a straight answer from the garden. I wasn't getting a straight answer from the f._a._a. And that's why i come up with the term sandbagging there's probably less polite terms for it but at that moment and this goes back sixteen or seventeen years. I've got in touch with our congressional delegation. They were completely absolutely no help at all <hes> and despite the fact that i probably voted for them all uh-huh and i realized that even top management at g. tang wasn't being honest <hes> their claim that they're claiming last just last sentence promise their claim that they attempt to be good neighbours in my view is is <hes> not backed up by their activity and and the way they carry on that's all i have to say thanks for okay. Thank you go well as colonel yeah. No we are actually being honest and what i would say to your to your question. I think think there was one in there. Was it really depends so sometimes we ask the air traffic control specifically how we wanna fly into the airport but in your situation if inclement weather or night radar vector two very specific points on that instrument approach procedure for safety that <hes> were vectored onto in the air traffic control control does it so it's really a combination we do fly the airplane as quietly and to mitigate our impact as best we can <hes> to the community and then <hes> and we fly sometimes we were able to ask for specific procedures sometimes air traffic control dictates so it's a combination but there's dishonesty in responses or on on that i'm going to have to change our <hes> our topic here. We've got <hes> bob ney from talk media news on the line. I do wanna get the bob. Thank you very much for coming in. I really appreciate it colonel. David smith of the <hes> vermont air national guard and he has been our guest for the last half hour so the dave ramsey show. Let's change over now to our good friend above me from as emission from me news good morning bob good morning how are you. I'm doing pretty well over <hes> we've been having a little conversation about <hes> both military and civilian air traffic traffic into our <hes> burlington international airport up here in vermont so if you were really curious what you're talking about. That's that's what's that's the subject anyway. I wanted to change over here ear to your presentation. Which in you all as i mentioned you send me very kindly sent me. An email shows up early in the morning. Tell me a little bit about what we're talking about. It looks like a couple of the democratic candidates candidates. Are maybe raising us. <hes> started out with the white nationalist to now. We're going straight to the white supremacist from this is <hes> charges against president trump for beta o'rourke end is senator elizabeth warren <hes> and anybody else piling on by now well. No i mean joe. Biden has sent some things about the you know. President is stirring things up and about raising things but the two hardest hitting <hes> from what i've seen so far of the twenty is definitely those worn born and beta award and of course beethoven orca to some percent elizabeth warren so you know higher in the polling i only mention that because sometimes when the one percent or two percent as we're calling them people say something <hes> that that's sort of like okay they're saying something just to get up there but but <hes> elizabeth warren obviously has a lot of <hes> of of points and stature within the democratic constituency so yeah they come out pretty hard hitting of course the president you know being the president will punch back. I haven't seen that much back at elizabeth warren warm but i did with beta prime make fun of his name. The nickname dato which is a a you know a spanish. I think latino <hes> name for short for roberto as i am it's actually robert and they're all any and and i think he <hes> he gets a little bit of credit that goes beyond the one or two percent and wherever he's at the polls <hes> because he is actually from el paso so this is we're talking from yeah so and and then you tell us why it matters several twenty twenty candidates have denounced trump for racism but the communists warned iraq mark the strongest condemnation yet of trump job in his divisive rhetoric and anti immigration policies <hes>. I guess they're sort of the leading edge of this thing right now. Then is is that right or they are of this course by like set binding <hes> you know his office has some things and and every democratic candidate is going to be naturally ask the president is he leaves. Nothing unanswered. He didn't go back at every single thing even when some times he should let things go you know he he won't now on these. He's what i believe. I don't think he's obviously going to let things go or would you know with with what they're saying so he's gonna hit back out notice time when all the dust settles on this though the issues out there a gun legislation what happened with it yeah and that is that is sort of the other aspect of this thing is what will change if anything on the ground i mean you know you can argue all day about the degree to which the president is the race a racist or white supremacist or whatever his defenders as we'll say neither is true i think if you look at the record of <hes> you know his activities and statements going back to the nineteen seventies when he was sue his landlord in new york for refusing to rent the people of color in central park jogger case and all all these different utterances as president <hes> equating counter protesters stories with the white the white <hes> the neo nazis who marched on charlottesville just a couple of a couple of years ago <hes> on and on i mean it seems like there's an awfully offi long record there for someone who wants to claim not to be a white supremacist or a racist but anyway <hes> your your take on this right now. Is that <hes> woman. What is likely is anything like that happen on on for instance gun control legislation well. Here's what's gonna make fascinating <hes>. If you look at <hes> ah you know. I don't claim to have known <hes> trump because i don't <hes> but i do know people that have worked. You know obviously for <hes> president trump and you try got it. Learn a little bit about the psyche of the person. I think we all know his psyche now how he kind of operate but if you look at history look he was not the republican choice if you say conservatives and republicans say ted cruz or lindsey graham. You don't say you know you really don't even say jeb bush but you don't take donald donald trump for sure and trump's had a history of certain things at the convention he came out for l._b._j. Writes <hes> right at the podium. I was aired intervention hurting and and then the gun the gun lobby and <hes> also people you know who supports second amendment and against gun control. Do you ever way you wanna frame it. They've all all be really suspicious trump because he's a new yorker you know i heard that he was criticized today by some within the because assis- coming out and talking about background checks and things so my bottom line to that is i think he is pliable on certain things i think he is and i think if congress this acts that they may get re receptivity to this issue because again he's not a forever died in the the wall. You know second amendment guy now. If you wanna comparing this what the right we'll tell you if you want to compare numbers with war you know well. I can't say bernie sanders. He's had a different ever record but elizabeth warren or something on the issue then yeah then trump's going to be a big second amendment person but in all reality he may signed some things yeah that's interesting something would have to come up onto the congress meaning getting so getting absolutely yeah yes and and and that may be where the we're the roadblock would be on this kind of stuff right. I think so and but then again they have twenty two seats open the senator rob portman of ohio. This has happened in his assam state dayton ohio. This puts a lot of pressure on people to do something. Yeah now trump's going after the mayor of dayton. I guess now is that right. Yeah this this one i didn't i really didn't well. There's a couple of things i didn't get first of all senator sherrod brown. I have known for forty years. I served with even three different capacities. I've known her forever <hes> and so shared said.
