Company ID’s Seven Killed in Afghanistan Crash

A U.S. cargo plane company has released the names of seven people killed when one of its planes crashed in Afghanistan. First Officer Jamie Brokaw, of Monroe; pilots Brad Hasler of Trenton and Jeremy Lipka of Brooklyn; First Officer Rinku Summan of Canton; loadmaster Michael Sheets of Ypsilanti; and maintenance … Continue reading

Seven Civilian Contractors killed in Afghanistan Plane Crash

Horrific Video Captures Fatal Plane Crash in Afghanistan Jeremy Lipka A 37-year-old former Pine Island, Minn., man was the pilot of a civilian cargo plane that crashed in Afghanistan on Monday, killing him and six other people on board, family members said. Jeremy Lipka had been flying cargo planes for … Continue reading

Just how far the Employer/Carrier will go to deny a DBA Claim

NO HEART, NO CLAIM !! Callous Indifference From Military Contractor in Iraq, Family Says April 29, 2013      HOUSTON (CN) – A military contractor in Iraq shipped a worker’s body home in pieces, without the heart, then after “painful negotiations” but “no apology,” tried to charge his family for shipping home the … Continue reading

Army paid $5 million for garbage incincerators it never used in Afghanistan

The Washington Guardian  April 25, 2013 Talk about burning taxpayer money! The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers spent more than $5 million to have a contractor build two garbage incinerators at a forward-operating base in Afghanistan, but then the military never used the equipment because officials closed out the project … Continue reading

Roger Capps, Civilian Contractor, Injured in Afghanistan

News 4 Reno Nevada  April 25, 2013 Columbia Helicopters tells News 4 Roger Capps was injured during flight operations for a private contractor and is in stable condition. Columbia Helicopters Spokesman Dan Sweet says the company cannot release the scope of Capps’s injuries. They also cannot say where in Afghanistan … Continue reading

Iraq War Civilian Contractor Casualty Not Counted: Tim Eysselinck

Go tell the Americans Stranger Passing by That here obedient to their laws I lie April 23 2004 Ronco Consulting chose to play down the suicide and blame it on his wife and son.  They sent their HR person to our home to make sure that my husband hadn’t grown any … Continue reading

Shell Shock Lite

On Almost Getting PTSD in Iraq by Jeremiah Goulka Tom’s Dispatch  April 16, 2013 To that total, you would have to add American civilian advisors and contractors like Goulka, State Department officials, CIA agents, mercenaries, aid workers, reporters, and others who also bear the psychic scars of America’s recent wars. … Continue reading

Proposed Defense Base Act changes included in 2014 Budget Proposal

From Robert Ceniceros   at   Business Insurance April 11, 2013 Proposed Defense Base Act changes The president’s proposal also would replace the current Defense Base Act program with a governmentwide benefit fund that would bill individual federal agencies for their workers comp insurance costs. The DBA provides benefits for contract … Continue reading

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