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Weekly Military & Veterans Media Reports

08.26.2013 – 09.03.2013 Virginia Military Media

Virginia Military Media

August 26, 2013 – September 3, 2013

Budget, Sequestration Impacts & Defense Cuts

Sources: Pentagon Backs Cutting LCS to 24 ships – Defense News (09.02.2013)

White House, Republican senators give up on budget talks – Washington Post (08.29.2013)

Budget battle could put military pay at risk – Army Times (08.29.2013)

AF chief apologizes for furloughs, but braces for more cuts – Stars and Stripes (08.27.2013)

Exclusive: Former Air Force secretary to lead Pentagon efficiency review – Reuters (08.27.2013)

Pentagon Weighs Firing Thousands Under 2014 Spending Cuts – Bloomberg (08.23.2013)

Defense Industries

Army Selects 22 Solar Contractors under $7B MATOC – ADC (09.02.2013) ***Six in Virginia.

Undeterred By Possible Delays, BAE Continues Ground Combat Vehicle Development – Nat’l Defense Blog (08.28.2013)

Eight vendors added to $6.9B Air Force contract – Defense News (08.27.2013) ***Four in Virginia.

Pratt, DoD Reach Agreement on F-35 Engine Lot – Defense News (08.27.2013)

Army orders additional counterfire radars – Defense News (08.27.2013)

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

Army Spent $800 Million on Network Tests – DoD Buzz (08.26.2013)

Virginia Defense & Installation News

Fighter pilots master vertical landing in F-35B jet, but… – Virginian-Pilot (09.02.2013)

VIDEOS | F-35B tests vertical landing, short takeoff – Pilot Online (09.02.2013)

USS Roosevelt redelivered to Navy after overhaul – WAVY (09.01.2013)

NNSY undocks USS Newport News – WAVY (08.30.2013)

Newport News Shipbuilding workers face a hidden toxin – Daily News (08.30.2013)

Furloughs, layoffs spotlighted at sequestration town hall – Inside NoVa (08.28.2013)

CO of Hospital Ship’s Treatment Facility Relieved – Navy News (08.28.2013)

Kaine urges federal budget action – The Free Lance-Star (08.27.2013)

Veterans & Military Families

Verlander pitches in with wallet for Norfolk veterans – Virginian-Pilot (09.02.2013)

Army Launches Vietnam War Commemoration – American Forces Press Service (08.30.2013)

Korean War Soldier’s Remains Identified – Chicago Tribune (08.29.2013)

The Legion Seeks to Protect Benefits from Sequestration – Military.com (08.28.2013)

VA outpatient costs to rise for some TFL-eligible retirees – Daily Press (08.26.2013)

Miscellaneous & Announcements

GSA increases travel-reimbursement rates for feds – Washington Post (09.03.2013)

Marines’ recruiting website redirected to pro-Assad message – Washington Post (09.02.2013)

Electric Boat To Lay Off Nearly 500 Employees – The Courant (08.23.2013)



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