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Weekly Military & Veterans Media Reports

04.01 – 08.2013 Virginia Military Media

Virginia Military Media

April 1, 2013 – April 8, 2013

Budget, Sequestration Impacts & Defense Cuts

Services Stall on Renewing Tuition Assistance – Military News (04.08.2013)

Army Officers Face Early Retirement Board – Military News (04.08.2013)

CNO: Budget crisis creates ‘fog bank’ of uncertainty – DoD Buzz (04.08.2013)

Pentagon Struggles with High Cost of Health Care – Associated Press (04.08.2013)

2014 Defense Budget Forecast: More of the Same – Nat’l Defense Blog (04.08.2013)

Hagel: ‘Everything on the Table’ – Defense News (04.06.2013)

Expert: U.S. DoD Should Plan for Large Employee Downsizing – Defense News (04.06.2013)

LCS Council Adds New Member – Defense News (04.05.2013)

Boehner Rejects Obama Budget; Defense Again Caught in Ideological Crossfire – Defense News (04.05.2013)

White House proposes another budget increase for VA in 2014 – Stars and Stripes (04.05.2013)

5 Tips to Prepare for Furloughs – USAA (04.05.2013)

Carrier readiness threatened by budget woes – DoD Buzz (04.05.2013)

Navy Set to Re-Evaluate LCS Program’s Future – Military News (04.05.2013)

Service Secretaries Donate Pay to Show Solidarity – Military News (04.04.2013)

DODEA teachers worried for students as furloughs loom – Stars and Stripes (04.04.2013)

Debate over Defense Cuts May Be Postponed until End of Fiscal Year – ADC (04.03.2013)

DOD Review Will Lead to ‘Big Choices,’ Hagel Says – American Forces Press Service (04.03.2013)

Hagel: Pentagon Prepared to Make ‘Big Choices’ to Reduce Spending – Nat’l Defense Blog (04.03.2013)

Hagel signals big military changes in store – DoD Buzz (04.03.2013)

Army to hold force reduction, realignment ‘listening sessions’ – Army News (04.02.2013)

Sequestration Effects: Cuts Sting Communities Nationwide – Huffington Post (04.02.2013)

Hagel Docks His Own Pay to Match 14-Day Furlough – Military News (04.02.2013)

No civilian furloughs in 2014, Pentagon promises – Federal News Radio (04.01.2013)

Base Realignment and Closure News

Budget Crunch Dictates New BRAC Round, Analyst Says – ADC (04.07.2013)

Plenty of room for BRAC, says defense budget guru – Foreign Policy (04.05.2013)

House Appropriations Panel to Look at BRAC Request – ADC (04.03.2013)

Officially complete, BRAC continues to change local area – Washington Post (03.31.2013)

Defense Industries

Cold War-era modernization boosts FMS rates – DoD Buzz (04.08.2013)

U.S. Navy Finds New Ways To Improve Aegis – Defense News (04.07.2013)

Build a Real Frigate – Defense News (04.07.2013)

Triton Will Test Navy’s Commitment to Drones – Nat’l Defense Blog (04.06.2013)

Army buys Mi-17s from Russian exporter – DoD Buzz (04.04.2013)

Army, industry slam CBO’s scathing GCV report – DoD Buzz (04.04.2013)

Report: GCV is worst choice to replace Bradley – DoD Buzz (04.03.2013)

Pentagon Running Out of U.S. Suppliers of Energetic Materials – Nat’l Defense Blog (04.02.2013)

U.S. Army’s Top Vehicle Program Gets Another Black Eye – Defense News (04.02.2013)

Army plans $1.4 billion radio purchase – DoD Buzz (03.27.2013)

Virginia Defense & Installation News

VB-based jet crashes in North Arabian Sea – WAVY (04.08.2013)

USS Monterey embarks on deployment – WAVY (04.08.2013)

USS Arlington joins fleet in memory of Pentagon – Associated Press (04.08.2013)

A poignant return for parents of destroyer’s namesake – Virginian-Pilot (04.06.2013)

Navy Seeks Candidates for Carrier-Based Drones – Defense Tech (04.05.2013)

Warner writes defense chief about lead in water – Associated Press (04.05.2013)

USS Jason Dunham returns home – WAVY (04.05.2013)

Fallen Navy SEAL remembered in Virginia Beach – WAVY (04.04.2013)

Governor McDonnell Announces Semper Secure – Virginia Cyber Security Leadership Initiative – Governor’s Press Release (04.04.2013)

AIRLANT presents Battle ‘E’ to Lincoln Sailors – Norfolk Navy flagship (04.04.2013)

FRC Oceana completes administration of SAPR-F Training – Jet Observer (04.04.2013)

Governor Names Wood to Commission Studying Sequestration’s Effects – Old Town Alexandria Patch (04.02.2013)

Senator Tim Kaine tours military bases – WAVY (04.01.2013)

USS Abraham Lincoln now in dry dock – WAVY (04.01.2013)

Governor McDonnell Announces Board and Commission Appointments – Governor’s Press Release (03.29.2013)

Veterans & Military Families

A Norfolk vet tells his Holocaust liberation tale – Virginian-Pilot (04.08.2013)

Claims backlog divides veterans groups – Daily Press (04.07.2013)

Kaine Announces First Bill To Increase & Streamline Credentialing For Veterans – Kaine Press Releases (04.02.2013)

Veterans Fight Changes to Disability Payments – Associated Press (04.01.2013)

Columnist: Ditch Funeral Honors for Non-Hero Vets – Spouse and Family News (03.29.2013)

Other State Highlights

Maryland: Maryland County Seeks Study of Commuting Alternatives for Aberdeen PG – ADC (04.07.2013)

Georgia, Kansas Defense Communities among Fastest-Growing Areas Last Year – ADC (04.01.2013)

Georgia: Metro Columbus population cracks 300,000 residents – Ledger-Enquirer (03.30.2013)

Technology, Cyber & Energy

Pentagon Energy Office Seeks Expanded Role in Defense Programs (UPDATED) – Nat’l Defense Blog (04.04.2013)

Miscellaneous & Announcements

Navy’s top enlisted leader explains his rank – Virginian-Pilot (04.06.2013)

Air-Sea Battle endures amid strategic review – DoD Buzz (04.05.2013)



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