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Vermont Air National Guard Graduates First F-35 Airman; Laura Caputo Comments

F-35The Vermont Air National Guard has sent the first F-35 airman who graduated from the Intelligence Formal Training Unit to Eglin Air Force Base in Florida, DVIDS reported Tuesday.

Andrea Posey writes Capt. Christopher Clements, intelligence officer with the 158th Operations Support Squadron, completed training under the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program at IFTU with other airmen and U.S. Marines.

“The technology capabilities of the F-35 require robust, in-depth training for our analysts,” said Lt. Col. Laura Caputo, 158th Operations Support Squadron senior intelligence officer.

“Captain Clements’ successful completion of this course paves the way and launches our shop down this road, ensuring our readiness when the jets arrive,” Caputo added.

Airmen studied intelligence theory, systems and sensors, air to air combat, air to ground combat, mission planning and applications related to F-35 during the five-week training, the report says.

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