"vermont air national guard" Discussed on The Dave Gram Show on WDEV
"Burlington and they'll be arriving what to buy two over subsequent months or a few at a time or yeah basically over essentially the next year to buy two so okay roughly. Two airplanes <unk> plans a month so a little less than a year from now. We'll have the full complement of f <hes> f thirty five on base and how many will be. That's twenty total. It's an it's an eighteen aircraft. The squadron with twenty total airplanes okay so the two are like sub observed just with just with normal maintenance procedures. The two are just to flow into the normal normal <hes> training schedule and plan maintenance and things like that and these replace the f._16.'s which has been a feature of the local life up in the burlington area for a long time now they do you know the f. sixteens. We flew proudly for thirty three years. <hes> i remember when i was a u._v._m. Is when we got the airplanes and they've been part of the of our base certainly in our mission that community for the last three decades and just back in april we <hes> the last four f._16.'s departed so we have no right now i saw in your in your in your bio that <hes> lieutenant clark chelsea clark the public relations person for vermont national guard kindly shared with me that you actually earn have been an f sixteen pilot pilot <hes> you must have had little pangs of nostalgia. Whatever in the last of the f. sixteens flew off in april right i did do you know when you think about <hes> events. We've had <hes> celebrations. That was being my career. Probably the <hes> the best one i was ever at we had our community. There are retirees were there are members were there their families and we really celebrated celebrate what it took to you know safely and professionally maintain and fly that <hes> really outstanding airplane for thirty three years and we all gathered on the flight line to watch the last four airplanes leave there were tears in the crowd loudness daljit an is a really proud of what we do proud of <hes> of i'm proud of the whole aw all our airmen and families in the community. It's taken a real community effort to do this and this flying mission certainly with the f sixteen for more than thirty years yeah that i mean that's a that that is a long a long t tour for for those that particular plane and so <hes> and and you know as i say they have been they have been the thing <hes> <hes> this sort of leading <hes> feature i guess in some ways of the vermont air national guard's activities up there and so <hes> and and now you've you have this summer where you're basically <hes> in this interregnum period between the f. sixteens and the and the f thirty five <hes> what's going on up there. This summer we are is our things a little too quiet. Yeah you know it's it's interesting you know having a flying mission you know you get into the daily operations so that it's really busy <hes> <hes> and so not having airplane since april. It's definitely different. You know our airmen liked to be working in in on airplanes flying airplanes and other parts of the base that support commission so really what our focus has been. I mean it's been for the last ten nearly ten years but this specifically the summer is in the final touches on the base <hes> <hes> from a facility perspective to be ready for the f thirty five's to land and and also a training perspective to make sure that our airman <hes> individually already <hes> for one on that day happens we already have nearly fifty airmen that are already qualified on on the to work on the f thirty five. We have pilots that are already flying. The f thirty five different locations nations the and now it's a matter of <hes> those folks are the majority those folks are back home and it's getting the wing ready in preparations for the the first two airplanes to land because really once they land. We really kick into gear that to train up the rest of the base to be ready for this new mission. There will be different. Maintenance aspects obviously sleep. These planes are significantly different in some of their aspects right yeah they are. You know you know at its foundation. It's a it's a it's an airplane <hes> and there's a pilot in it and and and there's maintenance professionals that maintain and support teams to maintain it but there are differences there's some new career fields with the f thirty five <hes> some of the legacy or the f sixteen <hes> career fields of gone away and been replaced so and just the way the overall. It's still you know parts and supply and maintenance actions but the way the the program is managed is logistically is slightly different. It's a <hes> so that's new but you know to me at the end of the day it's <hes> wrenches and it's <hes> you know turning and launching and recovering recovering airplanes and and fixing them and and maintaining a fleet health which were really really good at and have the airman been an air women. I don't the term of art but <hes> we ehrman yeah. Okay our our folks are folks going elsewhere for training or the training coming to the base in in burlington. What's what's the that's a great question. It's a little both we had the foresight a few years ago to send almost fifty airman out back on active duty so they actually left the guard then went back on active duty and we're at roughly half a dozen f thirty five bases around the country to get qualified on work on the f thirty five for over three years and those airmen airman are back so we have folks that have left the base to train. We also have some hands on training. That's happening with folks celebration that have gone to school and then gone to an f thirty five base to get hands on training training and then the big movement for the wing is essentially immediately after the airplanes land here in september about two hundred of our airmen will be <hes> go through what's called a <hes> field training training team and that's where we have thirty five qualified instructors will come onto the base and for ninety days right through the end of the calendar year we'll train the base on the specifics of f thirty five actions across multiple multiple career fields and then beyond that we keep our folks and get them on what's called seasoning days to really top off the final training so it's a combination of a ah both on base and off-base training.
"vermont air national guard" Discussed on The Dave Gram Show on WDEV
"It's the Dave Ramsey show w. g. e. and we are back for the final segment of the day Graham show on this Wednesday morning July the thirty first two thousand and nineteen and try to reach out to our next guest year <hes> <hes> Dr John Lewis Royer or ruler. We gotta get a pronunciation from him before we get on the Air I hope <hes> and we're having a little trouble making that connection right now and <hes> so I would say that if anybody with Physicians for social responsibility or the any of the groups Exeter Planning on participating in the in the demonstration of coming on Sunday about the F thirty five <hes> in coming into the BURLINGTON international airport the fighter the jets due to base there just a little over a month starting in September. They're going to bring in the first couple gathering ended be continuing to deploy the planes over the next this year or so has been a lot of discussion around this concerns about noise coming from a louder fighter jet coming in and out of the Vermont National Guard Airbase Ace in the Burlington International Airport recently there been some concerns voiced by critics of this idea <hes> because there's fears that these the planes may be armed with <hes> nuclear warheads and that the that that shouldn't be doing that in a heavily populated area like Jitney County <hes> we also reached out to the Vermont Air National Guard our National Guard spokesperson haven't unheard back <hes> one of the Miro Weinberger the Mira Burlington <hes> to talk to us on the air. He's a supporter of bringing the F thirty five fighter jets. It's to the airport and we're told that the mayor's away this week so we're sort of striking out on getting defenders on I was thinking about what we might do is have these critics on right now and then and then <hes> we are <hes> I I believe we may actually have the the good doctor on the air and <hes> wanted to find out <hes> first off the do I haven't read as a doctor John Ritter John Hi how you doing good I appreciate it. I'm glad we were able to make the connection you are. I I was just saying I wanNA finish this one thought with our share with our listeners that you are I gather a critic of the idea of bringing his thirty five fighter jets to the BURLINGTON Arlington International Airport <hes> there are many critics out there but they're also defenders of this plan and and <hes> we reached out to a couple of folks over the last couple of days to see see if they could join us striking out so far and getting getting supporters to join us for this next segment of the program but <hes> <hes> we're not going to give up. We're we're GONNA maybe perhaps in the early next week after your demonstration that you're gonNa tell us about <hes> see we can get some reaction from from folks who are in favor of this idea of bringing these fighter jets to the to the Vermont Air National Guard base. I should