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Weekly Military & Veterans Media Reports

11.19-26.2012 Virginia Military Media

Virginia Military Media

November 19, 2012 – November 26, 2012

Budget, Sequestration & Defense Cuts

DoD Acquisition Reform Pushing Change in People – Defense News (11.26.2012)

National Debt Threat – Defense News (11.25.2012)

ADC Outlines Lame-Duck Priorities in Letter to Congress – ADC (11.25.2012)

Failure to Stop Sequestration Could Be Remedied, Expert Says – ADC (11.25.2012)

Grover Norquist Slams Sen. Chambliss Over ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Remarks – Defense News (11.23.2012)

Army at crossroads, facing budget cuts and uncertainty about future role – Washington Post (11.22.2012)

Little Progress So Far on Fiscal Cliff Discussions – ADC (11.20.2012)

Sequestration will have a devastating impact on U.S. research enterprise – Homeland Security News Wire (11.20.2012)

Amendments Could Doom Authorization Debate, Lieberman Says – ADC (11.19.2012)

Implementation Challenges Limit Savings at Joint Bases, GAO Says – ADC (11.19.2012)

                * See GAO Report, click here.

Defense Industries

Layoffs Loom as U.S. Army Mulls Stryker Upgrade – Defense News (11.22.2012)

Defense Industry Pins Hopes on SASC Chairman Levin – Nat’l Defense Magazine (11.21.2012)

Tax fight freezes defense industry out of negotiations over ‘fiscal cliff’ – The Hill (11.20.2012)

Virginia Defense & Installation News

Conflict may keep Navy crews away for holiday – Virginian-Pilot (11.22.2012)

Norfolk-based ships sent near Israel – WAVY (11.20.2012)

Oceana Sailor wins regional SOY honors – Jet Observer (11.20.2012)

USS Abraham Lincoln marks 23 years of service to nation – Norfolk Navy Flagship (11.20.2012)

Va. Business, legislative leaders wary of ‘fiscal cliff’ – Washington Post (11.19.2012)

Governor’s News

Governor Bob McDonnell and Army Corps of Engineers Announce Funding for Tangier Island Seawall – Press Release (11.20.2012)

Veterans & Military Families

9 more Iraq, Afghan war veterans joining Congress – Associated Press (11.25.2012)

Va. Prison groups veterans together for support – Associated Press (11.25.2012)

Judge orders more treatment for troubled vet with gun – Roanoke Times (11.24.2012)

Warrior Transition Command launches ‘Hire a Veteran’ campaign – Army News (11.20.2012)

Military-to-Civilian Skills Credentialing Pilot Underway – American Forces Press Service (11.20.2012)

Virginia’s Fallen Heroes

Petty Officer 1st Class Kevin R. Ebbert (11.24.2012)

Other State’s News

State Grants Support Growth at Natick Army Facility – ADC (11.20.2012)

Technology, Cyber & Energy

China’s Unmanned Aircraft Evolve from Figment to Reality – Defense News (11.26.2012)

FAA Postpones Competition for UAV Test Sites – ADC (11.25.2012)

U.S. cries foul over .army, .navy and .airforce – Politico (11.24.2012)

As cyber warfare heats up, allies turn to U.S. companies for expertise – Washington Post (11.22.2012)

GAO: Billions Wasted on IT? – Defense News (11.19.2012)


Panetta Says U.S. Plans to ‘Expand’ Fight Against al-Qaida – Defense News (11.20.2012)



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