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01.07-14.2013 Virginia Military Media

Virginia Military Media

January 7, 2013 – January 14, 2013

Budget, Sequestration & Defense Cuts

Hagel Seen as Able To Tackle Escalating Personnel Costs – Defense News (01.14.2013)

In Weekly Address, GOP Urges Entitlement Cuts to Void Defense Sequester – Defense News (01.12.2013)

Donley ‘Deeply Concerned’ Over Budget Cuts – Defense News (01.11.2013)

Panetta Authorizes Hiring Freezes, Furlough Plans – Military News (01.11.2013)

Pentagon No. 2 issues guidance to ‘mitigate’ budget uncertainties – Gov Exec (01.11.2013)

State of the Air Force: Strong, But Financially Stressed – Nat’l Def Online (01.11.2013)

Smaller Air Force Will Protect Quality, Readiness – American Forces Press Service (01.11.2013)

Panetta Warns of Severe Reductions in Operations if March Sequester Occurs – Defense News (01.10.2013)

Memo Tells DOD Components to Plan for Budget Uncertainties – American Forces Press Service (01.10.2013)

Panetta: Fiscal Crisis Poses Biggest Immediate Threat to DOD – American Forces Press Service (01.10.2013)

Boehner takes flak from Republican defense hawks on sequester stance – The Hill (01.10.2013)

Defense plans precautionary cutbacks – Washington Post (01.10.2013)

Sec. Donley: How Low Can The Air Force Go? – EXCLUSIVE – AOL Defense (01.09.2013)

Pentagon would furlough all civilians under revised sequestration, analyst says – Gov Exec (01.09.2013)

Fiscal Cliff Deal Creates Contracting Ordeal, Accounting Nightmare for Defense – Nat’l Def Online (01.09.2013)

DOD Comptroller: Budget Stability Key to National Security – American Forces Press Service (01.08.2013)

Pentagon’s Budget Under Hagel: Let the Guessing Begin – Nat’l Def Online (01.08.2013)

White House Talks of ‘Eliminating’ Sequester, But is Vague on Timing of Talks – Defense News (01.08.2013)

Threatened delay in defense budget adds to planners’ uncertainty – Gov Exec (01.07.2013)

‘Grand Bargain’ Only Solution Offering Way out of This Mess – ADC (01.07.2013)

Leadership on the Hill

Powell defends choice of Hagel as defense secretary – New York Times (01.14.2013)

Ashton Carter is staying at Pentagon – The Hill (01.11.2013)

Obama Announces Nominees for Next Defense Secretary, CIA Director – American Forces Press Service (01.07.2013)

Obama nominates Chuck Hagel as next secretary of defense – Stars and Stripes (01.07.2013)

Cantor opposing Hagel for secretary of defense – Times Dispatch (01.07.2013)

Defense Industries

Army Aviation Concerned About Industrial Base – Military News (01.14.2013)

Army Aviation must Balance Near-, Long-Term Modernization, Official Says – Nat’l Def Online (01.10.2013)

Shipyard CEO Warns of Rising Costs for U.S. Navy Ships – Nat’l Def Online (01.10.2013)

Budgets, Possible Upgrades Slow U.S. Army’s Kiowa Helicopter Replacement – Defense News (01.08.2013)

Virginia Defense & Installation News

Change of command at Norfolk Naval Station – Virginian-Pilot (01.13.2013)

Soldier from Chester killed in Afghanistan – Associated Press (01.11.2013)

Operation Deep Freeze 2012: Fort Eustis Soldiers provide support in Antarctica – Peninsula Warrior (01.11.2013)

‘Team Battle Axe’ welcomes navy’s first female air wing commander – Norfolk Navy Flagship (01.10.2013)

Fort’s future is under study – Free-Lance Star (01.07.2013)

Veterans & Military Families

For two veterans, craft-beer vision comes to a head – Virginian-Pilot (01.12.2013)

Early Planning Helps Returning Guardsmen Find Jobs – ADC (01.09.2013)

Army Commanders Help Communities Understand Range of Family Support Initiatives – ADC (01.08.2013)

Senate Passes Vet health Care Bill – Military.com (01.07.2013)

Fallen Heroes

Sgt. Aaron X. Wittman (01.10.2013)

Technology, Cyber & Energy

DOD Electric Vehicles Will Supply Power to Local Grids – American Forces Press Service (01.10.2013)

Public-Private Collaboration Needed to Combat Cyberthreats, Business Leaders Say – Nat’l Def Online (01.09.2013)

Miscellaneous & Announcements

Obama won’t support building ‘Death Star’ – Associated Press (01.14.2013)

US may leave no troops in Afghanistan beyond 2014 – Associated Press (01.09.2013)



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