explain that we try to and I've done this many times. I was on the program before we do try to respect a full range of points of view here on the day grab show on W._d.. F._M. and A._M.. And and <hes> <hes> Dr Ruhr are you are a critic. Tell us your your plan for Sunday and why you're exercised enough about this to participate in this demonstration demonstration well. I'm a retired emergency physician and that she's finished my career join occupational medicine protecting people from environmental at work hazards and and whe- when I see this playing here it's just so wrong for this place at so many levels that it's hard to hard to comprehend we much longer show just to go over overall the facts and details about why things and come so it's pretty hard to to defend but what I wanted to talk about today was an opportunity Sunday for people to let their voices be heard because when it comes down to for me now is this is a matter of democracy <hes> been working on this issue for a long time and and people have spoken local councils of towns that mostly affected by this plane of the people themselves and <hes> referendum referendum and Burlington. They've all said that they either don't want this plane here. They weren't delayed until we know more about it. Safety record and the politicians have simply refuse to listen so our events Sunday is a fun rally basically to say that the people themselves have to defend their space <hes> the the name of noticed people for Peace and security and Guardians of the planet and the environment here. The politicians are too beholden to moneyed interests <music>. This is a money maker for a lot of people suffer. E Five is the most expensive weapons systems in history so there's so much money at so many levels it's very hard for people who are behold the money interest to speak against it whereas the people that are actually affected by coming here that are in danger of it who will be harmed by it are are very much against it. We're not being heard so this is a rally invite everyone to come out to this event this Sunday between four and six. Here's some great music just to be with one another to let our voices be heard that the powers that be in where's it happening. It's happening at a field or open space across awesome. The airport where South Burlington used to have affordable housing the F._A.. Determined that with the F. Sixteens here it was too noisy is considered a fifth for residential use. People shouldn't live in such space so the F._A._A.. Paid people <hes> to eliminate two hundred it houses in the area around the airport so we face that people used to live that won't and it's important to note that with yes thirty five coming which.
"vermont air national guard" Discussed on The Dave Gram Show on WDEV
"Ever goes over us, you can seem over all the time, so important safety ru you know. And so they gotta be somewhere. I don't love the noise, but I mean it's gotta be somewhere and it's here, we should be, we should be proud to host, you know, the, the Air National Guard near for really should so I wanna ask you about the after he fights can those things speak off straight from the ground, straight up like a helicopter there. No wings like that. No, no. There's, there's various versions of the f thirty five the Vermont Air National Guard or receiving the f thirty five a aircraft. Those do not take off vertically the navy version of that aircraft is what you're referring to, but, but the Air National Guard at Burlington airport is. Not receiving those receiving the first air force version, which is the f thirty five a right? The noise that they make taking a lower rumbling noise and enough sixteen. That, that's my personal opinion of, of that. But gee, I think it is a, a lower noise. And like I was talking with Dave earlier those a little bit quicker down the runway with all four of of them. But that, that would be my personal thought. Sixteen in the years, they are. Yeah. You know, that, that would be getting into the technicalities of how that the fighter aircraft works, which I certainly am not a fighter pilot. Gonna be getting those total of eighteen f thirty five will be stationed at the airport should be proud to have. I think you know, the for safety of the country, and people don't even think about the safety. You know if we didn't have them there'd be trouble. Jacksonville. Thank you for the call. Appreciate your input. Let's go to Bruce from Essex, good morning, Bruce. Good morning chance. How are ya? Excellent. How you doing? Good, dave. So I'm glad that you're doing well asleep. Thank you very much. I missed you. And, and obviously and here when you came back if you mentioned things, but it must have had a tough time and, and I'm, I'm glad you're back to and it's it feels good. And I really as mentioned Monday, when which was my first day back after couple months, I had to thank all these guests hosts it was great to see the way the community kind of stepped up and said, yeah, okay. We, we everybody grabs a war. You know. So that was awesome, Nick where do you live? I live in. Jester about a mile north of the of the airport infect. Right. Under the flight path of. Now, one one, one of the interesting things about this whole f thirty five thing there's a group of scholars talked about something called Doma side was with the D And other words, it's an assault on homes. And this is absolutely an assault on neighborhoods and an airport that is in the midst of Utah population very close population. And I know people say, oh, yeah. We've got to defend our country. They will there are alternate of basing strategies for the f thirty five and the thing that gets me about this is I still think it's about real estate. You had a big real estate developer who was a big proponent of this, or any Pomerleau cousin Pat layhee, the Boston Globe mentioned that connection lay. He really is the guy responsible for bringing it to the airport, and disrupting those neighborhoods. And those three communities. So I just think that there were alternatives. I don't. Always a trust the information we get from the establishment, I live ten miles from the airport. So this is not a Nimby issue. But I do have some compassion for the people in those neighborhoods, and the talk about inside mitigation is one thing. But what about when people are in their yards and walking, and things like that, it really is an intrusion on home or dome aside. So thanks, guys. All right. Thank you for the call, Bruce. Hey, Nick, I wanted to get back to, you know, you've got a lot of data here on your on your on your computer. I see set up in front of you. And I'm just wondering, you know, obviously lot of effort went into collecting saying expensive cetera of what, what do you do with all this now? Sure. Like I said, in the beginning, this is really step, one of a two step process, and, and step one, obviously, is this noise exposure map, and this, this entire document here, step two is the noise compatibility program. And that document is vital to this effort on what to do within that sixty five Dan online, and there's various options that were were proposing and we've worked with all surrounding communities communities in the leadership within those communities to come up with solutions that the FAA also accepts, and of course, the federal funding is coming from the FAA. So whatever these programs are which right now we're proposing a sound insulation. What's called sales assistance, and purchase assurance, those three programs? I is eventually going to be funded by the FAA, and then eventually supported and move forward to the residents within the area. We did mention that a few times at the meetings last week, and that's our next up for later this year. I know the airport is already over the years. Bought up a whole bunch of homes in the immediate neighborhood surrounding. It is that going to is that going to is that span. No, it's not actually and, and, you know, the last step of the process. And even the homes that we've already purchased we have to dentists in show, the FA, what we're using for those properties, those properties are classified, according to the FA as a noise buffer zone, meaning they're not really going to be developed at all. They're going to be a buffer zone, which is a natural zone between residential zoned areas and really a commercial or industrial zone, which is the airport these other programs are going to be really put out into the community so that folks haven't option and have multiple options to choose from. But the one thing that we are not proposing any more acquisitions and removals of those houses we've heard loud and clear from the neighbors from the surrounding municipalities, and of course, from our mayor, and my director VA Shen, that this is not an option, and it really logically is no longer, feasible, no longer Feazel to, to expand that, that so what happens with the homes that were bought into now sitting idle we actually have no way of. Just a few houses remaining. In fact, only two houses remaining and we're working with some of the tenants that are occupying those houses other than that, there are no homes that we own that are, are just sitting there vacant Moise. Okay. Well. Well, it sounds like you, you have a ah process here, which will unfold over the coming months, and years..
