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Weekly Military & Veterans Media Reports

06.03 – 10.2013 Virginia Military Media

Virginia Military Media

June 3, 2013 – June 10, 2013

Budget, Sequestration Impacts & Defense Cuts

Hope Fades for ‘Grand Bargain’ to Avoid Sequester – Defense News (06.10.2013)

DOD Adds Personnel Data to Annual Inventory of Facilities – ADC (06.09.2013)

*** Click here to see FY2013 Baseline – Base Structure Report (WORTH REVIEWING/REFERENCING)

Obama’s veto threat on spending bills falls flat – The Hill (06.09.2013)

HASC Approves 2014 NDAA, Ignores Next Sequestration Round – Defense News (06.06.2013)

McRaven: Sequestration Will Dull SOF’s Edge – Military News (06.06.2013)

Hear Four Washington Insiders Explain How the Pentagon Can Survive the Budget Quagmire – ADC (06.06.2013)

Armed Services Committee Requests Justification for Army Drawdown Decisions – ADC (06.06.2013)

Furlough Burden a Mixed Bag Across Services – Dayton Daily News (06.05.2013)

DoD Looking at Sequestration Impact to 2014 Budget – Defense News (06.05.2013)

Panel Ignores Pleas to Reform Defense Budget – DoD Buzz (06.05.2013)

How Are Our Installations Holding up under Sequestration? – ADC (06.04.2013)

House ignores Obama veto threat, passes first 2014 spending bill – The Hill (06.04.2013)

From left, right and center, analysts beg DoD to tackle overhead costs – Federal News Radio (06.04.2013)

Obama threatens to veto House GOP 2014 spending bills – The Hill (06.03.2013)

‘Rightsize’ Defense Civilian Workforce, Analysts Say – Government Executive (06.03.2013)

Kendall: Sequestration Likely to continue into 2014 – American Forces Press Service (06.03.2013)

Base Realignment and Closure News

BRIC Bill Would Extend BRAC Environmental Protections to Other Closed Bases – ADC (06.09.2013)

House members clash over base closure rules – The Hill (06.05.2013)

Defense Spending Bill Would Restore Facility Sustainment Funds – ADC (06.05.2013)

House Adds BRAC Prohibition to Milcon Spending Bill – ADC (06.04.2013)

House Armed Services Releases Chairman’s Mark for Authorization Bill – ADC (06.03.2013)

Think Tanks Implore Policymakers to Approve BRAC, Other Budget Reforms – ADC (06.03.2013)

Defense Industries

Protect US Manufacturing Base – Defense News (06.09.2013)

F-35A Completes 1st In-Flight Missile Launch – Air Force News (06.07.2013)

Global War on Crime and Drugs Creates Opportunities for Contractors – Nat’l Def Blog (06.07.2013)

HASC to Air Force: Craft Predator-to-Reaper Transition Plan – Defense News (06.05.2013)

Green Energy Deal Tops $23 Billion in May Awards – DoD Buzz (06.04.2013)

Navy Makes $6 Billion Multi-Year Destroyer Buy – DoD Buzz (06.04.2013)

First American-class Amphib Nears Completion – Defense Tech (06.04.2013)

Pentagon Considers Help for Struggling, but Critical Small Businesses – Nat’l Def Blog (06.03.2013)

Virginia Defense & Installation News

Wittman Determined to Fight Military’s Readiness Crisis – ADC (06.07.2013)

Va. Takes control of 312 acres at Fort Monroe – Associated Press (06.06.2013)

Congress may intervene with Fort Monroe land transfer – Daily Press (06.06.2013)

Submarine delivered to Navy 11 months early – WAVY (06.06.2013)

Governor McDonnell Signs For Monroe Quitclaim Deed – Governor’s Press (06.06.2013)

Veterans & Military Families

Army Veteran Works to Bring Home MIAs – Army News (06.10.2013)

Senate’s last World War II vet buried at Arlington – Associated Press (06.07.2013)

Leveraging Existing Organizations’ Efforts Often Best Way for Communities to Support Veterans – ADC (06.05.2013)

Oklahoma’s Inhofe Defends Service Members, Families, Veterans – ADC (06.03.2013)

Obama Signs New Stolen Valor Act – Military News (06.03.2013)

**Top 50 Military Friendly Cities** – militaryfriendly.com (05.22.2013)

Technology, Cyber & Energy

Top Pentagon Scientist Pushing to Fund Technological Demonstrations (UPDATED) – Nat’l Def Blog (06.07.2013)

Secret cyber directive calls for ability to attack without warning – Washington Post (06.07.2013)

White House: Obama adjusting use of cyber offense in response to threats – Washington Post (06.07.2013)

HASC Green-Lights East Coast Missile Shield – Defense News (06.06.2013)

US Navy Unmanned Air Takes Off – Defense News (06.04.2013)

With Warplanes Grounded, Can Flight Simulators Fill Air Force Training Gap? (UPDATED) – Nat’l Def Blog (06.04.2013)

Other State Highlights

Nebraska: Omaha ranks among the top military friendly cities in the U.S. – Omaha.com (06.05.2013)

Miscellaneous & Announcements

Tactical Explosive Detection Dog Boosts Morale – DVIDS (06.07.2013)

Navy Names Multiple Ships – Navy News (06.07.2013)



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