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Weekly Military & Veterans Media Reports

05.06 – 13.2013 Virginia Military Media

Virginia Military Media

May 6, 2013 – May 13, 2013

Budget, Sequestration Impacts & Defense Cuts

Defense Bills to Lead off Appropriations Markups in House – ADC (05.12.2013)

DoD Civilian Furloughs and Job Cuts Loom – Military News (05.10.2013)

Military spent $12 million on camouflage designs – Washington Post (05.10.2013)

Hale: Sequestration Devastates U.S. Military Readiness – American Forces Press Service (05.10.2013)

Little Change in New US Fleet Plan – Defense News (05.10.2013)

Dire Predictions of Sequester’s Impact ‘Grossly Overblown,’ Study Says – ADC (05.09.2013)

Odierno: Strengthen Ties Between Special Operators, Big Army – Nat’l Defense Blog (05.07.2013)

Odierno says Army ‘preparing for the worst’ – Stars and Stripes (05.07.2013)

Strategic Crossroads Creates Opportunity, Carter Says – American Forces Press Service (05.07.2013)

DoD Wants Reprogramming Caps Changed – Defense News (05.07.2013)

Top US Admiral Says Shift to Asia on Track Despite Budget Cuts – Defense News (05.07.2013)

House on Path to Advance Spending Bills Next Month – ADC (05.06.2013)

Base Realignment and Closure News

Emphasis on Innovation, Site Completion Speeds Air Force Cleanups – ADC (05.09.2013)

Durbin Takes Dig at BRAC Request – ADC (05.08.2013)

Congress Needs More Evidence of Defense Belt-Tightening Before It Will OK BRAC – ADC (05.07.2013)

Defense Industries

Give US Industry a Seat at the Strategy Table – Defense News (05.12.2013)

Special Report: US SOCOM Pushes Ahead With Aircraft, Vehicle Plans – Defense News (05.11.2013)

DoD Sets Up Institutes for Manufacturing – Defense News (05.10.2013)

Study: U.S. Soldiers Not Adequately Equipped for War – Nat’l Defense Blog (05.10.2013)

Army Backs Battlefield Network Despite Budget Shift – DoD Buzz (05.10.2013)

Influx of Competitors shakes Up Satellite Imagery Industry – Nat’l Defense Blog (05.08.2013)

Industry Report: Increase DoD Buys From US Defense, Manufacturing Firms – Defense News (05.08.2013)

Sequester Changes Rules on DoD Contractor Background Reinvestigations – Defense News (05.07.2013)

Nonchalance About Sequester Causing Frustration in Defense Industry – Nat’l Defense Blog (05.07.2013)

Virginia Defense & Installation News

Arlington National Cemetery dedicates columbarium – Associated Press (05.10.2013)

Navy to move 5 patrol ships to Bahrain – Associated Press (05.10.2013)

Navy names Woman of the Year – WAVY (05.09.2013)

Defense-cut fallout fears ‘overblown,’ study says – Virginian-Pilot (05.09.2013)

Major milestone reached on new carrier – WAVY (05.08.2013)

Budget squeeze forces Navy to cut flying hours – Virginian-Pilot (05.07.2013)

First Meeting Held of Virginia Commission on Military Installations – Dale City Patch (05.07.2013)

Sea trials for new submarine complete – WAVY (05.06.2013)

New Laws Enhance DMV Services for Military, Veterans and Families – DMV News Release (05.06.2013)

Navy: Jets will stay in flight, for now – WAVY (05.06.2013)

Veterans & Military Families

Sanders sees hiring vets to process claims as part of backlog solution – Air Force Times (05.13.2013)

Military spouses honored at ceremony – WAVY (05.09.2013)

Wal-Mart’s plan to hire veterans sparks war of words – Daily Press (05.09.2013)

Marine Awarded for Heroism in Vietnam – Marine Corps News (05.07.2013)

George Mason drops appeal, Navy vet Stephanie Kermgard wins in-state tuition case – Washington Post (05.07.2013)

Repairs to DODEA facilities uncertain amid budget woes – Stars and Stripes (05.06.2013)

Technology, Cyber & Energy

Biometrics: A new intelligence discipline – Defense News (05.13.2013)

U.S. warns industry of heightened risk of cyberattacks – Washington Post (05.09.2013)

Other State Highlights

Minnesota County Opens Vet Corps Office to Aid National Guard, Reserve Veterans – ADC (05.12.2013)

State Supports Intersection Improvement Project outside Groton Sub Base – ADC (05.09.2013)

Shipyard Workers Should Be Spared Furloughs, Navy Official Says – ADC (05.08.2013)

Miscellaneous & Announcements

Unique WWII plane buzzing again – in Va. Beach skies – Virginian-Pilot (05.13.2013)

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