"vermont air national guard" Discussed on The Dave Gram Show on WDEV
"Bit spillover from the first segment here this morning, I still got another caller on the line who actually was called in before the break and pre sheet the patients of Rama from Williamstown is with us. Good morning Rama. His Rama still with us. Maybe not. Okay. Alright. Well, moving right along. Then we have another guest coming in for this next segment of the day. Graham show here WD FM and AM and. I think this is gonna be interesting. I'm gonna learn a lot. I open listeners can as well, and it has to do with the noise from an airport, and the airport in this case is really Vermont's only significant airport, handling international and intercity major intercity travel, that's the Burlington international airport, of course, which is actually located outside of the city, and mainly in south Burlington, and Nick Longo is the deputy director of aviation for the airport, the number two guy there and last week, the or came out with a new new sound map, indicating where the where the sound shed from planes, coming in and out, actually has its biggest impacts than maybe some play lesser impacts etcetera to find out a lot about this. Obviously, there's a significant concern about sound from planes, coming in and out with the rival schedule start later this year of the F thirty five fighter jets at the Vermont Air National Guard base up there. So that, that also enters into this conversation as well. Nick longo. Thank you very much for Dr and making the drive down their Waterbury this morning. Of course, a good drive beer. And so tell us a little bit about what this was last week, you is this, a regular thing. Do you come out with us on map every X number of years or was this tied to the thirty five or what prompted this? Yeah. You actually did a good job summarizing their in, and you're right every every five years, typically, the Federal Aviation Administration FAA likes to see new noise exposure, maps produced, there's, there's a few steps as you can imagine the logistics of, of working with the federal government and working with this documentation and approval process. This is step one of this. What's called the fourteen c afar? Part one fifty or part, one fifty for short. So this is step one producing a noise exposure map, which is just not the maps alone, but also the documentation and the justification behind the maps, all available and located at BTV sound dot com. You can download. Maps in the documentation, and then the TV sound dot com. So if somebody actually is really curious at the, the, you know, the technical aspects here, you could probably log on right now. Go to Google and BTV sound dot com. And, and you could probably follow along some of this conversation here and now on that website, BTV sound dot com. I there's an interactive feature to you can actually type in your address, and see exactly where on the noise exposure, map, your addresses, and in what contour not line. Those lines of circles around the airport are called contour line. So, so what happens is the first step is the noise exposure, map. We complete this map, which is what was released in published last week. The next step, which is later this year and will be published, and submitted to the FAA later this year is what's called a noise compatibility program, forgive me, 'cause I'm probably going to use a lot of acronyms. So, so stop me if I do that noise compound. Ability program is really what says it says, what are we going to do within the contour lines? Mitigation efforts are available through the federal government inside that contour line, the whole premise, the whole reason the airport, or what we call the war called is the airports sponsor, according to the FA, the whole reason behind this program is to access federal funding for noise mitigation, and that's exactly why we've, we've produce these maps in hand, these public meetings. Okay. Well, there's a lot to unpack here for sure. But let me let me go back to kind of a very basic question. Which is when you when you develop these maps. Do do you have folks who actually go out into the neighborhoods with instruments to measure decibels, or I mean, how do you actually do this? No, that's a great question. A common question that we've received over over the years this no the is no, what the, the FAA allows and the only method the FAA allows is a computer modeled system. So this entire map, is computer modeled. And when I say that it really is, there are sound tests develop on each aircraft type that's inside of this model, but that's not done necessarily right here at the airport, this map itself is produced with computer modeling all identified and regulated by the FAA, tell me about, you know, one of the one of the real concerns here. I mean, part of this conversation, obviously has to go to the thirty five and thirty five are known to be quite noisy. We had a visit last week, which you can talk about in a couple of minutes, but as a general thing, I, I've been curious. To know if I, I last flew out of Burlington, I think we flew Charlotte North Carolina, a couple months ago, I don't remember the, the kind of aircraft. It was it was. Is probably a what's called an amber, amber, amber, how, how many times louder is than F thirty five. And that thing I on, then the amber 175. Well, we'll certainly it's no secret that, that military and more specifically fighter aircraft from the military are certainly a different noise produced an and certainly louder than than typical commercial. Or airline is there can you provide sort of two times louder three times four times outer thing? Yeah. It's, it's all dependent on, on really where you're located right? Because perc- the perception of noise is all depending on where you're located, what the weather is it cetera et cetera. And in general, you know, a maximum decibel level of, of an F thirty five is certainly into the one hundred range one hundred twenty decibel range, not a single event level. And again, that's all perception and it's all. Based on where exactly you're located. Whereas a commercial jet is going to be right around there, hovering around the hundred decibel range, maybe a little bit lower. And again, it all depends on where you're located what type of aircraft. And certainly what types of engines are on that over commercial jet is around one hundred and in the f thirty five is around one hundred one hundred twenty that doesn't sound like a huge difference, unless we're talking about a measurement system that I think of a seismic, when earthquakes go from seventy eight that's a that's what a tenfold jump, right? And that's exactly right. Those decibel levels are not necessarily you're not seeing twenty decibels. You know, for to the average mind is not twenty decibel increase. That's, that's an exponential increase with decibel okay as you. So it's again, the numbering system is probably more similar to that seismic measuring. That's a good analogy. Yeah. Interesting. Okay. So, so, in other words, one twenty is a lot louder than a hundred is that it's a lot, louder and really going. Back to these maps, were not measuring single event levels were in what the FAA allows us to do what they regulate us to do is taking the average over three hundred sixty five days over twenty four hour day of every single aircraft used at the Burlington airport that includes the Embraer that you flew down to Charlotte. That doesn't include when the sixteen were here. There's a map out on the web site that includes that, and of course, it includes the forecast of the f thirty five's in any future airline coming into the airport all average over three hundred sixty five days. Well, so a lot of data goes into this calculation a tremendous amount of data goes into the calculation. And that's why when you actually look at the map, you're not going to see one hundred or plus decibel levels. You're gonna see what's called a D N L level. And that DNA level is essentially Stanford day night, level or day night average level. And that's exactly what I just. Mentioned a