Santa Garcia Ramirez, Civilian Contractor, Awarded Defense of Freedom Medal Posthumously

by Nick Blakeman at Washington Technology Another contractor who was killed while working in Afghanistan has joined the ranks of those honored with a Defense of Freedom medal. Earlier this month, Soriah Prokopich, the daughter of Santa Gracia Ramirez, a Pacific Architects and Engineers employee, was presented the medal honoring … Continue reading

Matthew Lemmon, Civilian Contractor, Killed in Kabul Suicide Bombing

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on November 1, 2011 WREG Memphis October 31, 2011 Memphis — Family members are struggling to accept the news that their loved one died in a suicide bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan last week. Matthew Lemmon, a civillian contractor was onboard a NATO armored bus with military personnel … Continue reading

Matthew Lemmon, Civilian Contractor killed in Afghanistan, Awarded Defense of Freedom Medal Posthumously

Memphis man killed in Afghanistan attack honored by U.S. Mathew Lemmon Civilian Contractor Killed in Kabul Suicide Bombing   A Memphis man who was killed in Afghanistan has received the Medal for the Defense of Freedom. The U.S. Secretary of Defense medal was posthumously bestowed on Matthew Lemmon of Memphis, … Continue reading

Thomas Janis Awarded Defense of Freedom Medal Posthumously

Defense contractor killed in 2003 awarded posthumous medal in ceremony Wednesday  March 27, 2013   MONTGOMGERY, Alabama – The commander of the U.S. Southern Command praised the bravery and skill of a civilian military contractor killed by Colombian guerrillas in 2003 during a posthumous award ceremony Wednesday at Maxwell-Gunter … Continue reading

Prosposed Rules: Federal Aquisition Regulation; Defense Base Act

A Proposed Rule by the Defense Department, the General Services Administration, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration on    03/20/2013 Update:  Please see the post by John Chamberlain at his blog for some important thoughts on this proposed rule. John’s Longshore and Defense Base Act Blog   Action Proposed Rule. … Continue reading

At Least 1,596 Civilian Contractor Deaths in Iraq

In case anyone cares Civilian Contractors account for a huge human toll as a result of the Iraq War. There have been at least 1,596  Civllian Contractor Deaths in Iraq There have been at least  46,531 Civilian Contractor Injuries in Iraq At least  533 Civilian Contractors serving in Iraq are … Continue reading

Impact of Sequester on Services at Division of Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Program

 a decision has been made to suspend all travel by DLHWC Staff until further notice  To DLHWC Customers and Stakeholders: As you are likely aware, due to the failure of Congress to reach a deal on balanced deficit reduction to avoid sequestration, the President on March 1 was required by … Continue reading

Dementia Risk Linked to Combat Head Injury, Study Says

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on July 18, 2011 Defense Base Act Insurance Companies CNA and AIG  have been extremely negligent in denying Contractors injured in bomb blasts diagnoses and treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury. Diagnoses and treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury delayed and denied results in irretrievable life long damage. Bloomberg  … Continue reading

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