Losing Tim

Ten Years Ago Today We lost Tim Eysselinck to PTSD, to RONCO, to the Iraq War, to the lies. The lies continue to this day despite having been made boldly public. Due to the corporate takeover at every level of our government the Government Contract Companies and the DBA Insurance Companies … 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

Gov’t Watchdog Criticizes Pentagon Center for PTSD, Brain Injuries

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on July 11, 2011 By T Christian Miller and Joaquim Sapien at ProPublica  July 11, 2011 If you want more explanation about the military’s troubles in treating troops with traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress, read no further than two recent but largely unnoticed reports from the … Continue reading

RAND Corporation Launches Contractor Health and Well-being Study

Subject: RAND Corporation Launches Contractor Health and Well-being Study   We have removed this post due to it’s failure to include all civilian contractors. You will not know until you get to question three of this survey that they are only taking information from contractors who have been in the … Continue reading

PTSD, Ethics and Honor in the Warzone

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on June 27, 2011 General Petraeus’ Link to Troubling Suicide in Iraq: The Ted Westhusing Story Before putting a bullet through his head, Westhusing had been deeply disturbed by abuses carried out by American contractors in Iraq, including allegations that they had witnessed or even participated in … Continue reading

Crisis Hotline takes record of number of calls

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on May 27, 2011 Army Times  May 25, 2011 The Veterans Affairs Department’s Veterans Crisis Line received 14,000 calls in April, the highest monthly volume ever recorded for the four-year-old suicide prevention program. “Every day last month, more than 400 calls were received,” said Sen. Patty Murray, … Continue reading

Two New Contractor PTSD Suicides this week

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on May 19, 2011 It is with sorrow that knows no bounds this evening that we must announce that the contractor community has lost two more lives to PTSD only five days apart They were both former DynCorp employees covered by CNA under the Defense Base Act … Continue reading

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