twenty four hour our average over that, that one day period. And then again, average over three hundred sixty five days. So that sixty five DNA level or sixty five decibel DNA level is the outer contour line on this map. And that's what the FA looks for, for noise mitigation purposes, sixty five decibels at the outer sort of the outer border of where that's gonna hit is that's, that's the that's sort of the district in which the FAA will consider helping with mitigations fair way to put it. That's exactly right. Winter, essentially, you're initially eligible and that's a key word initially eligible for noise mitigation within this, sixty five or greater Dino lines, Nick Longo, is my guest. He's the deputy director of aviation at the Burlington international airport, which last week produced a new set of sound maps indicating where the noise levels are going to be maybe tough to take for some. Folks, or a little less. Oh for others in the Burlington area as the airport's operations go forward. And and begin later this year it is later this year. Correct. We're going to see our first f thirty five landing at the at the Batang base up there. You got so are scheduled that we've been briefed on his is about September October, the first two f thirty five's of national guard f thirty five's well rive on base. And then over the course of the year after that, too will will come into the base, probably every month until all of the F thirty five's are located there, which which will be eighteen in total. Now we had four come in last week in a preview of coming distractions. Maybe. Surprise. It was a it was a diversion. I guess they were originally scheduled to fly overseas somewhere. And they said, I guess, weather and and refueling schedules said now let's let's, let's dip into Burlington for a couple of days the way it worked out, right? Yeah. And talk about a coincidence, I can tell you this story. Maybe another time of exactly how that played out, but it truly was a coincidence, because of exactly what you just said, they were in route from Utah base. Hell air force base overseas for some training missions, and because of the weather overseas and because of the aerial refueler. They weren't able to make that flame occur on that particular day. So they diverted over to Burlington, which is not uncommon uncommon certainly for the F thirty five but not uncommon for an airliner and overseas airline or even a military aircraft to divert into the Burlington airport. It just so happened. That was the same exact day that we were publishing and releasing these noise exposure maps, and you're right. It was. A good preview for the for the surrounding communities and municipalities to, to get a preview of this of this aircraft. Gimme gimme your own personal review here. You obviously were on the scene up in the area. Were you surprised that the noise levels or anything either on the on the landing or the or the take off a couple of days later or yeah? Me and my boss, actually were on the phone during the, the whole arrival scenario. And that was just just shy of eight o'clock in the morning last Wednesday. And, you know, I told them on in my house, in Colchester, which is right over the arrival, path into the Burlington air for about a mile, plus away. It really was not different on the arrival. And then on the departure, you know, that's that's really where the air all aircraft have the, the loudest noise because they're using more throttled. They're more thrust, so on the departure of this. My personal opinion ground level noise much different. They, they had a much different sound than the F sixteens F16.'s had a very high pitched noise to them where the thirty five very quiet so to speak. I on the ground and then during departure. I actually videotaped you're right. I was on scene. I was about one hundred feet away from their departure from there. Liftoff point just Jason to the runway and it was quick. I recorded the off for aircraft moving through. And it was about a sixty second transaction or departure sequence. With all four aircraft than the noise certainly was there, especially being a hundred feet from the runway as any aircraft would be. And like I said it was it was very quick moving about sixty seconds before I could not hear them any longer on the departure end of the runway, and we've got a caller on the line. Let's go to Jackson from orange. Good morning, Jackson. Got a couple of questions for you. Sure. What's your naming and Steve, I forgot your first name. Dave and my guest Nick Longo Vik, Longo come, Nick. Other any F16.'s that are left that are gonna be left to couple, or no, no. There are no longer any F16.'s at the Air National Guard base. At Burlington airport. They, they did their final what's called the draw down earlier this year. And the final F16.'s have debarred at the airport. You know where they're going they going to do with them? Other Jackson wants to buy one. There's a few of us in line. You know, they're going to different various locations, some to other national guard units, some for training. So I'm not exactly. Sure, exact- exactly where all of them are going, but various locations and you're right. They are special aircraft. It was it was an emotional moment, because they've been at the airport for three plus decades Perform performing. it after five like you know, immensely in a fight in sky fight lead it up. You know. Outer slow more of a fighter bomber, you know. Okay. Well, it sounds like we have, I don't want, I don't want to egg this on here. I'm going to try to keep it. Listen, this is for safety, and it's your safety the United States. And people think if are granted alot much about it. If remind mind airport is a key spot. The flight path from all the jets Lieven LaGuardia, and Boston.
"vermont air national guard" Discussed on The Dave Gram Show on WDEV
"You're on the day Graham show. Good morning. Yeah. It is in the conversation. You know, previously past few years. There have been no talk about, you know, the capability in a nuclear capabilities specifically about this weapon system. So it's pretty disingenuous. There didn't come in to later on fact that these are able to carry nukes so these new they're gonna have to be stored here. So I mean, we have an opportunity to to not be a target because if you got nukes your targeted, and you know, granted they've been here for years. And I just think it's a real opportunity for us to say, you know, turn the tide here. Don't need him. Don't want him. Don't wanna be target. And thank you Mark for Middlesex. Thanks for the call. Nicole your thoughts. It's incorrect. And, unfortunately, if you know four complications, like Mr. healers in the KOMO and Greco that keep putting misinformation out there that all of a sudden they hear it time and time again that unfortunately, people like this woman start believing it the mission for the thirty five th not different than the F sixteen. We have not had nuclear fission as national guards. And we will not so to be conjuring up this image that all of a sudden we have to deal with nuclear storms any of that is just completely incorrect. What is or was and say they've flown out of here in the last month or so what was the mission for the sixteen here at the Vermont Air National Guard. They have doing mission they had their federal mission to make sure that they're working within the air force across country to keep our nation safe and whatever mission it is that the department of defense tests with then the secondary mission is the people of the fate of Avante. Whenever the governor feels that is necessary to have the support of our military. They move in. You know, issue whatever support it is that the guard made whether it be with, you know, as possible storms that we had you know, any type of of that happens if they step in without second mission secondary mission it'll two two four four one seven seven seven toll free one eight seven seven to nine one eight two five five mills from Duxbury. You're on with Nicole Ciccio. Yeah. They they call. So part of I think comes down to who's live..
