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Weekly Military & Veterans Media Reports

08.05 – 12.2013 Virginia Military Media

Virginia Military Media

August 5, 2013 – August 12, 2013

Budget, Sequestration Impacts & Defense Cuts

Money-shuffling got military $1B to end furloughs – Virginian-Pilot (08.12.2013)

DoD Weighs Major COCOM Realignment – Defense News (08.11.2013)

Analysts: Cutting aircraft carriers a real possibility – Virginian-Pilot (08.09.2013)

Levin: Corporate Tax Reform Could Help Void Sequester Cuts – Defense News (08.09.2013)

2-Year Sequester Delay Proposal Gets Cool Reception – Defense News (08.09.2013)

Obama to Exempt Military Personnel from Sequestration in FY ’14 – ADC (08.08.2013)

Cuts in DoD review are too big, experts say – Army Times (08.07.2013)

DOD planning for sequestration in fiscal 2014; can’t rule out force reductions – Stars and Stripes (08.07.2013)

USS Miami to be scrapped, not repaired – Associated Press (08.07.2013)

Defense furloughs cut from 11 to 6 – Associated Press/WAVY (08.07.2013)

Pay Raises, Benefit Cuts on the Table – Dayton Daily News (08.07.2013)

Savings, Reprogramming Enable Furlough Reduction – American Forces Press Service (08.06.2013)

DoD Teacher Furloughs Canceled, Schools Stay Open – Military News (08.06.2013)

Pentagon Review Broaches Prospect of Eliminating up to Three Carriers – ADC (08.06.2013)

Budget Cuts Could Eliminate Five Fighter Squadrons from Air Force – ADC (08.05.2013)

Base Realignment and Closure / Land Lease

Process Needed to Settle Disagreements over BRAC Cleanup Requirements, DOD IG Says – ADC (08.06.2013)

Defense Industries

Defense agencies reading for major awards – Washington Post (08.11.2013)

Demand Grows for Broadband SATCOM Links to and From Aircraft – Defense News (08.09.2013)

Military, Public Safety Officials Still Looking for Help on Mobile Tech – Nat’l Defense Blog (08.09.2013)

Apache’s Upgraded Targeting Sensors Reach One Million Flight Hours – Nat’l Defense Blog (08.08.2013)

Navy P-8 Deal Tops $17 Billion in July Awards – DoD Buzz (08.06.2013)

DoD to Industry: Invest in R&D – Defense News (08.05.2013)

Virginia Defense & Installation News

USS Nicholas makes final homecoming – WAVY (08.09.2013)

CG Establishes Incident Management Assistance Team – U.S. Coast Guard (08.09.2013)

Flags fly at half-staff for NN Soldier – WAVY (08.08.2013)

Space fence decision cuts local contractor jobs – The Free Lance-Star (08.08.2013)

DoD schools spared sequestration furloughs – The Free Lance-Star (08.08.2013)

USS Ramage leaves on eight-month deployment – WAVY (08.07.2013)

On defense cuts, Rep. Forbes fighting his own party – Virginian-Pilot (08.05.2013)

Veterans & Military Families

Disabled Vets Memorial to Open in 2014 – Military News (08.12.2013)

Obama Introduces New PTSD and Education Programs – Military News (08.12.2013)

Obama says VA has reduced backlog of disability claims – Washington Post (08.12.2013)

Obama announces aid initiative to help wounded veterans – Washington Post (08.10.2013)

Obama signs bill easing airport screening for vets – Associated Press (08.09.2013)

New initiative helps veterans afford the ‘American dream’ – Jet Observer (08.08.2013)

Program seeks to link Virginia vets with jobs – Daily Progress (08.07.2013) * V3 Program Article

Wounded Warriors enjoy recreational sports camp – Norfolk Navy Flagship (08.07.2013)

VA Uses EUL to Build Supportive Housing for Veterans at New York Medical Center – ADC (08.07.2013)

Study disputes link between combat and suicide – Associated Press (08.06.2013)

Spouse Employment Effort Surpasses Goal More Than 2 Years Early – American Forces Press Service (08.05.2013)

Miscellaneous & Announcements

US Plans To Sell $4.3B In Gear, Support to Iraq – Defense News (08.11.2013)



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