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Weekly Military & Veterans Media Reports

08.21 – 26.2013 Virginia Military Media

Virginia Military Media

August 21, 2013 – August 26, 2013

Budget, Sequestration Impacts & Defense Cuts

GAO Questions Army, Marine Corps on Cost Benefits of Simulators – Nat’l Defense Blog (08.26.2013)

Expert: Possible DoD Firings ‘Tip of the Iceberg’ – Military News (08.25.2013)

Welsh Set to Unveil ‘Air Force 2023’ Strategy – DoD Buzz (08.23.2013)

GAO: Army ignores some NIE lessons – Defense News (08.23.2013)

Pentagon weighs firing thousands under 2014 spending cuts – Stars and Stripes (08.23.2013)

Boehner ups the ante for a budget showdown in September – The Hill (08.22.2013)

Army, Navy target top brass, headquarters spending in latest cuts – Stars and Stripes (08.21.2013)

FY’14 Defense Spending Would Be Trimmed by $50B under Proposed Budgets – ADC (08.21.2013)

Base Realignment / Closure / Movement /Land Lease

IMCOM’s Atlantic Region Headquarters Moves to San Antonio – ADC (08.22.2013)

Defense Industries

DoD taps IBM exec to head cyber programs – Defense News (08.24.2013)

DISA to spend $239 on network equipment – Defense News (08.23.2013)

Air Force seeks radar improvements – Defense News (08.23.2013)

General Dynamics Wins $500 Million Special Operations Truck Contract (Updated) – Nat’l Defense Blog (08.23.2013)

Army Kicks Off Rifleman Radio Competition, Asks Industry For Bids – Nat’l Defense Blog (08.22.2013)

Special Ops Command Announces $560 M Award for Critical New Vehicle – Defense News (08.22.2013)

General Dynamics completes risk reduction for Knifefish UUV – Defense News (08.21.2013)

Navy orders additional radar jammers – Defense News (08.21.2013)

USAF Planning Decade-Long Huey Extension – Defense News (08.21.2013)

Virginia Defense & Installation News

NASA to conduct helicopter crash test – WAVY (08.26.2013)

Two destroyers ordered to stay in Mediterranean – WAVY (08.24.2013)

Redskins Welcome Military Members at Training Camp – Military News (08.23.2013)

Command of attack subs to shift to Va. from Conn. – WAVY (08.22.2013)

Navy Cyber Forces move to Suffolk nearly complete – WVEC (08.21.2013)

Del. Anderson hosting town hall meeting on sequestration – Inside NOVA (08.21.2013)

Veterans & Military Families

Despite backlogs, VA disability claims processors get bonuses – Washington Post (08.26.2013)

After veteran Daniel Somers’s suicide, his family has a new mission: Improve VA services – Washington Post (08.23.2013)

Drill Team Musician Gives Back to Wounded Warriors – DVIDS (08.21.2013)

Technology Council Announces Vet Hiring Initiative – Military News (08.21.2013)



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