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Weekly Military & Veterans Media Reports

08.12 – 21.2013 Virginia Military Media

Virginia Military Media

August 12, 2013 – August 21, 2013

Budget, Sequestration Impacts & Defense Cuts

Army Races to Cut Headquarters Staff by 25 Percent – Military News (08.20.2013)

US Army Leaders Give Subordinate Just Weeks to Cut Staffs, Budgets by 23 Percent – Defense News (08.19.2013)

House Republicans Weighing ‘No-Drama’ CR – ADC (08.19.2013)

Possible Consolidation of Regional Commands Would Eliminate Thousands of Positions – ADC (08.18.2013)

Innovative C-17 Flight Tests to Save AF Millions – Air Force News (08.18.2013)

House panel wants answers on possible carrier cuts – The Hill (08.16.2013)

Military Community Blasts Congress Over Sequester – Military News (08.16.2013)

Carrier Doomsday Cuts Yield Congressional Queries – DoD Buzz (08.16.2013)

Hagel looks to cut impact of recent Obama remarks – Associated Press (08.15.2013)

Air Force to Shut Down Space Surveillance System – Air Force News (08.13.2013)

Base Realignment and Closure / Land Lease

Inspector General Cites Geospatial Agency for Violating BRAC Law – ADC (08.19.2013)

NGA Rejects IG Finding That It ‘Wasted Millions,’ Violated Base Closure Law – Breaking Defense (08.16.2013)

Defense Industries

U.S. Military UAVs: The State of the Art – C4ISR & Networks (08.21.2013)

Boeing Predicts ‘Game Changers’ for Unmanned Underwater Vehicles – Defense News (08.20.2013)

Army develops requirements for EW – Defense News (08.20.2013)

Northrop Grumman Still Hoping for Reversal of Euro Hawk Cancelation – Nat’l Defense Blog (08.20.2013)

US Giants Skimp on Research, Development – Defense News (08.19.2013)

Navy Selects Four Companies to Provide Preliminary UCLASS Designs – Defense News (08.19.2013)

Army Preparing For a Slew of Critical Radio Contracts – Defense News (08.19.2013)

States Look to Soar as Commercial UAS Industry Takes Off – ADC (08.18.2013)

Purchases of Commercial Drones Might Be Hindered by Cost, Public Perception – Nat’l Defense Blog (08.16.2013)

States Could See Big Windfall If Chosen for FAA Unmanned Aircraft Test Site – Nat’l Def Blog (08.16.2013)

SPAWAR Awards $150 Million in Communications Contract – Defense News (08.16.2013)

Future of Armed Ground Robots in Combat Still Debated – Nat’l Defense Blog (08.15.2013)

Drone Manufacturers Prepare for Protracted Slowdown – Nat’l Defense Blog (08.14.2013)

Draft RFP for Navy’s new Carrier-Based Drone Due in September – Nat’l Defense Blog (08.14.2013)

Analyst: Navy Should Create Drone Operator Corps – Nat’l Defense Blog (08.13.2013)

A Sink-or-Swim Moment for Combat Vehicles Industry – Nat’l Defense Blog (08.13.2013)

Amid Defense Downturn, Tech Startups Turn to Private Sector – Nat’l Defense Blog (08.12.2013)

Navy’s Use of Biofuels Could Trigger Private-Sector Adoption – Nextgov (08.2013)

Virginia Defense & Installation News

Limited hours for Portsmouth medical center’s gate 2 – Virginian-Pilot (08.20.2013)

Navy releases transmission recordings from jet crash – WAVY (08.20.2013)

Possible carrier cuts concern Navy in HR – WAVY (08.20.2013)

USS Stout deploys to Mediterranean Sea – WAVY (08.20.2013)

Cutter returns from Caribbean patrol – WAVY (08.20.2013)

Navy changes how alcohol is sold on-base – Associated Press (08.17.2013)

New aircraft carrier marks another milestone in Va – WAVY (08.17.2013)

Navy re-evaluates military ID system – WAVY (08.16.2013)

NASA, Navy practice space-capsule recovery – Associated Press (08.15.2013)

NAS Oceana holding change of command Aug. 16 – Norfolk Navy Flagship (08.15.2013)

‘Doing the right thing’ guides career of Ocean’s commanding officer – Jet Observer (08.15.2013)

Navy: No environmental impact at NSN – WAVY (08.15.2013)

Virginia aims to help defense contractors make money overseas – Watchdog.org (08.14.2013)

Fort Monroe lands helicopter parts manufacturer – Daily Press (08.13.2013)

Small fire aboard Norfolk ship – WAVY (08.12.2013)

Veterans & Military Families

Governor McDonnell Joins Northern Virginia Technology Council for Launch of New Veterans Employment Initiative – Governor’s Press Release (08.20.2013)

Conference at Virginia Tech to focus on hiring veterans – WSLS10 (08.20.2013)

Community Colleges, Universities Adopt Best Practices to Support Veterans – ADC (08.20.2013)

VA Partners to Reduce Claims Backlog – Military.com (08.19.2013)

Are Military Personnel and Healthcare Costs Skyrocketing? – Miltiary.com (08.19.2013)

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD [Infographic] – Military Fitness Blog (08.16.2013)

Gen. David C. Jones, ex-Joint Chiefs chair, dies – Associated Press (08.15.2013)

Governor McDonnell Highlights Why Virginia is “The Most Veteran-Friendly State in the Nation” – Governor’s Press Release (08.14.2013)

Governor McDonnell Announces Launch of VEDP ‘Going Global’ Defense Initiative – Governor’s Press Release (08.13.2013)

Other State’s Highlights

Nevada Unveils One-Stop Portal to Aid Veterans – ADC (08.19.2013)

Miscellaneous & Announcements

Navy Works to Develop Sea Sparrow Block 2 – DoD Buzz (08.20.2013)

Navy: X-47B Drone Won’t Be a Killer – DoD Buzz (08.14.2013)

CNO’s Logbook – Navy Website



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