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Weekly Military & Veterans Media Reports

03.11 – 18.2013 Virginia Military Media

Virginia Military Media

March 11, 2013 – March 18, 2013

Budget, Sequestration Impacts & Defense Cuts

White House forced to consider reinstating TA – Air Force News (03.18.2013)

U.S. Navy Weighs Halving LCS Order – Defense News (03.17.2013)

Editorial: DoD in Denial – Defense News (03.17.2013)

Services Can’t Be Selfish if Military Is to Succeed, Says Air Force Planner – Nat’l Def Magazine (03.15.2013)

Pentagon spends nearly $1B a year on unemployment – Associated Press (03.15.2013)

Senate to Continue Debate over CR Next Week – ADC (03.14.2013)

32 USAF C-130s in 8 States Spared Budget Ax – Defense News (03.14.2013)

Senate Democrats’ Budget Would Halve $500B DoD Sequestration Cuts – Defense News (03.13.2013)

Military rethinking leads to some hard choices – Washington Post (03.13.2013)

DoD: Cutting Tuition Assistance Hurts Recruiting – Military News (03.13.2013)

Pentagon in survival mode as officials face budget uncertainty – The Hill (03.12.2013)

Pentagon Not Likely to Gain Flexibility to Mitigate Sequester – ADC (03.12.2013)

Budget Crisis May Prompt Air Force to Cancel Flight Training by April – Nat’l Def Magazine (03.12.2013)

Sequestration Seen As ‘Dumb,’ But Necessary – Nat’l Def Magazine (03.12.2013)

U.S. F-35 Chief Reorganizing Program Office – Defense news (03.12.2013)

DoD furloughs to begin April 26, with almost no exceptions – Federal news Radio (03.12.2013)

Furloughs Can Begin April 26, DOD Comptroller Says – American Forces Press Service (03.11.2013)

Base Realignment and Closure News

Lawmakers Say They Oppose More Base Closings – Associated Press (03.15.2013)

Witnesses Reveal No News on Pentagon’s BRAC Intentions – ADC (03.14.2013)

Committee Pounds Administration’s Anticipated Request for New BRAC Rounds – ADC (03.14.2013)

Lawmakers Use Automatic Spending Cuts to Argue against New Closure Round – ADC (03.14.2013)

Hearing Intended to ‘Get Out Front’ on Potential for BRAC, Readiness Chairman Says – ADC (03.12.2013)

Defense Industries

Analysis: Pentagon Needs New Ways to Attack Bloated Spending – Nat’l Def Magazine (03.15.2013)

Are fixed price contracts a fad? – DoD Buzz (03.15.2013)

AF would protect tanker contract ‘no matter what’ – DoD Buzz (03.13.2013)

F-35 ‘Affordable’ at $90 Million per Aircraft – Nat’l Def Magazine (03.12.2013)

GAO: JSF’s affordability still a ‘major concern’ – DoD Buzz (03.12.2013)

Virginia Defense & Installation News

Job fair this week at Joint Base Langley-Eustis – Virginian-Pilot (03.18.2103)

Ex-Sen. Warner gives more than name to new sub – Virginian-Pilot (03.18.2013)

Subdivision near Fentress likely won’t take off after all – Virginian-Pilot (03.18.2013)

McDonnell helping Virginia avoid BRAC surprises – Virginian-Pilot (03.16.2013)

Congress close to keeping aircraft carrier work on track – Virginian-Pilot (03.15.2013)

Navy divers remembered at Virginia Beach service – Associated Press (03.15.2013)

Ft. Story holds change of command event – WAVY (03.15.2013)

Warner presents medal, addresses cuts – WAVY (03.15.2013)

Airshow, concert canceled for sequester – WAVY (03.15.2013)

New Submarine in finishing stages – WAVY (03.14.2013)

Senate spending bill funds shipyard carrier work – Daily Press (03.13.2013)

USS Carr decommissions after 27 years – WAVY (03.13.2013)

Wreath-Laying Honors First Female Naval Aviators – Navy News (03.13.2013)

Veterans & Military Families

Vet Who Saved Many in Iraq Couldn’t Escape Demons – Associated Press (03.18.2013)

Guard, Reserve Veteran Unemployment Rate Decreases – American Force Press Service (03.15.2013)

Wounded Warrior, Rescuer Reunite in Kuwait – Army News (03.14.2013)

Whistleblower: VA Hiding Veteran Health Data – Military News (03.14.2013)

New Automation Process Cuts Post-9/11 GI Bill Claims Processing Times by More Than Half – VA OPA (03.13.2013)

Funding Shortfall to Degrade Family Readiness, Pentagon Officials Say – ADC (03.12.2013)

Long Deployments Correlate with Higher Unemployment for New Veterans, Study Shows – ADC (03.11.2013)

Other State Highlights

Florida: Committees introduce bills to allow land-buying to buffer military bases – The Florida Current (03.14.2013)

Ohio: Wright-Patt could gain, lose from potential BRAC round – Dayton Daily News (03.13.2013)

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Montana: Task force to prevent Montana military cuts considered – Billings Gazette (03.11.2013)

Technology, Cyber & Energy

Agencies Have Improved Permitting Process for Renewable Energy Projects, GAO Finds – ADC (03.17.2013)

How Simulators Aid Training – Defense News (03.17.2013)

Cyber-attacks a bigger threat than Al Qaeda, officials say – LA Times (03.12.2013)

Miscellaneous & Announcements

Interview with Vice Adm. John Miller, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command – Defense News (03.18.2013)

Study: Iraq War Cost 190K Lives, $2.2 Trillion – Deutsche Presse-Agentur (03.15.2013)

Airmen Bike, Run 465 Miles in 48 Hours – Air Force News (03.14.2013)

Hagel Orders Review of Drone Medal Ranking – Stars and Stripes (03.12.2013)

EXCLUSIVE: NORTHCOM, Guard Commanders Discuss DoD Response To Disasters – HS Today (03.11.2013)



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