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Weekly Military & Veterans Media Reports

01.28.2013 – 02.04.2013 Virginia Military Media

Virginia Military Media

January 28, 2013 – February 4, 2013

Budget, Sequestration & Defense Cuts

U.S. Navy Cuts Fleet Goal to 306 Ships – Defense News (02.04.2013)

Double whammy for Pentagon – Politico (02.03.2013)

Senate Effort Could Replace Some Spending Cuts – ADC (02.03.2013)

USN Mishaps, Mistakes Could Cost $1B – Defense News (02.02.2013)

Military to Send Sequestration Plans to Obama This Week – Defense News (02.02.2013)

U.S. Army Makes Room in Budget for Rapid Equipping Force – Defense News (01.31.2013)

Hagel Vows Policies Worthy of U.S. Service Members, Families – American Forces Press Service (01.31.2013)

Senate votes to temporarily suspend federal debt limit – Washington Post (01.31.2013)

Pentagon policy chief: Furloughs are not a sure thing – Gov Exec (01.31.2013)

Deep military cuts begin as Congress dawdles – Stars and Stripes (01.31.2013)

Reid Intends to Move Measure to Reverse Sequester – ADC (01.31.2013)

White House Budget Request about a Month behind Schedule – ADC (01.30.2013)

Automatic defense cuts called ‘more likely than unlikely’ – Bloomberg News (01.30.2013)

Hagel says he will focus on prepping military for ‘all options’ against Iran – The Hill (01.30.2013)

Hagel: Sequestration Cuts Would Devastate Military – Defense News (01.30.2013)

A cut more costly than sequestration – DoD Buzz (01.30.2013)

Air Force to launch new standards program – Air Force Public Affairs Agency (01.29.2013)

Deep spending cuts are likely, lawmakers say, with no deal on sequester in sight – Washington Post (01.29.2013)

$1 Billion Budget Shortfall for Special Operations; Commander Predicts Female Commandos – Nat’l Def Online (01.29.2013)

Sequestration Jeopardizes Army’s Readiness, Odierno Says – ADC (01.28.2013)

Leadership on the Hill

Interview: Panetta recounts tenure as SecDef – USA Today (02.04.2013)

Editorial: Hagel’s Priorities – Defense News (02.03.2013)

White House: Hagel will win Senate confirmation – Associated Press (02.02.2013)

Hagel Emerges With Solid Dem Support for Pentagon – Associated Press (02.01.2013)

Clinton Departs State Dept., Kerry Sworn In – Defense News (02.01.2013)

Hagel hearing heavy on theater, short on heft – DoD Buzz (02.01.2013)

What to Expect From Obama’s new National Security Team – Nat’l Def Online (01.29.2013)

Defense Industries

USAF Starts Contractor Hunt for Afghani C-130s – Defense News (02.01.2013)

Lockheed F-35 Head to Retire – Defense News (01.31.2013)

Defense Industry, Cities That Rely On It Bracing for Cuts – Defense News (01.31.2013)

Amos expects to issue ACV RFP soon – DoD Buzz (01.30.2013)

Counterterrorism Office Details New Equipment Needs – Nat’l Def Online (01.30.2013)

As sequestration looms, contractors don’t fret – Washington Post (01.30.2013)

Biofuel Producers Waiting for Pentagon to Show Them the Money – Nat’l Def Online (01.29.2013)

Record-Breaking Year for Foreign Military Sales – Nat’l Def Online (01.29.2013)

More Companies Expect Declines in Goodwill – Defense News (01.29.3013)

Virginia Defense & Installation News

Harry S. Truman Strike Group Completes COMPTUEX – Norfolk Navy Flagship (02.04.2013)

Reps. Moran and Connolly: Sequestration Likely to happen – Lorton Patch (02.03.2013)

Strike group returns to Naval Station Norfolk – Virginian-Pilot (02.03.2013)

Weekend gala will honor those wounded in combat – Virginian-Pilot correspondent (02.03.2013)

Canceled defense contracts on horizon – WAVY (02.01.2013)

Navy cuts not inevitable, say Virginia lawmakers – Virginian-Pilot (02.01.2013)

Island-landing ceremony held for Navy’s newest aircraft carrier – Norfolk Navy Flagship (01.31.2013)

An OLF solution found on Wallops – Virginian-Pilot (01.29.2013)

Veterans & Military Families

Norfolk Naval Station to hold wounded-warriors camp – Associated Press (02.04.2013)

Report finds more veterans commit suicide with the problem greatest among older vets – Washington Post (02.01.2013)

Number of unemployed veterans up 150,000 in four months – Stars and Stripes (02.01.2013)

Georgia: Georgia Governor Backs Veterans Training Center near Robins AFB – ADC (01.30.2013)

Florida: ‘Community Blueprint’ to Help Coordinate Veterans Services on Florida’s Treasure Coast – ADC (01.29.2013)

Montana: Montana Senators Introduce Bill to Support Veterans’ Transition – ADC (01.28.2013)

DoD to Begin Review of Family, Military community Programs – American Forces Press Service (01.28.2013)

Technology, Cyber & Energy

Maintaining Space Dominance – Defense News (02.03.2013)

DoD Tries Electric Vehicles as Power Source – Defense News (02.03.2013)

Fuel Cells Seen as Potential Way to Lighten Soldier Loads – Nat’l Def Online (01.31.2013)

Intel Gathering Technology Must Be Protected from Budget Cuts, Says Pentagon Official – Nat’l Def Online (01.30.2013)

Navy Develops LOS Software for Snipers – Defense News (01.30.2013)

Miscellaneous & Announcements

U.S. Must Seize Opportunity of Polish Modernization – Defense News (02.03.2013)

Debate swirls: Can women make cut in elite ranks? – Virginian-Pilot (02.02.2013)



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