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Weekly Military & Veterans Media Reports

07.29.2013 – 08.05.2013 Virginia Military Media

Virginia Military Media

July 29, 2013 – August 5, 2013

Budget, Sequestration Impacts & Defense Cuts

A US Navy With Only 8 Carriers? – Defense News (08.04.2013)

New Hope For Dodging Sequester – Defense News (08.04.2013)

Outside ‘Enforcer’ to Oversee DoD Headquarters Cuts – Defense News (08.04.2013)

Defense Officials Expect Deeper Cuts in Army End Strength – ADC (08.04.2013)

Settling for a CR Still Requires Tough Compromises – ADC (08.04.2013)

US House Hearing Short on SCMR Specifics – Defense News (08.01.2013)

Bill with Paul Ryan’s backing seeks budget flexibility for Pentagon – The Hill (08.01.2013)

DOD Memo Provides Specifics for Headquarters Spending Cuts – American Forces Press Service (08.01.2013)

Winnefeld: Budget Uncertainty Deepens ‘Readiness Hole’ – American Forces Press Service (08.01.2013)

Navy’s Plan for 306-Ship Fleet Fading Away – Military News (07.31.2013)

Obama: I Won’t Give Defense Special Treatment in Coming Fiscal Talks – Defense News (07.31.2013)

Senate to Consider Measures after Recess to Cancel Sequestration – ADC (07.31.2013)

Top Armed Services Dem: Just ditch sequestration – The Hill (07.31.2013)

Pentagon Review Reveals Best, Worst Case, Hagel Says – American Forces Press Service (07.31.2013)

                * Click here for Statement on Strategic Choices and Management Review as delivered by SecDef.

Senate Defense panel approves $594B Pentagon appropriations bill – The Hill (07.30.2013)

No Decisions Yet on Cutting Furlough Days, Official Says – American Forces Press Service (07.30.2013)

AP sources: Pentagon likely to cut Furlough days – Federal News Radio (07.30.2013)

Odierno: Wages, Benefits to Overwhelm Army Budget – Nat’l Defense Blog (07.29.2013)

CBO: Stopping sequester would boost economy but hurt long-term output – Washington Post (07.26.2013)

Base Realignment and Closure / Land Lease

Pentagon staff: Bases must be closed, raises curbed – Virginian-Pilot (08.04.2013)

Senate Committee Approves Property Disposal Legislation – ADC (07.31.2013)

Excess Property Legislation Calls for Pilot Program to Expedite Disposal of Federal Sites – ADC (07.30.2013)

Defense Industries

The Next Last Supper: New Dynamics Drive A&D Industry Changes – Defense News (08.04.2013)

CAE lands Drone Training Contract – Defense News (08.02.2013)

Navy Switches from Composite to Steel – Defense News (08.02.2013)

Defense Industry Remains in the Dark on Budget Decisions – Nat’l Defense Blog (08.02.2013)

Navy Orders 13 More P-8A Poseidons – St. Louis Post-Dispatch (08.02.2013)

Air Force awards $960 million IT contract – Defense News (07.31.2013)

Air Force Upgrades C-5 Galaxy Planes – DoD Buzz (07.31.2013)

C-130J Tops Surges in Pentagon Weapons Estimates – Military News (07.31.2013)

Odierno: GCV in Danger of Cancelation – Military News (07.30.2013)

Air Force Steps up Use of Energy Savings Contracts – ADC (07.29.2013)

Virginia Defense & Installation News

Rigell holds town hall on VA backlog – WAVY (08.05.2013)

No Comfort: Cuts leave hospital ship at Norfolk pier – Virginian-Pilot (08.03.2013)

Two Air National Guard jets collide – WAVY (08.02.2013)

Sequestration could hit HR even harder – WAVY (08.01.2013)

At Fort Eustis, Grim Reminders of a War Not Ended – Daily Press (08.01.2013)

Raiders of ‘Hitler’s Gas Station’ Reunite – Associated Press (08.01.2013)

New commander to lead Fort Lee garrison – Times Dispatch (08.01.2013)

RADM Smith assumes command of JFSC – WAVY (07.31.2013)

Army competition switches to video – Associated Press (07.31.2013)

Ft. Eustis Soldiers killed in Afghanistan – WAVY (07.31.2013)

20 years | 20 Questions: Capt. Bob Geis Commanding Officer, NAS Oceana – Norfolk Navy Flagship (07.31.2013)

Fallen Heroes

Spc. Caryn Nouv – 07.27.2013

Sgt. Eric Lawson – 07.27.2013

Veterans & Military Families

Vets Fall Through VA Mental Health System Cracks – Atlanta Journal-Constitution (08.05.2013)

Internet provides answers for family in WWII death – Associated Press (08.05.2013)

Camp helps wounded military gain strength, support – Virginian-Pilot (08.04.2013)

Agent Orange’s reach beyond the Vietnam War – Washington Post (08.03.2013)

31 Heroes workout honors troops – WAVY (08.03.2013)

WWII Vet Receives Bronze Star after 70 Years – Army News (08.02.2013)

Congress clears bill to ease military screening – Associated Press (08.02.2013)

Virginia leaders remember Byrd – Times Dispatch (07.31.2013)

Governor’s Proclamations

223rd Birthday of the United States Coast Guard – 08.04.2013

Naval Air Station Oceana Day – 08.02.2013

Miscellaneous & Announcements

How are employers finding fresh talent? – Washington Post (08.05.2013)

McGinn Is In as Navy’s New Installations, Energy Chief – ADC (08.04.2013)

Obama nominates James as Air Force secretary – Associated Press (08.03.2013)

Marine Recruit Survives Medical Mystery – DVIDS (08.02.2013)

                * Motivational Read.

Committee Endorses Nomination of Navy Installations Chief – ADC (07.30.2013)

DoD Making Plans To Possibly Stay in Afghanistan After 2014 – Defense News (07.30.2013)

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