In this Dec. 17, 2012 photo, Rosanne Greco points to a report card on the Vermont Air Guard base in South Burlington, Vt. To people hoping the Air Force will choose Vermont as home to a

 

              In this Dec. 17, 2012 photo, Rosanne Greco points to a report card on the Vermont Air Guard base in South Burlington, Vt. To people hoping the Air Force will choose Vermont as home to a
In this Dec. 17, 2012 photo, Rosanne Greco points to a report card on the Vermont Air Guard base 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)