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05.29.2013 – 06.03.2013 Virginia Military Media

Virginia Military Media

May 29, 2013 – June 3, 2013

Budget, Sequestration Impacts & Defense Cuts

HASC Aide: Pentagon’s Strategic Review Delayed by ‘Weeks’ – Defense News (06.03.2013)

Analysts: Procurement Funds ‘Will Dry Up’ if Personnel, Base Costs Unchecked – Defense News (06.03.2013)

Dempsey: Military Ready to Trim Top Brass, Perks – Stars and Stripes (06.03.2013)

Military seeks to temper military justice overhaul – Associated Press (06.03.2013)

Pentagon, Regional Staffs Growing Despite Orders to Trim Personnel – Defense News (06.02.2013)

Pentagon Targets Overhead Spending – Defense News (06.02.2013)

Carter Directs Officials to Plan for Spending Cuts in FY’14, FY’15 – ADC (06.02.2013)

Plan to shut military supermarkets shows difficulty of cutting defense spending – Washington Post (06.01.2013)

Plan for 10 Percent Budget Cut in Fiscal 2014, Defense Official Says – Government Executive (05.31.2013)

FY15 Guidance Takes Sequester Into Account – Defense News (05.30.2013)

Personnel, Carriers, Jet Fighters Suffer Under Any Form of Sequester, Experts Agree – Nat’l Defense Blog (05.30.2013)

Lawmakers Continue to Push off Difficult Decisions over DOD Budget Cuts – ADC (05.30.2013)

Pentagon’s Strategic Review to Miss Deadline – ADC (05.30.2013)

House to Debate Milcon Spending Bill Next Week – ADC (05.29.2013)

Think tanks advocate defense cuts Congress rejects – The Hill (05.29.2013)

Odierno: Don’t rule out ground wars when cutting Army forces – Stars and Stripes (05.29.2013)

Base Realignment and Closure News

In Wake of KC-46A Basing Decision, Spokane Leaders Focus on Next BRAC – ADC (06.02.2013)

Think Tanks Look to BRAC to Cope with Deep Spending Cuts – ADC (05.29.2013)

Congress Revs Up Resistance to a New BRAC Round – Government Executive (05.28.2013)

Defense Industries

Amid Sequester, US Defense Stocks Still Surge – Defense News (06.01.2013)

Pentagon: First F-35s Operational in 2015 – Defense News (05.31.2013)

Virginia Defense & Installation News

Grass isn’t greener on the Navy side – just longer – Virginian-Pilot (06.01.2013)

Kaine: 2nd sequester year will hit Va. Harder than most – Virginian-Pilot (05.31.2013)

Navy lets the grass grow in a cost-cutting move – WAVY (05.31.2013)

Pentagon Furloughs Hit Hardest in Virginia, California – Bloomberg (05.30.2013)

Fort Monroe transfer still waiting state approval – Daily Press (05.29.2013)

Veterans & Military Families

VA mental health summits aim to improve care – Air Force Times (06.03.2013)

VA program helps ex-military medics in civilian world – Virginian-Pilot (06.03.2013)

Battle of Midway: 71st Anniversary Commemoration – Navy News (06.03.2013)

Study links church attendance, bad WWII experiences – Virginian-Pilot (06.02.2013)

Richmond VA hospital joins DNA-sampling project – Associated Press (06.02.2013)

Small veterans group advocates for military spending cuts – Washington Post (06.01.2013)

The American Legion’s Next Generation – The American Legion (05.31.2013)

Fort Bragg Planning Group Creates Infrastructure to Meet Veterans’ Mental Health Needs – ADC (05.30.2013)

Sequestration Hits Programs to House Homeless Vets – Military News (05.29.2013)

Technology, Cyber & Energy

Study: Nukes, Cyber Weapons Fuel Global Instability – Nat’l Defense Blog (06.02.2013)

Hagel chides China for cyberspying – Washington Post (06.01.2013)

Space Attacks: Technology And Contracting Shifts May End Market Dominance – Defense News (05.31.2013)

Other State Highlights

Colorado Springs Officials make Bid for More Growth at Ft. Carson – ADC (06.02.2013)

Miscellaneous & Announcements

Navy Finds Rare Historic Torpedo – Navy News (05.31.2013)

Navy going flame-resistant for sailors at sea – Associated Press (05.30.2013)

Top Marine Sees a Future of Perpetual War – Nat’l Defense Blog (05.29.2013)



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