KBR’s Gag Orders Revealed

“This is mostly about trying to scare someone into not talking,” McCormack said. “It’s very effective to say you will be fired or sued. This is a very big company with lots of resources.” Lawsuit brings to light secrecy statements required by KBR thttp://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/lawsuit-brings-to-light-secrecy-statements-required-by-kbr/2014/02/19/6e2a8818-9998-11e3-b88d-f36c07223d88_story.htmlon One of the nation’s largest government … Continue reading

James Crowder, US Army Veteran, Civilian Contractor, KBR, Dies in Iraq

James Crowder, passed away in Iraq while working for KBR International on Saturday, June 22, 2013. Since then, he has been in possession of an Iraqi Coroner who has been requesting different documentation in order to bypass an autopsy so that he can be released and brought back home to … Continue reading

Government says KBR failed to make valid claim, asks judge to dismiss contractor’s case

by Mike Francis, The Oregonian March 18, 2013 The federal government should not be ordered to reimburse KBR Inc. for the costs the contractor has incurred for defending itself in lawsuits brought by military veterans, including Oregon National Guard soldiers, lawyers for the government argued in federal court Monday. They … 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

Beyshee Velez admits guilt in slaying of Lucas Trent Vinson

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on April 15, 2011 Schofield soldier admits guilt in slaying of contractor in Iraq The veteran and medic, who also assaulted three other workers, will serve a 26-year term Garciapagan said Velez started acting strangely several days before the shooting, thinking there were wanted posters with his … Continue reading

Memorial Service for Contractor Timothy Bell Missing in Iraq

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on April 7, 2011 The family of a contractor missing in Iraq for seven years is holding a  memorial service even though they’re not completely convinced he’s dead. MOBILE, Alabama – The family of a contractor missing in Iraq for seven years is holding a memorial service … Continue reading

KBR claims Iraqi law should apply in suit over Ryan Maseth’s death

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on April 5, 2011 The Pittsburgh Tribune Review U.S.  soldiers living on military bases in Iraq had no expectation that they were  protected by Pennsylvania law instead of Iraqi law, a lawyer for a Houston-based  defense contractor argued today in Pittsburgh federal court. KBR Inc.  wants U.S. … Continue reading

Private Military Contract Facilities to be Inspected

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on March 22, 2011 Courthouse News WASHINGTON (CN) – Defense Department facilities, infrastructure and equipment  provided by private military contractors such as KBR, DynCorp, and Fluor  Corporation, overseas, are to be inspected for safety and habitability, under  rules adopted under the National Defense Authorization Act. According  to … Continue reading

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