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Weekly Military & Veterans Media Reports

07.15 – 23.2013 Virginia Military Media

Virginia Military Media

July 15, 2013 – July 23, 2013

Budget, Sequestration Impacts & Defense Cuts

House Rules Panel Clears DoD Spending Bill for Floor Action – Defense News (07.23.2013)

GAO Recommends Navy Pause LCS Program – Military News (07.23.2013)

Hagel: More Cuts Needed to Salvage Readiness – Military News (07.22.2013)

Hagel Calls for Sweeping Budget Reforms to Avoid Hollow Force – Nat’l Defense Blog (07.22.2013)

Navy running out of options to reduce the pain of sequestration in 2014, beyond – Federal News Radio (07.22.2013)

Greenert Defends LCS Survivability – DoD Buzz (07.22.2013)

House Appropriators Consider Strategy for FY’2014 Continuing Resolution – ADC (07.22.2013)

Doubts Loom Over Hagel’s Plan to Cut Staff – Defense News (07.21.2013)

DOD, Milcon Spending Bills to Take Backseat in Senate – ADC (07.21.2013)

Military Family Caucus Counts Sequestration Costs – Military News (07.19.2013)

Senate Consideration of Policy Bill Likely Postponed until September – ADC (07.18.2013)

Sequestration Contingency Plan Won’t Be Ready Soon, Top Officers Say – ADC (07.18.2013)

Lawmakers Look for a Way Out from Civilian Furloughs – ADC (07.17.2013)

Hagel Announces Cuts to Top Headquarters Funding – American Forces Press Service (07.17.2013)

Top Defense Offices Could Face 20 Percent Staff Cut – Government Executive (07.16.2013)

Grounded Units Resume Flying after Congress Approves Funding Shift – ADC (07.15.2013)

Air Force Structure Panel to Conduct Site Visits, Hold Hearings at Active, Guard Bases – ADC (07.15.2013)

                * Aug. 5 – Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va.

Navy bases to lay off 745 civilians – Military Times (07.12.2013)

Hagel Says Sequester Would Freeze Promotions – Military News (07.11.2013)

Defense Industries

Turnover High Among Top US Defense Executives – Defense News (07.23.2013)

Developers Vie to Equip Army With Small Expendable Armed Drones – Defense News (07.22.2013)

Army Buying More Computing Capabilities Under ITES-2 Contract – Defense News (07.22.2013)

This Year’s Top 100 Lists – Defense News (07.22.2013)

                *Top listings from Virginia.

Manage Corporate Risk, Don’t Drive Business on Luck – Defense News (07.21.2013)

Defense Auditors: Why So Many Spare Parts? – Nat’l Defense Blog (07.21.2013)

For the Navy, Sequester Equals Fewer Ships at Sea – Nat’l Defense Blog (07.21.2013)

Army Sets Date to Buy Mid-Tier Networking Vehicular Radios – Defense News (07.19.2013)

Given Budgets, the Stars Show Uneasy Future for Air Force Space Systems – Nat’l Defense Blog (07.16.2013)

Virginia Defense & Installation News

Aircraft carrier Truman deploys from Norfolk – Virginian-Pilot (07.23.2013)

USS Wasp changes command – Norfolk navy Flagship (07.23.2013)

Seven injured in Navy training exercise – WAVY (07.23.2013)

Navy Seeks to Avoid Cost Overruns on Next Carrier – Military News (07.22.2013)

Harry S. Truman CSG deploys – WAVY (07.22.2013)

Change of command for assault ship Wasp – Associated Press (07.22.2013)

Korean War Memorial dedicated in Winchester – Associated Press (07.22.2013)

Fort Lee officials expect delays during furloughs – Associated Press (07.19.2013)

Navy Develops New Class of Oilers – DoD Buzz (07.18.2013)

Langley AFB gate to re-open – WAVY (07.18.2013)

Coast Guard rescues 7 from sinking boat – WAVY (07.18.2013)

TRICARE says NO changes for Active Duty – WAVY (07.18.2013)

McDonnell: State program results in 200 service members getting commercial drivers’ licenses – Daily Press (07.17.2013)

American Legion Supports Vet Health Bill – Military.com (07.15.2013)

Fort Lee copes with furloughs – Times Dispatch (07.14.2013)

Veterans & Military Families

Shinseki Returns to VFW Convention – Stars and Stripes (07.23.2013)

Pilot program enhances Autism care, treatment – American Forces Press Service (07.23.2013)

Report: Long wars take toll on youngest military kids – Washington Post (07.22.2013)

Shinseki: Bold backlog goal drew fire, dollars – Daily Press (07.21.2013)

Families fight for TRICARE services – WAVY (07.21.2013)

Roanoke’s Trust House offers hope for homeless veterans – Roanoke Times (07.21.2013)

Veterans share memories at D-Day Memorial in Bedford – Roanoke Times (07.21.2013)

Fallen Joint Base Eustis soldier is remembered – Virginian-Pilot (07.20.2013)

MOAA Storms the Hill for Survivors – MOAA Press (07.19.2013)

Vets describe second betrayal when seeking care – Associated Press (07.19.2013)

Veterans find out-of-state military service can cost big when starting college – McClatchy Washington Bureau (07.18.2013)

Governor McDonnell Announces Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Program Reaches Major Milestone – Governor’s Press (07.18.2013)

Governor McDonnell Announces Anniversary Milestone of Virginia’s Troops to Trucks Program – Governor’s Press (07.17.2013)

VA Announces $300 Million in New Grants to Help End Veterans’ Homelessness – VA Press Release (07.13.2013)

Congress wants 4-year planning from VA, similar to DOD – Stars and Stripes (07.17.2013)

State schools to give veterans clearer path to academic credit – Times Dispatch (07.17.2013)

DoD: 5,000 Military Families Losing Food Stamps – Military News (07.13.2013)

Technology, Cyber, Environment & Energy

Analysts Can’t Calculate True Cost of Cybercrime, Espionage – Nat’l Defense Blog (07.23.2013)

DOD Environmental Efforts Succeeding, Officials Say – American Forces Press Service (07.22.2013)

U.S. military drone surveillance is expanding to hot spots beyond declared combat zones – Washington Post (07.20.2013)

Domestic Drone Expansion Enters New Phase – Nat’l Defense Blog (07.18.2013)

Carrier model unveiled in Michigan – WAVY (07.16.2013)

Miscellaneous & Announcements

Future of Ground Forces – Defense News (07.21.2013)

Air Force program has offered Stars and Stripes flown on drones – Washington Post (07.20.2013)

Housing Developments Near Bases Hindering Military Training – Nat’l Defense Blog (07.19.2013)

Marine Qualifies to Pilot Navy Ships – Marine Corps News (07.19.2013)

Navy outlines plans to reduce sexual assault – WAVY (07.19.2013)



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