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Weekly Military & Veterans Media Reports

05.20 – 29.2013 Virginia Military Media

Virginia Military Media

May 20, 2013 – May 29, 2013

Budget, Sequestration Impacts & Defense Cuts

Furloughed federal workers can collect unemployment – CNN Money (05.29.2013)

HASC holds Fire on Thorny Topics, But Fireworks Expected – Defense News (05.28.2013)

Defense Begins Delivering Furlough Notices – Government Executive (05.28.2013)

SecAF: Sequestration hits AF readiness, modernization – American Forces Press Service (05.28.2013)

Pentagon Issues Furlough Notices – ADC (05.28.2013)

DODDS-Europe Announces Furlough Dates  – Stars and Stripes (05.28.2013)

Panel Reviewing Future of the Air Force to Convene Next Week – ADC (05.27.2013)

Budget Morass Holding Air Force Back, Donley Says – ADC (05.27.2013)

How Are the Services Coping with Sequestration? – ADC (05.24.2013)

Commissaries to Close Mondays, Some Tuesdays – Stars and Stripes (05.24.2013)

Army Leaders may Want Extra Money for Afghanistan – DoD Buzz (05.23.2013)

Troops to see 1.8 percent pay raise if proposed budget bill passes – Stars and Stripes (05.21.2013)

Sequestration Hits Memorial Day Events Nationwide – Military News (05.21.2013)

Pentagon Requests $79B for Combat Operations – Stars and Stripes (05.20.2013)

Base Realignment and Closure News

BRAC Rejection Will Help Ease Readiness Issues, Wittman Suggests – ADC (05.27.2013)

Navy’s Analysis of Planned Changes at NS Mayport Could Be Improved, GAO Finds – ADC (05.24.2013)

Pentagon: Acquisition Reform Key to Strategic Choices Review – DoD Buzz (05.24.2013)

Readiness Panel Rejects BRAC Request – ADC (05.23.2013)

Panel rejects Pentagon’s request for base closings – Associated Press (05.23.2013)

K Street looking forward to BRAC fights – Politico (05.22.2013)

Authorization Bill Language Would Put Kibosh on BRAC – ADC (05.22.2013)

Milcon Panel Focuses Concerns on Impacts of Past Growth – ADC (05.21.2013)

Hagel Recognizes Five Installations for Excellence – ADC (05.20.2013)

Defense Industries

Air Force May Accelerate F-35 Start Date – DoD Buzz (05.28.2013)

Putting Focus on the Business of Defense – Defense News (05.28.2013)

Amid Big F-35 Deal, P&W Sees Challenges – Defense News (05.26.2013)

Interview with Matthew Desch, Iridium CEO – Defense News (05.24.2013)

New Mobile Device Policy Gives Options to Pentagon, Opportunities for Industry – Nat’l Defense Blog (05.24.2013)

Industry Opportunities Abound In Navy IT Network Consolidation – Nat’l Defense Blog (05.23.2013)

F-35 Cost Dips 1% to $391 Billion: Pentagon – DoD Buzz (05.23.2013)

Senators Join Congressmen in Supporting Battlefield Network – DoD Buzz (05.22.2013)

Ford Carrier, LCS Get Boosts in Seapower Mark – DoD Buzz (05.22.2013)

Army Carbine Competition Faces Delay, Possible Cancellation – Nat’l Defense Blog (05.22.2013)

Fly Triton! US Navy’s new BAMS aircraft makes first flight – Defense News (05.22.2013)

Navy Adopts Hybrid-Electric Amphibious Assault Ships – DoD Buzz (05.21.2013)

Virginia Defense & Installation News

Commissaries plan for Monday furloughs – Defense Commissary Agency (05.29.2013)

Wittman: Officer should run Arlington – Associated Press (05.29.2013)

Harriet Lane undergoes change of command – WAVY (05.28.2013)

Governor asked to accept Fort Monroe land – Daily Press (05.24.2013)

State likely to get 312 acres at Fort Monroe – Virginian-Pilot (05.28.2013)

Commentary: Support for military works for all of us – Free Lance-Star (05.22.2013)

Veterans & Military Families

Hiring veterans: They’re mature, up to speed, and ready to hit the ground running – Times Dispatch (05.29.2013)

Korean War Veterans Honored with Peace Medallion – Orlando Sentinel (05.29.2013)

Former POWs rekindle a tradition in Suffolk – Virginian-Pilot (05.28.2013)

WWII vet receives long-lost dog tag from France – Associated Press (05.28.2013)

Memorial Day ceremony recognizes 20 Virginia service members who died in past year – Washington Post (05.27.2013)

Sen. Tim Kaine Pays Tribute To Fallen Soldiers In Amelia – WRIC (05.27.2013)

Remembering our recently fallen heroes – Virginian-Pilot (05.27.2013)

Americans gather to honor fallen service members – WAVY (05.27.2013)

Top 10 Misconceptions About Military Life – Military Life (05.25.2013)

Brewers team up on beer to help military families – Associated Press (05.24.2013)

Ceremony honors fallen soldiers – WAVY (05.23.2013)

Annual ‘Jumping for a Purpose’ gives Wounded Warriors chance to fly high – Norfolk Navy Flagship (05.22.2013)

SBA Announces New Initiative with Top Lenders To Help Veterans Become Entrepreneurs – US SBA (05.21.2013)

Technology, Cyber & Energy

Pentagon programs target of China cyber threat – Associated Press (05.28.2013)

Pentagon Defends Weapons Despite Chinese Hacks – Military News (05.28.2013)

Slowed by Debate and Uncertainty, New Rules Green Light Response to Cyber Attacks – Defense News (05.27.2013)

Army to Expand Net Zero Initiative across All Installations – ADC (05.27.2013)

To Harden Networks, Cybersecurity Must Be ‘Baked In’ From Start – Nat’l Defense Blog (05.21.2013)

Other State Highlights

Georgia: Georgia Army Bases Facing Cuts – GPB News (05.24.2013)

Nevada: Nellis Air Force Base Gets Short End of the Budget Stick – Nat’l Defense Blog (05.23.2013)

Oklahoma: KC-46A training, operational bases, alternatives selected – Air Force News (05.22.2013)

Miscellaneous & Announcements

Committee Requests Comprehensive Study on Encroachment, Environmental Limitations – ADC (05.28.2013)

Navy Names Next Two Destroyers – Navy News (05.24.2013)

Photos – Volunteers place flags at Hampton military graves – Pilot Online (05.2013)



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