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Weekly Military & Veterans Media Reports

04.08 – 15.2013 Virginia Military Media

Virginia Military Media

April 8, 2013 – April 15, 2013

Budget, Sequestration Impacts & Defense Cuts

Time for Realistic Budgeting – Defense News (04.14.2013)

Pentagon Budget Is Down, But U.S. Remains the World’s Biggest Military Spender – Nat’l Def Blog (04.14.2013)

Army to Name Posts to Lose Brigades this Summer, Hammack Says – ADC (04.14.2013)

2014 DoD Budget a Step Toward ‘Grand Bargain’ – Defense News (04.13.2013)

Shifting to the Pacific: $527B Request Includes Less For Army, More for Air Force – Defense News (04.13.2013)

USAF Secretary: Sequestration Would Pose Huge Challenge for Service – Defense News (04.12.2013)

Officials: Pentagon looks to cut furlough days – Associated Press (04.12.2013)

Army Selective Early Retirement Board could affect 1,200 field grade officers – Army News (04.12.2013)

McKeon: ‘Big’ DoD Reprogramming Request Coming Soon – Defense News (04.11.2013)

Top HASC Democrat: More Pentagon cuts Likely ‘Under Any Scenario’ – Defense News (04.11.2013)

Air Force: Damage From Flight Training Cuts Could Last for Years – Nat’l Def Blog (04.11.2013)

Air Force Targets Fuel, Flight to Find Savings – Associated Press (04.11.2013)

Air Force Budget Official Outlines Fiscal 2014 Funding Request – American Forces Press Service (04.11.2013)

Hagel Presents Defense Budget Request to Congress – American Forces Press Service (04.11.2013)

Navy Releases 2014 Budget – Navy News (04.11.2013)

DoD 2014 Request is $52B Over Spending Caps – Defense News (04.10.2013)

DoD Planning 40K-50K Civilian Job Cuts Over Next 5 Years – Defense News (04.10.2013)

Defense analysts slam Pentagon for ignoring sequester – The Hill (04.10.2013)

Mabus: Navy Prepared for More Budget Uncertainty – Nat’l Def Blog (04.10.2013)

2014 Budget: Nearly $14B Savings Projected From Program Terminations, Restructuring – Nat’l Def Blog (04.10.2013)

Budget restricts navy, marine surge capability – DoD Buzz (04.10.2013)

Appropriations Committees to Start Making Plans with Spending Levels Unclear – ADC (04.08.2013)

Navy furloughs would hit 94 percent of workforce – Washington Post (04.08.2013)

Base Realignment and Closure News

Top Democrat on House Panel Favors New Base Closure Round – ADC (04.14.2013)

Pentagon Witnesses Refine Arguments for New BRAC Round – ADC (04.14.2013)

Lawmakers Skeptical BRAC Will be Approved – Macon Telegraph (04.13.2013)

BRAC Entwined with Proposed Civilian Worker Reductions – ADC (04.10.2013)

New Base Closure Round Would Fit Mold of Earlier BRACs, Comptroller Says – ADC (04.10.2013)

Pentagon Gets Serious about BRAC Request – ADC (04.10.2013)

Defense Dept. budget calls for BRAC – WAVY (04.10.2013)

Levin Remains Opposed to New BRAC Round – ADC (04.09.2013)

From islands to log cabins, agencies struggle to offload excess property – Federal News Radio (04.09.2013)

Defense Industries

Bell Helicopter’s New Tiltrotor Joins Field to Replace Army’s Chopper Fleet – Nat’l Def Blog (04.12.2013)

KC-46A Air Force Tanker Will Be Protected From Budget Cuts – Nat’l Def Blog (04.11.2013)

Naval Services Tout Progress in F-35 Program – Nat’l Def Blog (04.11.2013)

Shipyard official says Ford valve shortage is mostly in the rear view – Daily Press (04.10.2013)

Lockheed promises tailhook fix to Navy’s F-35C – DoD Buzz (04.10.2013)

Virginia Defense & Installation News

Fleet Angels get new commanding officer – WAVY (04.12.2013)

Army’s Fort Monroe transfer: A sudden act with unanswered questions – Daily Press (04.12.2013)

Admiral: Repair work by private yards won’t be cut – Virginian-Pilot (04.11.2013)

Pentagon reinforces call for base closings – Daily Press (04.11.2013)

Navy cancels Oceana Air Show – WAVY (04.10.2013)

Shipbuilders Boost Workforce, But Prepare for Downturn After 2015 – Nat’l Def Blog (04.10.2013)

                * Features Newport News Shipbuilding

Air Combat Command stands down units due to budget cuts – AFNS (04.09.2013)

JBM-HH works with Arlington County to reduce energy usage – Army News (03.29.2013)

Veterans & Military Families

Dempsey Lauds Honorees at Military Child of the Year Gala – American Forces Press Service (04.15.2013)

Two wounded warriors, one place to heal – Virginian-Pilot (04.15.2013)

Navy SEALs honor Va. Beach man for D-Day bravery – Virginian-Pilot (04.15.2013)

Norfolk veteran gets 15 months for lying about injury – Virginian-Pilot (04.13.2013)

Tuskegee Airman dies in Roanoke at 93 – Roanoke Times (04.12.2013)

VA Request Proposes Veterans Jobs Corps – ADC (04.11.2013)

Testimony Of Keith Kelly; Assistant Secretary For Veterans’ Employment and Training Services – USDOL (04.10.2013)

Las Vegas Service Providers Hold Annual Event for Veterans – ADC (04.08.2013)

Technology, Cyber & Energy

Army Sees Smart Energy as Mission Critical – Army News (04.11.2013)

Miscellaneous & Announcements

Global Military Spending Dips in 2012: Think Tank – Military News (04.15.2013)

Newest LCS Suffers Fire at Sea, Damage ‘Minor’ – Defense News (04.14.2013)

Heavy Loads Could Burden Women’s Infantry Role – Military News (04.10.2013)

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