Article Photos: Vt. Air Guard hopes for jet, but others fear noise 3/5

In this Dec. 17, 2012 photo, Col. David Baczewski, commander of the 158th Fighter Wing, Vermont Air National Guard, speaks during an interview in South Burlington, Vt. To people hoping the Air Force will choose Vermont as home to at least 18 F-35 fighter planes, the next-generation aircraft is a source of hundreds of jobs, millions of dollars for the local economy and incalculable state pride. To opponents, the plane is a looming nuisance so much louder than its predecessor, the F-16, it will make life unbearable for people beneath its flight path. The Air Force is nearing its decision about where it will base the planes. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)