A New Years Toast

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on January 1, 2010 Cheers T. Christian Miller for your years of work exposing the injustices against killed and injured contactors be they expats, TCN’s, or local nationals. You’ll get an award of some kind for this one day, really…. Everyone one of you who contributes to … Continue reading

Civilian Contractor Casualty Count

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WE ARE THE BEST KEPT SECRET OF THE WARS Visit our Our Fallen Contractors Memorial 3,357 Civilian Contractor Deaths since September 2001 94,727 Civilian Contractors Injured since September 2001 For individual Contractor Casualties go to Civilian Contractor Casualty or Civilian Contractor Casualties At Least 55 Civilian Contractor Deaths in Second … Continue reading

Help Wanted: Top Ten Worst DBA Offenses of 2009

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on December 30, 2009 While there was no shortage of fraud, criminal intent,  negligence, or just plain meanness and disrespect  carried out against  injured contractors this year we’d like your help in remembering and documenting them here. Recommended categories: AIG and CNA and looks like Zurich needs … Continue reading

Eight US Civilians Killed in Afghanistan Blast

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on December 30, 2009 Eight U.S. Civilians Killed in Afghanistan Blast (Update1) Update Dec 31 9pm The suicide bomber who killed seven CIA employees at a remote base in south-eastern Afghanistan was being courted as an informant and had been invited onto the base, according to a … Continue reading

PTSD Hotline Suicide Prevention

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on December 25, 2009 Please do not hesitate to call this number. You do not have to be a Veteran though many of you are.  They are here to serve families as well as the community. Veterans Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-TALK, Veterans Press 1 The Department  of … Continue reading

Lost in Limbo: Injured Afghan Translators Struggle to Survive

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on December 22, 2009 by Pratap Chatterjee, Special to ProPublica – December 17, 2009 Farshad Yewazi (standing, far left in light camo), 23, was wounded during an ambush while serving as a translator for the U.S. Army in Afghanistan. His insurance company failed to provide him medical … Continue reading

For AIG’s Man in Jordan, War Becomes a Business Opportunity

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on December 22, 2009 by T. Christian Miller, ProPublica – December 17, 2009 8:41 pm EST Emad Hatabah AMMAN, Jordan—For Emad Hatabah, the war in Iraq became a business opportunity. As AIG’s chief representative in Jordan, he was responsible for coordinating the care for hundreds of Iraqis … Continue reading

Foreign Interpreters Hurt in Battle Find US Insurance Benefits Wanting

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on December 21, 2009 Foreign Interpreters Hurt in Battle Find U.S. Insurance Benefits Wanting by T. Christian Miller, ProPublica – December 18, 2009 4:42 am EST This story was co-published with the Los Angeles Times [1]. Malek Hadi was working with the U.S. military police when a … Continue reading

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