"vermont air national guard" Discussed on The Dave Gram Show on WDEV
"Whatever said something like. We're going to basically turn a blind eye to this problem because we want the jobs. It was more a matter of nobody knew what the possible impacts of. This of these releases were I'm not gonna comment on the political piece that somebody might have said twenty years ago. I'm just say specifically to the idea that there was no that there's never been a permited release of PF away in Bennington. I see and again just because there wasn't the regulatory structure to issue a permit for such thing back. Then is that right? That's greg. We didn't we really didn't know what it was. And what what the issues were this. This science has really emerged in the last ten to fifteen years and really in the last few. It's really become much much more robust, and our knowledge is increased greatly. Are there any other places around the state that are of concern right now in terms of potential exposures from PF Oei, PF, PF AS and these other related chemicals. Sure. Are we we are working in a number of different communities around the state to address exposure BFA s the in north Clarendon outside the the Rutland regional airport. There has been some contamination said we believe the source of that is likely from the USA firefighting foam on the airport. There are issues in their issues related to a former industrial facility in Powell working there to to to address those issues as well. The the former train fire training center at the Air National Guard base on the back half of the Burlington airport. There are a number of areas where we're we're we're we're working to address issues, and and but nothing to the scale of industrial pollution that is in the Benneton area for sure Zuni concern in the case of the Burlington airport, the back half of it as you say that any of the material may of scape that that location and maybe into the ski river or lake Champlain. The concern there is actually a local local farm than we've been working with the their national guard. Vermont Air National Guard has been amazing through this process. They've committed their local operational dollars to address this issue. And to make sure that the farmer has a treatment system in place in order to provide water to its cows. That are free PF. Listen, just calling Tim for very good morning, Tim. Hey, good morning guys today. We're doing. Well. Thanks. How are you? I'm doing great. So I'm really glad you came this morning, and your conversation is very intriguing. My question is, of course, as I listened to this all I can think of is. Of course, we have a pollution from business and Bennington. You were talking about the airport and a farm, Mike. Mike question is where we are with the raw sewage dumps from our water treatment plans, would that's the state doing. What is the state doing about it because we clearly can the state can hold the businesses responsible for their the maturing of the Pollution's? How does the state handle their own negligence? Well, slightly different topic feel Okita to tackle at one Peter or I guess it is in your bailiwick is that secretary. So sure thanks for the question. I think we're working with municipalities all over the all over the state to try to address what are known as combined sewer overflows that our legacy design scheme where our storm water infrastructure, and our our waste infrastructure come together. That is a an unfortunate legacy of our pass that we're trying to address it is primarily the overflows that we see are related to stormwater influxes in those high rain events are becoming more concentrated now with climate change. And so they're they're and in were they're getting more public attention. I think that's important. It's important for for us all to work together within our own communities to figure out how to dress those I live in Montpellier. I know that that we have issues within within the city that were worked dress. But it's a, you know, financial burden for the communities. And so we're trying to figure out how how address those and how to hold those communities responsible. So that we we have. We don't have to issue no swimming warnings and other things like that. As we that. Our waterways are are the resources that we we need them to be. Thank you for the call to improve. And we actually have a caller on the line. Good morning dawn from Elmore. Thanks for your job. You're doing here today. But you know, the question with the overflow from these source treatment plants goes much much deeper than just the overflows. It goes for the planning that was put into these plants years ago worst case scenario was a seven SRI floods here in Vermont, particularly on the southern part of the state ludlow's plant was on the Williams river back down toward Chester from the town, and that entire plant was wiped out with that flood, and every one of these things that I can think of around here is located on a river Bank. Obviously they wanted to go downhill it may have to be pumped up to eliminate that situation. And I don't know why that hasn't been considered. Let me ask Peter Peter walk that there's there's a good sort of blue-sky thirty thousand foot question. Why are these why are these facilities located on river banks and not up hill somewhere? Well, I mean, so so I agree with your your main point Don about the issue that we are. We are planning floor floods that are no longer relevant to to our lived experience. We are dealing with much larger flooding events than we have in the past and their more regular, our our infrastructure is conveniently located next river. So that the that the effluent can can be easily pumped into our into rivers as after it's cleaned up. But the, but that leaves us vulnerable to other to other things I I like to think about I used to work for the state of New York and one of the major wastewater human plants on Long Island was overrun by sandy and with rebuilding in-place with simply Harding harden. Winning. It would cost eight hundred million dollars. And that and then moving it would have been another who knows how much, but it's it's an incredible amount of of of money. That's little be needed to move infrastructure around major infrastructure like that around. And I think we we have to address that as a as a society, but it's not an easy problem to solve him one. We're gonna do overnight because these are major major major infrastructure projects all over the state, and you know, we built up in in many places taken up the available area on the high ground, and and it might be difficult to find a location for some of these places. I'm going to do a whole segment of a show. I think on me this little wastewater treatment in the near future. Because it sounds like it's an issue on the minds of our listeners here. We've two calls kind of out of the blue about it this morning. I'm thinking boy, there's a topic that people wanna know more about so I'm gonna put that on my list, I do to get back to just have a couple couple minutes left here. And I wanted to get back to the to the main subject today, which was the news yesterday about the settlement between the state and Saint-Gobain on this pollution issue down in the in in Bennington and pita walk. You you inches of the very interesting. On the break, which was that. You regard your agency, and you wanna guess in your coat, your coworkers? There regarded the Bennington situation kind of as an emergency response. You know now thinking about, you know, sirens and flashing red lights and first responders and that stuff, and it what you want to get back into the mode of actually being a little more proactive here elaborate on that. What do you what do you mean? They're sure we when we're dealing with a so there are agency has a number of different roles. One of them is to respond to contamination. And when when we do that, we're essentially responding to an existing problem. And so, and that's what I referred to as emergency response. Trying to get ahead of that making sure that people have clean water making sure that immediate necessary steps are taken to to mitigate the some of the worst of the contamination. If that's what would needs to happen. Those are that's the work that really is is that emergency response rum. When ideally when we know enough about it contaminant can understand how best to use our existing regulatory tools and include new contaminants in that we can get to addressing things before they become become crises. And so we help mispelled as and businesses, and and others understand what the limits are. So that we can we can make sure that Vermont or protected going forward. Alright. Well, Peter walk. The deputy secretary of the remind age. Of natural resources. This is a very complex topic. We can continue talking about it all dam. Sure. But unfortunately, we are out of time for this segment. Thank you so much for coming in. Thanks appreciate and we're going to be back after some CBS news at the bottom of the hour. A couple of words will continue with more Graham show after the break.
