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Weekly Military & Veterans Media Reports

02.25.2013 – 03.04.2013 Virginia Military Media

Virginia Military Media

February 25, 2013 – March 4, 2013

Budget, Sequestration & Defense Cuts

DoD Needs a Real Budget, Not a Partial Fix – Nat’l Defense Magazine – (03.2013)

Pentagon Warns Governor’s of Sequestration’s Impact on States – Government Executive (03.04.2013)

Sequestration is here. Now what? – Virginian-Pilot (03.04.2013)

Spending Cuts Seem Here for Good – Military News (03.04.2013)

Navy officials discuss sequester cuts – WAVY (03.04.2013)

Effort Begins for Longshot Deal on Sequestration – Defense News (03.03.2013)

U.S. Navy Sets Budget-Cutting Plans in Motion – Defense News (03.03.2013)

Fiscal Crisis Will Begin to Play out in Coming Weeks, Hagel Says – ADC (03.03.2013)

CR Talks Likely to Remain Free of Drama, Sequester Fix – ADC (03.03.2013)

House continuing resolution to restore $7B to military operations – Politico (03.03.2013)

After the sequestration stalemate, things will only get worse – Washington Post (03.03.2013)

READ: The final sequester breakdown, from the Air Force to zoos – Washington Post (03.02.2013)

With a signature, Obama triggers sequester’s cuts – The Hill (03.01.2013)

Hagel: Budget cuts won’t erode U.S. military – Associated Press (03.01.2013)

House To Vote on 2013 Appropriations Next Week – Defense News (03.01.2013)

Carter Sends Letters to Governors Most Affected by DOD Cuts – American Forces Press Service (03.01.2013)

DOD, Homeland Security, Governors Look to Improve Dialogue – American Forces Press Service (03.01.2013)

Effects of sequestration will be real for every service branch – Stars and Stripes (03.01.2013)

Sequestration will leave Pentagon cash-strapped but operational – Stars and Stripes (02.28.2013)

Look for Administration’s FY ’14 Budget Request in Late March – ADC (02.28.2013)

Marines show where budget cuts would hurt the most – USA Today (02.28.2013)

Army: Sequester Ripples Will Harm Everything From Garbage Pickups To Training – AOL Defense (02.27.2013)

Pentagon Bloat Will Sink Ship Programs, Warn Former Navy Officials – Nat’l Defense Blog (02.27.2013)

Cuts Would Mean Absorbing More Risk, Press Secretary Says – American Forces Press Service (02.26.2013)

Service Chiefs Plead for Budgeting Flexibility – Military News (02.26.2013)

Cuts Will Hit hard States With Heavy DoD Presence – Knight Ridder/Tribune (02.26.2013)

The 10 States That Should Be Most Afraid (and Least Afraid) of the Sequester’s Military Cuts – The Atlantic (02.25.2013)

Uncertainty over how furloughs might affect DOD schools – Stars and Stripes (02.25.2013)

Defense lawmakers push bill to allow repair work on ships – The Hill (02.25.2013)

Armed Services Republicans scramble to avoid defense cuts – The Hill (02.25.2013)

Coming to A State Near You: Big Spending Cuts – Government Executive (02.25.2013)

Base Realignment and Closure News

Pentagon plans to ask for base closures – Politico (02.28.2013)

BRAC Badly Needed to Operate Efficiently, Air Force Commander Says – ADC (02.25.2013)

Defense Industries

U.S. Air Force Plans for Extended-Range Reaper – Defense News (03.03.2013)

After Sequester, Defense Contractors Try to Assess Damage – Nat’l Defense Blog (03.01.2013)

Va. Politicians woo Beretta as Maryland weighs gun crackdown – Washington Times (02.26.2013)

Pentagon Acquisition Chief Warns About Misuse of ‘Fixed Price’ Contracts – Nat’l Defense Blog (02.25.2013)

Virginia Defense & Installation News

Virginia, Say Hello to the Sequester – Prospect (03.04.2013)

Sailors and Marines react to sequester – WAVY (03.04.2013)

Navy response to sequester with cuts – WAVY (03.04.2013)

ODU: Sequestration will cost the region 12,000 jobs – Virginian-Pilot (03.02.2013)

Comfort arrives in Norfolk under threat of sequestration – Virginian-Pilot (03.01.2013)

Norfolk 2nd in line for 14 littoral combat ships – Virginian-Pilot (03.01.2013)

USNS Comfort moves to Norfolk – WAVY (03.01.2013)

Change of command ceremony held for USS Roosevelt – WAVY (03.01.2013)

Workers anxious as cuts set to take effect – Associated Press (03.01.2013)

As Sequestration Takes Effect, Governor Bob McDonnell Signs Executive Order No. 60 to Reconstitute the Commission on Military Installations and Defense Activities – Press Release (03.01.2013)

Fort Lee, area retailers prepare for budget cuts – Times Dispatch (02.28.2013)

Work to begin on USS Lincoln – WAVY (02.28.2013)

Video: SECNAV discusses sequestration – WAVY (02.27.2013)

‘DMV 2 Go’ Brings Services to Service Members – Naval District Washington Waterline (02.27.2013)

Obama in Virginia: Cuts are a ‘self-inflicted wound’ – WTVR (02.26.2013)

McDonnell: Sequester Will Be Very Bad For Virginia, Military – LTPM LiveWire (02.26.2013)

Congressional Staff hear of Community Impact of Defense Cuts – ADC (02.25.2013)

Veterans & Military Families

Va. Warriors project recognizes Walker – Delmarva Now (03.01.2013)

Virginia Veteran Receives World War II Medals – NBC Washington (02.28.2013)

Navy veteran’s fight for in-state tuition reaches Virginia Supreme Court – Washington Post (02.28.2013)

Schools Serving Military Kids Will Feel Cuts Immediately, Education Secretary Says – ADC (02.27.2013)

Sequestration Will Halt Recovery of MIA Remains – Military News (02.26.2013)

VA protected from sequester cuts, but veterans will feel the pain – Stars and Stripes (02.26.2013)

Dr. Biden Urges Governors to Help Military Spouses – American Forces Press Service (02.25.2013)

Technology, Cyber & Energy

Virginia seeks to become test site for drones, but also may ban them – Washington Examiner (03.03.2013)

Defense Department Unveils New Plan for Purchasing Mobile Devices – Nat’l Defense Blog (02.26.2013)

Miscellaneous & Announcements

The impact of sea-level rise on coastal military installations – Homeland Security Newswire (03.04.2013)

Anxiety About Sequester Topic No. 1 on Navy Social Media – Nat’l Defense Blog (02.28.2013)



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