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Weekly Military & Veterans Media Reports

07.23 – 29.2013 Virginia Military Media

Virginia Military Media

July 23, 2013 – July 29, 2013

Budget, Sequestration Impacts & Defense Cuts

US Furloughs Wreak Havoc on DoD Productivity – Defense News (07.29.2013)

Mattis to DoD: Lighten Up on Sequester Talk – Military News (07.29.2013)

Boehner Slams White House Over Shutdown Threat, Sequester – Defense News (07.26.2013)

House passes DoD spending bill, prohibits furloughs in 2014 – Federal News Radio (07.25.2013)

White House hardens stance on budget cuts ahead of showdown with Republicans – Washington Post (07.25.2013)

Air Force Fears Irreversible Damage From Budget Impasse – Nat’l Defense Blog (07.25.2013)

White House, Senate Republicans Step up Fiscal Talks – ADC (07.25.2013)

House Approves 1.8 Percent Military Pay Raise – Government Executive (07.24.2013)

Analysts: Defense Review Must Acknowledge Fiscal Reality – Nat’l Defense Blog (07.24.2013)

Pro-defense Bloc Crumbling in US Congress – Defense News (07.24.2013)

House Approves Provisions Banning Civilian Furloughs – ADC (07.24.2013)

Spending Bill Amendment Aimed at Underutilized Facilities – ADC (07.24.2013)

Talk of Shutdown Begins on Capitol Hill – ADC (07.23.2013)

Base Realignment and Closure

Lawmakers Reject Attempt to Tack on BRAC Ban to Spending Bill – ADC (07.23.2013)

Defense Industries

Plan would Give Soldiers a Common Geospatial View of the Battlefield – Defense News (07.29.2013)

Booming Business at Army Ammunition Plants – Nat’l Defense Blog (07.26.2013)

DISA delays $427 million cloud storage contract – Defense News (07.25.2013)

Pentagon: US Suspends Delivery of F-16s to Egypt – Defense News (07.24.2013)

Strategic Command Head Presses for B61 Refurbishment – Nat’l Defense Blog (07.24.2013)

Defense contractors buck expectations – Washington Post (07.24.2013)

Virginia Defense & Installation News

Recordings are new perspective on Navy jet crash – Virginian-Pilot (07.29.2013)

Industry, Navy Leaders Headline “IdeaFest: Hampton Roads” – Norfolk Navy Flagship (07.26.2013)

EODGRU 2 holds change of command – WAVY (07.26.2013)

Coast Guard rescues boaters off VB coast – WAVY (07.26.2013)

CG: Tug collided with private pier – WAVY (07.26.2013)

Sen. Warner tries to sell Virginia’s troubles – to Congress – Daily Press (07.25.2013)

Governor Bob McDonnell Visits Troops in Kuwait and Afghanistan – Governor’s Press (07.24.2013)

Norfolk shipyard wins $779,000 grant – Virginian-Pilot (07.24.2013)

Virginia Beach contractor blasts defense spending – Daily Press (07.23.2013)

Veterans & Military Families

Col. Bud Day, Medal of Honor recipient, dies at 88 – Associated Press (07.29.2013)

U.S. veteran fails to reach North Korea war site – Associated Press (07.29.2013)

Panel votes to expand VA benefits, let RC retirees be ‘vets’ – Daily Press (07.29.2013)

Norfolk base to host wounded warrior sports camp – Virginian-Pilot (07.29.2013)

Marines honor equine comrade from Korean War – Virginian-Pilot (07.29.2013)

Army vet reflects on his experience at Korean DMZ – Peninsula Warrior (07.26.2013)

Other State’s Highlights

Massachusetts: Governor Renames Massachusetts Military Reservation – ADC (07.23.2013)

Maryland: Havre de Grace Creating Identity as ‘Furlough Friendly Community’ – Havre de Grace Patch (07.23.2013)

Miscellaneous & Announcements

Urge Your Representatives to Join the House, Senate Defense Communities Caucuses – ADC (07.28.2013)

Navy remembers USS Forrestal fire and lessons learned – WAVY (07.26.2013)



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