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Weekly Military & Veterans Media Reports

04.15 – 22.2013 Virginia Military Media

Virginia Military Media

April 15, 2013 – April 22, 2013

Budget, Sequestration Impacts & Defense Cuts

DoD Request Would Redirect $7.5B – Defense News (04.21.2013)

Sequester is an Afterthought in ’14 Negotiations – Defense News (04.21.2013)

Comptroller: Civilian Furloughs Still Under Review – American Forces Press Service (04.18.2013)

US Military to Open 6,200 New Jobs to Women – Military News (04.18.2013)

Only a Big Budget Deal Can Save Defense From Fiscal Chaos – Nat’l Defense Blog (04.17.2013)

Air Force cutting 1,000 civilian jobs; hopes to transfer workers to open positions – Stars and Stripes (04.17.2013)

GOP senators call on Hagel to detail sequester cuts – The Hill (04.17.2013)

Navy, Marine Corps Leadership Warn About Sequester – American Forces Press Service (04.16.2013)

House, Senate Appropriators on Separate Tracks for Now – ADC (04.16.2013)

Determining DOD Spending for FY ’14 Could Be Repeat of Current Year – ADC (04.15.2013)

Military Children Won’t Lose Class Time during Current School Year – ADC (04.15.2013)

Base Realignment and Closure News

Energy, Utility Projects Create Potential Liability following BRAC, GAO Finds – ADC (04.21.2013)

Public-Private Projects Should Be Accounted for in BRAC Analysis, GAO Recommends – ADC (04.18.2013)

Navy, Marine Corps Witnesses Stick to Characterization of BRAC Need – ADC (04.17.2013)

Capitol Hill pushes back against BRAC – DoD Buzz (04.17.2013)

Sen. Levin: Pentagon push for new round of base closures going nowhere – The Hill (04.16.2013)

Defense Industries

Navy adds high speed troop carrier to fleet – DoD Buzz (04.22.2013)

ITT Elexis’ Night Vision Business Seeks new Customers – Nat’l Defense Blog (04.19.2013)

Army’s Tactical Network Faces Fiscal, Political Hurdles – Nat’l Defense Blog (04.18.2013)

F-35: Flying Hours 10 Percent Higher than F-16 – Defense News (04.18.2013)

Air Force implements ISR recommendations – DoD Buzz (04.18.2013)

AF seeks F-16 fleet upgrade, requests 19 more F-35As – Defense News (04.16.2013)

F-16 Radar Upgrade Competition Heats Up Between Northrop, Raytheon – Nat’l Defense Blog (04.16.2013)

Navy shapes UCLASS acquisition strategy – DoD Buzz (04.16.2013)

Virginia Defense & Installation News

Future uncertain as sequestration plays out – Virginian-Pilot (04.22.2013)

Virginia’s delegation asks Hagel to avert furloughs – Times Dispatch (04.21.2013)

The risks of BRAC to Hampton Roads – Virginian-Pilot (04.21.2013)

Virginia County Needs JLUS Consultant for NSF Dahlgren – ADC (04.21.2013)

Marstel-Day Recognized for Supporting Air Force Encroachment Program – ADC (04.21.2013)

General, Wife Die in Private Plane Crash – Air Force News (04.21.2013)

Virginia Leaders Want Flexibility on Furloughs – Daily Press (04.20.2013)

Hampton Roads lawmakers wary of base-closures plan – Virginian-Pilot (04.19.2013)

Va. Reps, Senators urge Defense furlough flexibility – Virginian-Pilot (04.18.2013)

Injured service members to roll into NAS Oceana – Norfolk Navy Flagship (04.18.2013)

Maritime museums host Military Appreciation Day – Norfolk Navy Flagship (04.17.2013)

On Economic Frontline: McDonnell appoints Wood to Military Commission – Connection Newspaper (04.15.2013)

Veterans & Military Families

New program seeks military vets for high-tech jobs – WTOP (04.21.2013)

Teacher to military ‘BRATs’: You’re not alone – Air Force Times (04.21.2013)

Duo starts social career-networking site for military – Virginian-Pilot (04.20.2013)

VA says disability claims pending more than year will get priority – Washington Post (04.19.2013)

Virtual Reality Could Help Patients with Combat-Related PTSD – Nat’l Defense Blog (04.19.2013)

Casey, Moran, Cartwright, Wittman Introduce Bill to Give Tax Credit to Military Spouses – Sen. Moran Press Release (04.18.2013)

Program Launches to Educate Communities on Family Needs – American Forces Press Service (04.16.2013)

Technology, Cyber & Energy

Rocket That Will Carry Cargo Ship Test Launched Successful – WRIC (04.21.2013)

Pentagon expands cyber-attack capabilities – Air Force Times (04.21.2013)

Defense Department Wants Customizable Virtual Training – Nat’l Defense Blog (04.18.2013)

Air Force College Using Video Games to Develop Leadership, Teamwork – Nat’l Defense Blog (04.18.2013)

Other State Highlights

Texas: Senators Introduce Measure to Protect Ft. Bliss, WSMR – ADC (04.21.2013)

Montana: Senate strikes down statewide military task force bill – Great Falls Tribune (04.19.2013)

Maryland: First Lady Joins Maryland Governor at Veterans’ Bill Signing – American Forces Press Service (04.17.2013)

Miscellaneous & Announcements

Sequestration Threatens Embassy Security Additions – DoD Buzz (04.19.2013)

Hagel eliminates Distinguished Warfare Medal – American Forces Press Service (04.18.2013)

Army Leadership Set to Pick New Camo pattern – Military News (04.17.2013)



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