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Weekly Military & Veterans Media Reports

07.01 – 08.2013 Virginia Military Media

Virginia Military Media

July 1, 2013 – July 8, 2013

Budget, Sequestration Impacts & Defense Cuts

A day without pay ahead for Pentagon workers – Associated Press (07.08.2013)

Transportation Infrastructure Not Just an Outside-the-Gates Concern, Committee Says – ADC (07.07.2013)

Sources: DoD Considers 3 Options for JIEDDO – Defense News (07.06.2013)

Most Defense Civilians Begin Forced 3-Day Furlough Weekends – Government Executive (07.05.2013)

National Guard Soldiers, Airmen to be Furloughed – Associated Press (07.04.2013)

Congress asks for furlough explanation – WAVY (07.03.2013)

DoD, VA Calculate Costs of Post-DOMA Military – Military News (07.03.2013)

Navy Pivots Training to Match Pacific Transition – DoD Buzz (07.02.2013)

Pentagon’s Sequester Plan Delayed – ADC (07.02.2013)

Air Force Should Consolidate Infrastructure, Senate Appropriators Say – ADC (07.01.2013)

To Shield Defense Spending from Sequester, Budget Agreement Needed, Murray Says – ADC (07.01.2013)

DoD to managers: Don’t use military, contractors to offset civilian furloughs – Federal News Radio (07.01.2013)

Guard chief reiterates force commitment – Army Times (07.01.2013)

Base Realignment and Closure News

Spending to Clean Up Legacy BRAC Sites Reaches $26B – ADC (07.04.2013)

Defense Industries

Governor McDonnell Announces Development of Virginia’s First Modeling and Simulation Strategic Plan – Governor’s Press (07.08.2013)

Army Radio Competition Has Manufacturers on Edge – Nat’l Defense Blog (07.07.2013)

Speeding Up Defense Sims – Defense News (07.05.2013)

Army IT Deal Tops $45 Billion in June Awards – DoD Buzz (07.03.2013)

Corps Buys Body Armor for Shorter Marines – Military.com (07.03.2013)

Navy’s Bigger, Faster Fire Scout To Fly This Fall – Defense News (07.02.2013)

BAE buyout of Marine Hydraulics called off; Navy cited – Virginian-Pilot (07.02.2013)

Virginia Defense & Installation News

Sailor falls overboard, body recovered – WAVY (07.06.2013)

Military closes, cuts hours at some swimming pools – Associated Press (07.05.2013)

Va-based ship trained with UK, French, Russians – Associated Press (07.05.2013)

Langley Speedway hosts Military Appreciation Night – Peninsula Warrior (07.05.2013)

Admiral: Brace for similar sequester impact in 2014 – Virginian-Pilot (07.04.2013)

Gov. McDonnell attends “Fourth at the Fort” – WTKR (07.04.2013)

CG Cutter Northland returns home – WAVY (07.04.2013)

IKE returns home after 4 months at sea – WAVY (07.03.2013)

Congressman, CNO meet to discuss Navy – WAVY (07.03.2013)

5th Fleet PC Force Grows to Eight Ships – Navy News (07.03.2013)

Ships finish homeport change to Bahrain – Associated Press (07.03.2013)

SEAL’s family drops out of lawsuit – WAVY (07.02.2013)

Veterans & Military Families

AP IMPACT: MIA efforts risk ‘total failure’ – Associated Press (07.08.2013)

Veteran repays debt in emotional fashion – Martinsville Bulletin (07.07.2013)

Principi: Wide net of eligibility behind VA claims backlog – Daily Press (07.07.2013)

Chesapeake memorial honors those killed in combat – Virginian-Pilot (07.06.2013)

GI’s Snapshot Captures Moment in Wartime – Akron Beacon Journal (07.06.2013)

JBLE Wounded Warriors adapt, overcome at Andrews sports camp – Peninsula Warrior (07.05.2013)

Marine museum recognizes women who served – Associated Press (07.05.2013)

LFCC serves ‘unprecedented’ number of veteran students – NV Daily (07.04.2013)

Veteran finds dog through social media – WAVY (07.03.2013)

Veteran Services, There Is No “I” in “Team” – Huffington Post (07.02.2013)

                * Great Read for Virginia Veterans Working Group!


5 Reasons Why Employers Are Not Hiring Vets – Dept of Veterans Affairs

Top 10 Veteran Resume Mistakes – Military.com


Technology, Cyber & Energy

Studies: Cyberspying Targeted SKorea, US Military – Associated Press (07.08.2013)

Senate Panel Supports DOD Initiatives to Conserve Energy, Test Microgrids – ADC (07.02.2013)

Other State Highlights

California: Program helps military medical personnel with jobs at local facilities – ABC News 10 (07.02.2013)

Colorado: ‘Boots to Suits’ Mentoring Program Provides Employment Boosts to Denver-Area Veterans – ADC (07.02.2013)

Alabama: New Alabama Law Allows Communities to Better Support Installations – ADC (07.01.2013)

Arizona: Jet crash shows base needs space – AZ Central (06.28.2013)

Miscellaneous & Announcements

Senators aim to enhance voting rights for military – Associated Press (07.03.2013)

Navy: New piers, projects in lean times – UT San Diego (07.02.2013)



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