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Weekly Military & Veterans Media Reports

09.03 – 10.2013 Virginia Military Media

Virginia Military Media

September 3, 2013 – September 10, 2013

Budget, Sequestration Impacts & Defense Cuts

GAO Questions Keeping AFRICOM in Germany – Stars and Stripes (09.10.2013)

Air Force approves 358 early retirements – Air Force Times (09.09.2013)

Official: DoD will ‘aggressively’ target military pay, troop levels – Air Force Times (09.09.2013)

House Leaders Struggle to Craft CR that Will Attract Republican Support – ADC (09.09.2013)

Ryan, Cooper Propose Flexibility for DoD Budget Cuts – ADC (09.08.2013)

Four Issues to Watch as US Congress Returns for Busy Fall – Defense News (09.07.2013)

Air Force efforts to cut IT costs back on track after protests – Defense News (09.06.2013)

Role of Chief Information Officer Sparks Pentagon Turf Battle – Nat’l Defense Blog (09.06.2013)

US Navy, GAO at Odds Over Carrier Issues – Defense News (09.05.2013)

Navy Chief: Quality of Force More Important Than Number of Ships (UPDATED) – Nat’l Defense Blog (09.05.2013)

Official Predicts Bleak Budget Picture for Fiscal 2014 – American Forces Press Service (09.05.2013)

Greenert Details Navy’s Fiscal 2014 Budget Realities – American Forces Press Service (09.05.2013)

Kendall: Under Sequester, ‘We Are Unilaterally Disarming’ – Nat’l Defense Blog (09.04.2013)

Air Force Commission Attempts to Compare Costs for Active, Reserve Forces – ADC (09.03.2013)

Army Installations Wait for Decision on Headquarters Cutbacks – ADC (09.03.2013)

Defense Industries

Solar Energy Deal Tops $32 Billion in August Awards – DoD Buzz (09.10.2013)

At DSEI, Defense Contractors Settle Into New Fiscal Reality – Nat’l Defense Blog (09.10.2013)

Lockheed Joins Bell in Future Army Helicopter Competition (UPDATED) – Nat’l Defense Blog (09.09.2013)

Army Sets Date to Release Much-Anticipated Industrial Base Report – Defense News (09.08.2013)

Signs point to rockier road for services contractors – Washington Post (09.08.2013)

DoD Looking to Make Combat Aircraft, Rotorcraft Investments – Defense News (09.04.2013)
Pentagon buying official forecasts much tougher 2014 for defense contractors – Washington Post (09.01.2013)

Virginia Defense & Installation News

At Fort Eustis, a sweet homecoming, a sense of loss – Daily Press (09.09.2013)

Retail checkup: Small businesses in Hampton Roads report flat sales during federal furloughs – Daily Press (09.09.2013)

USS Minnesota commissioned in Norfolk – WAVY (09.07.2013)

Navy prepares to commission USS Minnesota – WAVY (09.06.2013)

Students Reveal Plan to Save USNS Comfort Millions – DVIDS (09.06.2013)

Aircraft Repair Firm to Relocate to Brunswick Landing [from Newport News] – ADC (09.04.2013)

Statement of Governor Bob McDonnell on Secretary Terrie Suit’s Selection as Chief Executive Officer of Virginia Association of REALTORS – Governor’s Press (09.04.2013)

Veterans & Military Families

VA Budget Skyrockets Despite Federal Spending Cuts – Dayton Daily News (09.09.2013)

Vietnam Veteran Retires after 42 Years of Service – DVIDS (09.09.2013)

Sen. Kaine holds roundtable with veterans in Norfolk – Virginian-Pilot (09.07.2013)

Vice Chairman Joins in Opening Wounded Warrior Retreat – American Forces Press Service (09.06.2013)

Army Reintegration Initiative Supports a ‘Soldier for Life’ – ADC (09.05.2013)

Agencies Show Commitment to Transitioning Personnel – ADC (09.03.2013)

Special courts for veterans expanding across US – Stars and Stripes (09.02.2013)

Miscellaneous & Announcements

DoD begins search for Air Force One replacement – Air Force Times (09.09.2013)

ADC Announces Exclusive Defense Budget Briefing – ADC (09.05.2013)



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