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 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 Alabama.com  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

Patrick Elkins of Clinton awarded Defense of Freedom Medal after being seriously injured while driving a truck in Iraq

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on May 12, 2011 Permanent nerve damage ended Elkins’ career as a truck driver, the only job he ever wanted. Battles with an insurance company halted Elkins’ benefits and forced him to drain every penny of his savings. Herald Review  May 12, 2011 CLINTON – Patrick Elkins … Continue reading

DynCorp International Honors Defense of Freedom Medal Recipients

FALLS CHURCH, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– DynCorp International hosted the families of 17 employees who were       killed while serving U.S. government missions abroad as they received       the Department of Defense’s Defense of Freedom medal, posthumously       recognizing the contributions their loved ones made for their country.       The honorees were killed while working on … Continue reading

Civilian contractor contributions vital to war effort

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on January 31, 2011 There are no less than 14 decorations and other awards specifically intended to honor the service of contractors, subcontractors and government employees. Yet it is rare to find anyone who has benefited from such accolades. DOD awards policies governing civilian military in war … Continue reading

Leishmaniasis from Iraq and Afghanistan a Hazard, but not a War Hazard

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on May 22, 2010 CNA is turning leishmaniasis claims in for War Hazard Recovery There will be no “Defense of Freedom Medal” for being infected with the Leishmaniasis parasite. Leishmaniasis is a one celled parasite normally contracted via the bite of a female sandfly. These sandflys and … Continue reading

Department of Labor and the E/C Employer Carrier Collaborate Again

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on May 21, 2010 Signal/NAWE Maritime Conference June 3-4  2010   Chicago Signal Mutual Indemnity Association Ltd. and National Association of Waterfront Employers Representatives from the Department of Labor will join long-time practitioners in spirited discussions on how to create innovative opportunities to improve current practices and procedures … Continue reading

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