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

Blackwater Gets ‘Too Big to Fail’, Hires AIG Castoff

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on June 13, 2011 Nothing says, “We’re through with scandal!” quite like hiring a former executive from one of the country’s leading economic bloodsuckers. by Spencer Ackerman at Wired’s Danger Room Blackwater — sorry, Xe Services — really wants to turn the PR page from the bad … Continue reading

Senators Press for Burn Pit Updates from the Military

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on May 18, 2011 TAMPA BAY ONLINE May 18, 2011 Armed with a new study showing military personnel deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq are eight times more likely to suffer respiratory problems than those who are not, two senators are asking the Department of Defense to provide … Continue reading

KBR truck drivers awarded class arbitration status for unpaid overtime worked

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on May 16, 2011 by MsSparky May 16, 2011 KBR truck drivers win a major victory in the ongoing battle with KBR regarding being forced to work “off the clock”. The KBR management war cry of “84 and no more”, meaning a driver could only document 84 … 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

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

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