Hyun K Shin, Civilian Contractor, USACE/DOD, Killed in Afghanistan

  Hesperia resident dies in Afghanistan Rene De La Cruz, Staff Writer HESPERIA • A local man who worked with the Department of Defense has been killed in Afghanistan. Hyun K. Shin, of Hesperia, who worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a civilian employee with the Department … Continue reading

At Least 44 Civilian Contractor Deaths in First Quarter of 2013, 2,739 Injuries

Please see Civilian Contractor Casualty Count for prior Statistics and Totals WE ARE THE BEST KEPT SECRET OF THE WARS According to the Department of Labor’s Defense Base Act Claim Summary Reports there were at least  44 Civilian Contractor Deaths filed on in the first quarter of 2012. There were at … Continue reading

Army Vet Battling Private Insurer for Coverage She Feels is Due

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on June 13, 2011 “The American Psychiatric Association has a very specific and rigid stance against psychiatrists rendering diagnoses on patients they have not examined.” Injured as contractor in Afghanistan but denied specialized therapy at home Kevin Graman The Spokesman Review  June 13, 2011 A highly trained … Continue reading

Army Public Health Command won’t release health studies-or even the titles of studies

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on May 16, 2011 By Bryant Furlow on May 15, 2011  Epinewswire The U.S. Army Public Health Command will not disclose epidemiological consultation (EPICON) studies completed in 2010 — or even a list of EPICON study titles, according to a Freedom of Information Act denial letter sent … Continue reading

Christina S Maddock, Civilian Contractor, Critically Injured in Afghanistan

Incident, Critically Injured, Killed, Shot, Accident FAIRBORN Daily Herald February 18 2013 A Fairborn graduate working overseas as a civilian defense contractor died Sunday as a result of injuries sustained during an accident “The circumstances of the accident are under an active military investigation and no further details are available … Continue reading

Defense Department’s Use of Private Security Contractors in Afghanistan & Iraq

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on February 25, 2011 February 21, 2011 Background Analysis and Options for Congress by Moshe Schwartz  Specialist in Defense Aquisition See this report at ProPublica

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

The Uncounted Contractors or See SPOT Run

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on October 5, 2010 By David Isenberg at  Huffington Post Okay, just how long is it going to take for the U.S. government to get an accurate count of the private military and security contractors it employs in Iraq and Afghanistan? Apparently, not any time soon, according … Continue reading

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