"vermont air national guard" Discussed on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA
"But that's okay. There's there's light at the end of that high tomorrow forty six four Sunday if you didn't take the advantage of getting out, I think it was the Saturday Sunday after thanksgiving last week if he didn't take advantage and put your holiday Christmas lights out. Then this Sunday, you get another shot, maybe even some sun and a high of sixty Monday it cools down to forty two. My name's Eddy crow, the programs Kroto a discussion about politics. Just what happened this week? You have legislators using words bluntly, like collusion, and treason, you had legislators calling each other drunks. It's getting very tense. Earthquake today in Alaska today, a big earthquake. And I have yet to see if anybody got hurt, and I hope nobody got hurt. But seven point oh three or four miles right outside of Anchorage. Said this early if any. State resident is capable of fixing their own stop and not having to wait for a whole bunch of government support. It's Alaskans Alaskans as a rule owned two things. At least a Bob cat or Abaco, and at least three guns. You are. It'll be fixed before we can get anybody there to fix it. Eight six six three nine hundred ten twenty Katie k radio dot com or text the right out of motive text line when you were a kid and talking about dating age. What was it that guys tried to manage to pull on to impress the girls? If you weren't any good at sports, are you were a bit of adult. I just described myself twice. What was the one thing that still gave you a chance? Damone says it in sixteen candles dry, but cool car. I didn't have that option. Either. I didn't have a car in highschool. I got to borrow a Chevy Malibu, and let's be blunt if you know how you can pull up in front of a girl's house and a four door burgundy Chevy Malibu and look cool. Where were you in nineteen Eighty-one? You could helped brother out. It was about the cool car. And then I saw this story. And I realized it's no longer about the car. The former commander of the Vermont Air National Guard. Was forced to resign? This happened a couple years ago, but we just found out about it. And it's too spectacular to not embrace. The former commander of the Miramonte Air National Guard was forced to resign. After flying f sixteen jet to a work meeting that doubled as romantic rendezvous. And I can't even tell you what his aviator name. Call sign was. It's do Boettger. He was married at the time. He flew his f sixteen to meet his girlfriend. That's the coolest dude ever. That's what Mike damone one bender wanted to be as damone earlier wrong Moog. I don't know if they have horns on them or not. Thirty two year military career was pressed to step down and given advance notice. So he could retire with full benefits he was allowed to keep his security clearance. It's the scene from stripes. They stole the truck while they had the proper credentials. It said they were getting it washed. Vermont adjutant general said rank and file servicemembers had lost confidence. In the Colonel. He took a plane to meet a girlfriend. Good work if you can get it. I guess. But it is it's the same from stripes when the urban assault vehicle comes up missing they had the proper credentials. And just like that. They stole it to impress. Right. The female MP's. Eight six six three nine one ten twenty or Katie k radio dot com. We're talking about things that offend people. Because apparently, I'm not near the delicate flower that some are. I told you the story at Harvard. The three girls that were offended because one of the roommates had a maga- hat and was from Alabama. So they searched a room and bound guns and got upset. You're looking for reasons to be upset. I told you the story about the radio station in Cleveland that played. Baby. It's cold outside murder or. And somebody called and complained. And said they voiced concerns about the song's predatory undertones amid the metoo movement. If that song is the most blatant example, you have to raise hell about the metoo movement. I think you've missed some opportunities, and I am a staunch supporter of the metoo movement. But to use that as an excuse to this. You're diminishing the validity of the movement. And then there's the whole it's music and music to me is Arden Ardzinba and the eye of the beholder. And if you don't like it, don't listen to it. I said earlier, I hope this is a radio station publicity stunt. Brought tension to the station. I worked at a station. Once we put a girl up on a billboard and the bit was she had just moved it down with her boyfriend or boyfriend broke up with her and she had nowhere to go. So she rented this billboard and wasn't coming down till she got a job magically lo and behold, the brand new rock station. And nobody heard up said we'll give you a job. I hope that's it. Because if that's not it and you have people reacting to one call. I'll never be on this station again. Cramp is common. Visiting Pittsburgh again this year, and they're..
"vermont air national guard" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM
"A S. Kentucky Anna's breaking news, weather, and traffic station. Say you're starting to crack right there at the little bit of joy in the little little lip turn there. He. I'm just amused that this is what we're spending money on to develop. Well, you know, it's a private company, Dr it's alright free market, but it's got cancer. We've got aids we've got all sorts of other medical ailments, and we're trying to figure out if a shoulder gel is gonna keep guys from getting women pregnant, we're working on cancer. There is something that came out earlier this week where like they're seven cancers that they look looks like there's some some hope to destroy some of those cells. And so hopefully, then we got some good information coming there. We'll see what happens on this next gel thing. How many people are in the they said, it would take I was watching CBS that it could take up to ten years to get this thing on the market even. Well, yeah. But that's for everything. Just because that the FDA yesterday. Uber screen everything because they don't want. They don't want you to go put this on there. And it turns out that. Yeah. It does the fertility or the birth control Parbat. And it turns out that after five uses you grow an arm out of your forehead. You're one of those Kindy put up with those little black strips that athletes were all the time though. There was like I don't see many of those anymore, but the the ice trip. No, they were like. You see different athletes that have different strips on their show the he says to kinda. Yeah. Yeah. The olympic. He's had a slight tear or you're concerned about a tear. You put that on there? Yeah. It's basically like a rubber band for your body. Is it already since we since you opened up the can of worms regarding relations. There's a Colonel with the Vermont Air National Guard in some deep doodoo. In fact, he's he's no longer a Colonel. I don't think did he have relations Thomas Jackman. Yes. He did. And he was taking an f sixteen fighting falcon to go have the action that was kind of stupid. So he used an f sixteen he went on a work trip to DC. It wasn't just a work trip. Apparently he had a little action with an unnamed female Colonel who reportedly worked at the Pentagon. This wasn't the mile high club thing was no, no, no, no, no. No, no. He landed the falcons safely, okay? And more than that several former guard members with knowledge of the didn't have corroborated the relationship between the two they used apparently office, emails, etc. Etc. And I guess an issued phone and so the military can look at all this, and they go what are y'all doing? So it took somebody with the Pentagon exactly four minutes to figure out what was happening now. It'd be interesting though, because then I can't speak for the air force biking. My brother used to fly any twos. He would often call me and say, hey, I'm coming to pay a visit because we have to get so many hours in. Yeah. And so I wonder if well he did use this for this purpose. It's still technically could be okay with what he did. If he was getting his training hours in this f sixteen and a colonel's allowed to. Data Colonel, right? As long as they're not in the same chain of command. Now that that's how it was when I was in the military that may have changed. It was similar to that. When when I worked at the airport, we would get you would get F16.'s. Yeah. That would come in from other places than they would just. It was nothing. It was a training mission. Basically they'd fly in from somewhere Florida or the midwest somewhere and they spend the night here in the next morning. They'd all come back out to the airport. They'd have their Louisville slugger bats with their. Fly onto their next place. It was just another day in the training mission. Colonel Jack Lynne's superiors were not amused. They ordered him to fly home commercially. Of course, another member of the guard was ordered apply the hoisted jet home. And after an investigation Jackson was relieved of his command. Yeah. Fifty eighth fighter way. He was probably trying to use that avenue. And yet once the higher ups got wind of it. They went no, we kind of see what's going on here, brother. Let's have a discussion. I'd imagine that they probably did some kicking of tires and found out that the business meeting was more of a rendezvous than it was. Government related meeting. Right. Yeah. And and who knows what authority she may have in the Pentagon. There's no report on the the lady because she didn't fly the f sixteen at taxpayers expense. Right. You know? But there's a difference between because they have to fly X number of hours. That's why a lot of these flyover. She NASCAR races like one year when they had the B two bomber at the Indy. Five hundred the only way they could get it was they they had to build it as a training exercise. It was basically they told the Pentagon. It's a simulated bombing run of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway office training got it. I mean, they still do it. My brother told me says they they do because they they had guys who go see family members all time, but they do actually train because the flying. They're getting the training. They're updating etc. Sell sounds like he was a little bit of both whole new meaning to call of duty. Oh,.
