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Weekly Military & Veterans Media Reports

12.03-10.2012 Virginia Military Media

Virginia Military Media

December 3, 2012 – December 10, 2012

Budget, Sequestration & Defense Cuts

Options narrow to avert fiscal cliff – Politico (12.10.2012)

Markets’ calm fiscal cliff façade may be fading – USA Today (12.09.2012)

Like Clash over Taxes, Parties Will Need to Close Gap Regarding Sequester Fix – ADC (12.09.2012)

Many old-time defense hawks take flight – Politico (12.09.2012)

Funding Spat Could Sink USN Virginia-Class Sub – Defense News (12.09.2012)

Sequestration Effects Already Felt in Base Town – Fayetteville Observer (12.08.2012)

Navy Official: No Planning for Sequestration Until There Is No Other Choice – Nat’l Def Online (12.07.2012)

Defense Analysts: Pentagon Will Hit Fiscal Pothole, But Won’t Go Off Cliff – Nat’l Def Online (12.05.2012)

Bill Lynn: Fiscal Cliff Fears Should Not Paralyze Defense Innovation – Nat’l Def Online (12.05.2012)

Defense not monitoring cost-cutting initiatives, report finds – Government Executive (12.05.2012)

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Defense Department Prepares Plans for Sequestration – American Forces Press Service (12.05.2012)

Military begins planning for massive budget cuts – Associated Press (12.05.2012)

Fiscal Cliff Plan Offers Hint at More Defense Cuts – Military News (12.05.2012)

The big business of the fiscal cliff – Politico (12.05.2012)

Senate passes $631B defense policy bill 98-0 – The Hill (12.04.2012)

House GOP makes a $2.2 trillion debt counteroffer to Obama on cliff – The Hill (12.03.2012)

Escalating Military Pay Under Scrutiny – Dayton Daily News (12.03.2012)

Air Force not backing down from Guard budget battle – DoD Buzz (12.03.2012)

Base Realignment & Closure News

Lessons from Past BRAC Rounds Can Help Shape Ongoing Mission Support Efforts – ADC (12.09.2012)

Begich Amendment Would Deter Non-BRAC Realignments – ADC (12.09.2012)

Amendment Would Allow Some Older BRAC Sites to Retain HUBZone Status – ADC (12.05.2012)

Defense Industries

Senate Cybersecurity measure worries contractors – Politico (12.10.2012)

Mike Mullen focuses on debt as security threat – Politico (12.06.2012)

Northrop Grumman Signs Up First Customer for its UAV Training System – Nat’l Def Online (12.05.2012)

Boeing Gets $56M for Sim Maintenance Work – Defense News (12.04.2012)

Defense CEOs More Receptive to Pentagon Budget Cuts – Nat’l Def Online (12.03.2012)

CEO: Defense Jobs at Risk on ‘Fiscal Cliff’ – Washington Times (12.03.2012)

Virginia Defense & Installation News

Gov. Announces new online tool for military credentials – Virginian-Pilot (12.10.2012)

Hampton Roads business leaders peer over ‘fiscal cliff’ – Virginian-Pilot (12.09.2012)

Coast Guard cutter Tampa returns to Portsmouth – Virginian-Pilot (12.08.2012)

WWE wrestlers visit Portsmouth Naval Medical Center – Virginian-Pilot (12.08.2012)

Virginia National Guard Troops All Home for Holidays – Newsplex (12.07.2012)

Tour of Homes aims to raise money, show Belvoir’s history – Inside NoVa (12.06.2012)

Cyber Forces will invade former HQ for Joint Forces – Associated Press (12.07.2012)

Enterprise, Navy’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, inactivated – Norfolk Navy Flagship (12.05.2012)

Navy builds solar power farm near Norfolk base – Virginian-Pilot (12.04.2012)

Governor’s News

Governor McDonnell Signs Proclamation Designating December as Virginia National Guard Appreciation and Recognition Month – Governor’s Press (12.07.2012)

Virginia Launches Military Credentialing Website – Governor’s Press (12.07.2012)

Governor McDonnell Issues Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Proclamation and Orders Flags Lowered – Governor’s Press (12.06.2012)

Veterans & Military Families

Time running out for veterans’ fertility bill – Air Force Times (12.10.2012)

VA program for handling vets’ money criticized – Associated Press (12.10.2012)

Virginia WWII vet receives Bronze Star at age 88 – Associated Press (12.07.2012)

Pearl Harbor dead remembered on 71st anniversary – Associated Press (12.07.2012)

Revamped Program Aids Separating Service Members – American Forces Press Service (12.06.2012)

Economic reality marries age-old idea – apprenticeships – with college – NBC News (12.06.2012)

Virginia’s Fallen Heroes

Navy SEAL dies in hostage rescue – CNN (12.10.2012)

Technology, Cyber & Energy

USAF: Save Lives, Planes With Crash Avoidance System – Defense News (12.09.2012)

Search for More Training Space Drives Innovation – Defense News (12.07.2012)

Air Force Closer to Defining Its Cyber Security Mission – Nat’l Def Online (12.06.2012)

Navy to host solar energy project – AP/WAVY (12.06.2012)

Virtual Storage Will Help Military Achieve Energy Security Goals – ADC (12.05.2012)

Air Force Outlines New Acquisition Process for Renewable Energy Projects – ADC (12.04.2012)

Marines looking for solar energy in combat outposts – Homeland Security News Wire (12.04.2012)

Lights out, Boeing creates the first working EMP bomb – VR Zone (12.04.2012)

How Can Installations Reduce Costs, Meet Energy Goals? – ADC (12.03.2012)

Governors pushing for local drone test site – Washington Post (11.30.2012)

Other State’s News

Florida: Northwest Florida Communities Awarded State Grants to Support Local Bases – ADC (12.04.2012)

 – State defense grants coming this way (DOCUMENT) – Crestview Bulletin (12.04.2012)

New York: New York Awards $2.9M to Strengthen Military Installations – ADC (12.03.2012)

Connecticut: Groton sub base gets new simulator – WTNH (11.30.2012)

Miscellaneous

Pakistan: U.S. drone kills senior al-Qaida leader – Associated Press (12.10.2012)

Report: U.S. to lose superpower status by 2030 – USA Today (12.10.2012)

Submarine with new design nears completion – Associated Press (12.07.2012)

Services to Decide MRAPs Fate – DoD Buzz (12.05.2012)

Military Will Increasingly Rely on Simulations During Budget Crunch – Nat’l Def Online (12.05.2012)

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