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Weekly Military & Veterans Media Reports

03.18 – 25.2013 Virginia Military Media

Virginia Military Media

March 18, 2013 – March 25, 2013

Budget, Sequestration Impacts & Defense Cuts

No Budget Cut Relief for AF’s Aging Fleet – Dayton Daily News (03.25.2013)

Defense Department to delay furlough notices – Washington Post (03.21.2013)

House Approves CR; Stopgap Bill Goes to the President – ADC (03.21.2013)

Stop-gap funding boosts maintenance, keeps cuts – DoD Buzz (03.21.2013)

Senate orders reinstatement of tuition assistance programs – Stars and Stripes (03.20.2013)

Pentagon Official Provides Budget Update – American Forces Press Service (03.20.2013)

Pentagon’s Acquisition Chief Wants a Budget, Any Budget – Nat’l Defense Blog (03.20.2013)

Military Not Ready to Give Up Missions, Despite Budget Cuts – Nat’l Defense Blog (03.20.2013)

Pentagon Research Chief: Science Investment Should Be Protected – Nat’l Defense Blog (03.20.2013)

General: Air Force faces NATO-like struggle – DoD Buzz (03.20.2013)

CR Moves Back to House following Senate Approval – ADC (03.20.2013)

Senate Vote on CR Slips to Thursday – ADC (03.19.2013)

Lawmakers Hunt Sequester Alternative in Defense, DHS Savings – Government Executive (03.19.2013)

Report: Navy considers cutting LCS fleet in half – DoD Buzz (03.19.2013)

GAO to review agency sequestration planning, implementation – Federal News Radio (03.18.2013)

Dempsey Vows He, Chiefs Will ‘Lead Through’ Sequester – American Forces Press Service (03.18.2013)

Budget cutting forces Pentagon to review strategy – Washington Post (03.18.2013)

Base Realignment and Closure News

The delicate matter of base closures – Politico (03.18.2013)

Defense Industries

Tech Industry Warns Defense Policies Threaten to Stifle Innovation – Nat’l Defense Blog (03.22.2013)

Small Robotics Business Takes on Defense Procurement Establishment – Nat’l Defense Blog (03.22.2013)

Satellite Industry Wary as Export Reforms Enter Final Leg – Nat’l Defense Blog (03.21.2013)

Lockheed VP retires amidst F-35 criticism – DoD Buzz (03.20.2013)

Lockheed-Boeing may get rocket deal in May – DoD Buzz (03.19.2013)

Virginia Defense & Installation News

Consultant to study Virginia’s military assets – Associated Press (03.25.2013)

Consultant hired to protect Virginia from base closures – Virginian-Pilot (03.25.2013)

National Guard Initiative Extends Focus of ‘Joining Forces’ – ADC (03.24.2013)

New Navy ship Arlington arrives to home in Norfolk – Virginian-Pilot (03.23.2013)

Conscious conservation: JBLE’s response to energy-saving goals set forth – Peninsula Warrior (03.22.2013)

PCU Arlington arrives in Norfolk – WAVY (03.22.2013)

Furlough notices delayed two weeks – WAVY (03.21.2013)

Chief of Naval Personnel visits Norfolk – Norfolk Navy Flagship (03.21.2013)

Outside Norfolk Naval Station, workers protest cuts – Virginian-Pilot (03.21.2013)

Better late than never on Fentress – Virginian-Pilot (03.21.2013)

Navy divers remembered – Norfolk Navy Flagship (03.20.2013)

Navy bringing jobs to Suffolk – WAVY (03.19.2013)

Mayors talk sequestration, tolls – WAVY (03.18.2013)

Veterans & Military Families

Shinseki Says VA on Target for Ending Backlog – Associated Press (03.25.2013)

Veteran unemployment rate dropped in 2012 – CNN (03.20.2013)

New Report Urges Private Sector to Take the Lead in Hiring Veterans – ADC (03.19.2013)

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Other State Highlights

Washington, D.C.: Master Developer Competition for Walter Reed Draws Healthy Response – ADC (03.24.2013)

Technology, Cyber & Energy

New Air Force Plan Calls for Greater Integration of Energy into Installation Management – ADC (03.21.2013)

Plug-In Vehicles Could Generate Revenue for the Military – Nat’l Defense Blog (03.21.2013)

No New Military Communication satellite Systems until 2025 – Nat’l Defense Blog (03.21.2013)

Miscellaneous & Announcements

EOD Airman Receives 5th Bronze Star – Air Force News (03.25.2013)

Report: Historic U.S. ship short on funds and time – Associated Press (03.25.2013)

Are U.S. Navy’s Super Carriers a Relic of Wars past? – Defense News (03.24.2013)

Three Marines dead in Quantico shooting – Associated Press (03.22.2013)

Sikes Act anchors DOD’s Conservation Program, Official Says – American Forces Press Service (03.21.2013)

Mortar explosion in Nev. Kills 8 NC unit Marines – Associated Press (03.19.2013)



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