"vermont air national guard" Discussed on WGIR-AM
"Tom raphael john broderick piranha tremendous healthcare conference in the cost of business at that conference i talked to senior ranking warrant forcement official was to say with the state in one of the brakes and he said jack i'm telling you you heard it here this this phenomenal overdosing is not getting better they're making it cheaper they have more varieties of it and the it's they're making it cheaper and more abundant out of china and mexico and you can say what you want about this president of that can now he's saying that the number of national guard troops to go down to protect the border of between mexico and the us maybe about four thousand but if anything we can do to stem the flow of this stuff we should be doing just some commentary all right we have a lot coming up chits you'll be weighing at the top of the hour and who knows what he's got going on you know you never know with him we have a good granite get up and go forecast for in the end o'clock hour fun fun time yesterday if you caught any of it yesterday afternoon the red sox are homeowner per homo home opener fenway was a scoreless gave for much of the way david price and they at seven scoreless innings twentyone struggle he did pretty well but no runs and then all of a sudden the race got a couple looked like they were going to do it and the sox fought back tied it up bottom of the night then went to twelve innings red sox three raise to six hundred for the red sox home opener pretty cool yesterday see the fire over four f sixteens from the from now the green mountain boys vermont air national guard to kick off the opening season at fenway in hop out the masters jordan spieth what a round his short game was unbelievable for bowed out and had to be seven or eight holes in a row i i didn't get to watch the whole thing as i was checking it out at actually at the home opener at fenway jordan spieth six under and tiger one over so seven back of course route two continues today at.
"vermont air national guard" Discussed on WEEI
"Thank you and now as we come together in unity to honor our nation to present the colors we welcome representatives from handsome air force base and at the end of our national anthem we'll have a flyover of four f sixteen jets from the one hundred thirty four th fighter squadron of the vermont air national guard the green mountain boys and now to perform our national anthem we welcome to four time grammy award winning singer who together with her sisters became a national sensation in the nineteen seventies and eighties with such as he's so shy jump for my love neutron dance and i'm so excited we are so excited to welcome the lead vocalist of the pointer sisters who now makes her home in wholesale massachusetts welcome ruth pointer can use e by the dawn's early lie what so we at the twilights last gleaming whose broad stripes and bright stars through the payroll love spa eight or the ram parts we wa watched were so lee streaming the bombs bursting gay prove through the that flag was deal all say does that star spangled banned way hey you've a whole oh.
"vermont air national guard" Discussed on WEEI
"Last cpa that they signed but with that you guys had ownership cited a hell of an off season are you concerned his unions very strong that this will only lead to something in the past where there's going to be big changes made in cbs this season doesn't happen again i certainly think that both sides are going to examine what we learned in this some of the issues that we're talking about now probably will go away next off season because you've got a great class of premium free agents with harper and trout and machado and they're going to probably get you know a few contracts so this might just be a one year issue that might disappear next april next what can you give us opening day ceremonies give us something that's going to happen you want me to read those i'll read the first bullet point the second so this is our one hundred and eighteen home season one hundred seventy at fenway park every one of our pregame ceremony starts at approximately one thirty seats you want to read this here we have the ruth pointer is going to be very good during the national anthem ruth point of course of the pointer sisters outstanding and of course you got the fly over me correct four f sixteen from one hundred forty four flight or squadron burlington vermont air national guard green mountain boys i would expect that we might even have a a inperson appearance by david ortiz gotta have today i know the patriots didn't win the super bowl this year any football bring malcolm butler take it into the patriotair around that's enough brady's disgruntled doesn't want to do it one we're gonna bring back amendola innate folder malcolm butler guys last night tell more more baseball question before you leave is roseanne going to sing the national anthem issue going to go he was a good decision i actually i bought the ownership great seeing on opening day talk to you thanks for your opening day oh emma today is opening day at fenway this is nonstop walltowall coverage stick around after the game for dalen chief from our fenway studio until seven pm finally spring has arrived in boston your exclusive home for red sox baseball this is new england sports station w we why progressive presents thumbs inspiration to help you do insurance stuff.
"vermont air national guard" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"That in just a moment but we begin with a gusty morning out there and some ten thousand people are in the dark this morning we just spoke with molly gilson of national grid the areas that were most affected are in worcester county in the central part of the state so towns like winston they had about four thousand outages we also have a couple of hundred into burien middlesex county and then some in the western part of the state bring berry burbank now in bury it was quite the evening the wind was howling overnight some gusts up to fifty to sixty miles per hour in some locations causing more tree damage around maybe some scattered power outages the wind may be still twenty to forty miles an hour into the afternoon hours as the red sox game begins it's gonna feel more like the lone middle thirties out there win slowly subsides later this afternoon and we'll have that full accuweather forecast coming up those winds subsiding just in time for opening day at fenway park the red sox will bring it home today wbz's ben parker is at fenway this morning and ben fans will be shaking off the chill today it appears that way i mean it is windy chilly here this morning when the sun comes out it'll make things a little bit better i hear what the ballpark and of course there's going to be a lot of celebrating going on with this opening day including an f sixteen flyover by a fighter squadron from vermont air national guard is part of the opening festivities just one hundred seven red sox opening at fenway park and again it will be chilly with some of those gusty winds that's something mike from manchester new hampshire takes in stride when showing up for the first game at the season october baseball it's eighteen sixty degrees we've seen everything between instead spend some good weather lately but now we've got short strongest here a little bit of a short straw but still there's got to be baseball inside by the way out early to get a ticket that's a tradition for him he doesn't care where he sits but he says he has a preference he like to have a seat in the sun at fenway park ben parker wbz newsradio ten thirty wbz news time six oh.