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Weekly Military & Veterans Media Reports

04.22 – 30.2013 Virginia Military Media

Virginia Military Media

April 22, 2013 – April 30, 2013

Budget, Sequestration Impacts & Defense Cuts

Congress funds tanks that Army doesn’t want or need – Associated Press (04.29.2013)

At Pentagon, need for furloughs varies among services – Washington Post (04.28.2013)

Sequester opponents now losing hope – The Hill (04.27.2013)

USAF Gen. Warns of Future Implications of Budget Cuts – Defense News (04.25.2013)

House May Move Slowly on FY’14 Spending Bills – ADC (04.25.2013)

House Armed Services Panels to mark up Authorization Bill next Month – ADC (04.25.2013)

FY’14 Spending Bills Will Require Difficult Choices, House Spending Chief Says – ADC (04.25.2013)

Spending cuts could force Army to lose more troops – Associated Press (04.25.2013)

Turbulent Times Ahead for Pentagon Weapon Programs – Nat’l Defense Blog (04.24.2013)

Readiness, Modernization in Flux, Air Force Secretary Says – American Forces Press Service (04.23.2013)

AP IMPACT: Congress slows military efforts to save – Associated Press (04.23.2013)

US navy Still Seeks To Decommission More Ships – Defense News (04.23.2013)

Base Realignment and Closure News

Army seeks round of base closure, realignment for 2015 – Army News (04.24.2013)

Pentagon Not Waiting for Next BRAC, DOD Official Says – ADC (04.24.2013)

Senate Readiness Panel Remains Skeptical of Need for BRAC – ADC (04.24.2013)

Obama Support Needed for BRAC to Go Ahead, Staffers Say – ADC (04.23.2013)

Defense Industries

Pentagon Industrial Base Chief Predicts Pain – Defense News (04.29.2013)

DoD’s Acquisition Chief Wants to Simplify Rules – Defense News (04.29.2013)

Suppliers Large and Small Storm Capitol Hill – Defense News (04.29.2013)

Navy set to deploy rail guns, laser prototypes – DoD Buzz (04.29.2013)

F-35 Office Sees Improved Relations With Contractor – Defense News (04.25.2013)

Pentagon Values Strong Industry, But Can’t Save Everyone From Going Under – Nat’l Defense Blog (04.25.2013)

Air Force Acquisition Strategy for New Long-Range Bomber Remains Opaque (Updated) – Nat’l Defense Blog (04.23.2013)

Defense Technologists Advocate ‘Early Prototyping’ of Future Weapons – Nat’l Defense Blog (04.23.2013)

Virginia Defense & Installation News

Navy Leaders Defend Ford-Class Carrier Program – Military News (04.30.2013)

Mobile DMV office to visit Portsmouth on Friday – Virginian-Pilot (04.30.2013)

Hampton Roads economic growth hits sequestration wall – Daily Press (04.29.2013)

Governor’s commission tasked to keep BRAC at bay – WVEC (04.29.2013)

Va. Air Force Capt. 1 of 4 killed in crash in Afghanistan – Associated Press (04.29.2013)

Gary Sinise plans troop tribute concert – Associated Press (04.29.2013)

Guard units practice for dangerous situations – Virginian-Pilot (04.27.2013)

JBLE welcomes new commander – Peninsula Warrior (04.26.2013)

Army helicopter pilot from Va. Killed in Afghanistan – Associated Press (04.26.2013)

NATO officials gather in Norfolk – WAVY (04.26.2013)

Navy is planning deployment changes – WAVY (04.24.2013)

Fallen Heroes

Air Force Captain Brandon Cyr – 04.27.2013

Army First Lieutenant Robert J. Hess – 04.23.2013

Veterans & Military Families

White House Quadruples Vet Hiring Goal – Military News (04.30.2013)

First Lady Unveils Certification Plan for Veteran Jobs – American Forces Press Service (04.29.2013)

Fact Sheet: Administration Partners with Industry to Get Service Members Credentialed for High-Demand Jobs – White House Press Office (04.29.2013)

VA withholds performance bonuses for senior executives dealing with disability claims – Washington Post (04.29.2013)

Missing WWII soldier finally gets right Arlington stone – Associated Press (04.28.2013)

Veterans Would Pay In-State Tuition at All Public Universities, under House Bill – ADC (04.25.2013)

Bipartisan Bill Would Aid Military Spouses after a Transfer – ADC (04.22.2013)

Technology, Cyber & Energy

Military grooms new officers for war in cyberspace – Associated Press (04.26.2013)

Exclusive look at high-tech Navy center – WAVY (04.26.2013)

DoD Still 3,700 Cyber Experts Short of Full Staff – Defense News (04.25.2013)

Military Use of Unmanned Aircraft Undeterred by Drone Backlash – Nat’l Defense Blog (04.25.2013)

Globalization of Technology Threatens U.S. Dominance, DARPA Chief Warns – Nat’l Defense Blog (04.25.2013)

Other State Highlights

Connecticut: Connecticut House Approves Bill Requiring Towns to Have Veterans Liaisons – ADC (04.28.2013)

Miscellaneous & Announcements

Air Force secretary stepping down after 5 years – Associated Press (04.26.2013)

Air Force Exploring Installation-Community Partnerships, Ferguson Testifies – ADC (04.24.2013)

Senate Confirms Official for DOD Readiness Slot – ADC (04.23.2013)



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