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Weekly Military & Veterans Media Reports

06.24.2013 – 07.01.2013 Virginia Military Media

Virginia Military Media

June 24, 2013 – July 1, 2013

Budget, Sequestration Impacts & Defense Cuts

Budget cuts mean quiet celebration as July 4th marked without fireworks at some military bases – Washington Post (07.01.2013)

Army Drawdown Not Expected to Result in Significant Civilian Cutbacks – ADC (06.30.2013)

Navy should delay next carrier, GAO says – Bloomberg News (06.28.2013)

Budget woes may cancel classes at Naval Academy – Associated Press (06.27.2013)

Panel Blocks Network Cuts After Lobbying Push – DoD Buzz (06.27.2013)

Mandatory Federal Cuts Hurt Private Sector, Too – NY Times (06.27.2013)

Some states may lose Air National Guard flying units – Air Force Times (06.26.2013)

Personnel Impacts of Army Restructuring Extend to Dozens of Installations – ADC (06.26.2013)

                * Detailed Numbers!

Marines leader: 8,000 troops will go if sequester persists into next fiscal year – The Hill (06.26.2013)

Marines’ Sequester Bill: 8,000 Troops, Ground Vehicles, Combat Aircraft – Nat’l Defense Blog (06.26.2013)

Awaiting Floor Time, House Appropriations Bill in Legislative Limbo – Defense News (06.26.2013)

Obama Wants to Retain Top Military Advisors – Defense News (06.26.2013)

US Army Makes Deep Cuts But Keeps Combat Punch; Capitol Hill Restive – Defense News (06.25.2013)

Army force cuts pose risk to US national security, say lawmakers – The Hill (06.25.2013)

Army to Cut 12 Brigade Combat Teams by 2017, Odierno Says – American Forces Press Service (06.25.2013)

Balanced Restructuring to Eliminate Brigades at 10 Army Posts – ADC (06.25.2013)

How DoD Became a Smarter Customer – Defense News (06.24.2013)

Base Realignment and Closure News

Pentagon Uncertain How to Interpret Provision Added to Base Closure Statute – ADC (06.30.2013)

Authorization Bill Reveals Text of Amendment Blocking BRAC – ADC (06.28.2013)

GAO Report Explains DOD’s Authority to Close, Realign Bases outside of BRAC – ADC (06.27.2013)

                * Click here to read the GAO Report.

Could Joint Basing Generate More Savings, Senate Committee Wonders – ADC (06.24.2013)

Take a page from Goldwater’s playbook – The Hill (06.24.2013)

Defense Industries

HP Wins $3.4 Billion Navy IT Contract – DoD Buzz (07.01.2013)

Lawmakers Protect Funding to Refurbish Humvees – DoD Buzz (06.28.2013)

Navy, Marines Reclaim Ownership of Computer Networks – Nat’l Defense Blog (06.28.2013)

With Contractors Under Fire, One Exec Questions DoD Leaders – Defense News (06.28.2013)

New Law Extends Whistleblower Protections to Subcontractors – Defense News (06.28.2013)

Boeing: Assembly Begins on KC-46 – Defense News (06.28.2013)

Beechcraft’s Bid Was Higher Risk: Air Force – DoD Buzz (06.25.2013)

Virginia Defense & Installation News

‘Rawhides’ return to Naval Station Norfolk – WAVY (06.30.2013)

Yorktown torpedo facility gets new commander – Associated Press (06.30.2013)

House bill would lift ban on coastal gas, oil drilling – Virginian-Pilot (06.29.2013)

Ft. Eustis to lose 333 positions as Army downsizes – Associated Press (06.27.2013)

Virginia out in front when it comes to shipyard jobs, income – Daily Press (06.27.2013)

Draft of GAO report: Navy should delay contract for next carrier from Newport News Shipbuilding – Daily Press (06.27.2013)

Enterprise makes final trip to Newport News Shipyard – Norfolk Navy Flagship (06.27.2013)

Ike, CVW-7 and Hue City sailors home For Independence Day – Norfolk Navy Flagship (06.27.2013)

USS Ashland deploys for hull swap – WAVY (06.27.2013)

5,000+ sailors returning home in time for Independence Day – WAVY (06.26.2013)

Army officer nominated for Fort Belvoir post – Associated Press (06.26.2013)

Former CNO passes away in Norfolk – WAVY (06.25.2013)

C130 training flight was largest ever – WAVY (06.25.2013)

Panel to Monitor Military’s Use of Community-Installation Support Agreements – ADC (06.24.2013)

Veterans & Military Families

Doc Returns NVA Vet’s Arm – Associated Press (07.01.2013)

SEALs’ families blame federal officials for fatal attack – Virginian-Pilot (06.30.2013)

‘Prep-school’ Vet Still Boasts Army Service – Military News (06.29.2013)

Surprise! Disabled Army veteran receives new home in Smithfield – Daily Press (06.28.2013)

Virginia Congressional Delegation Expresses Support of Hire Vets Virginia Initiative – Kaine Newsroom (06.28.2013)

VirginiaValues Program a success – Progress Index (06.27.2013)

Veterans’ chief vows to reduce claims backlog – Associated Press (06.27.2013)

Veterans’ uphill road back, struggle with suicide – Associated Press (06.26.2013)

City Leader Talks About Ways to End Homelessness in the Valley – WHSV (06.26.2013)

Homelessness in Charlottesville – News Plex (06.25.2013)

The Wait We Carry: Using Data Visualization to Capture America’s Failure to Take Care of Its Veterans – The Atlantic (06.24.2013)

Technology, Cyber & Energy

Gen. Dempsey: Nations Preparing to Engage in Cyberwars on the Rise – Nat’l Defense Blog (06.27.2013)

Other State Highlights

Massachusetts: Bill Would Establish $177M Fund for Capital Projects at Massachusetts Military Bases – ADC (06.27.2013)

Alabama: Veterans Court on docket to help troubled vets – The Redstone Rocket (06.12.2013)

Miscellaneous & Announcements

Full text: The Gettysburg Address – WAVY (07.01.2013)

June a Deadly Month for Troops in Afghanistan – Stars and Stripes (07.01.2013)

Departing secretary Helped Create Strike Command – DoD Buzz (06.24.2013)

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