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

Veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan have a higher rate of debilitating respiratiory illness than those deployed elsewhere

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on May 16, 2011 Shirley Wang WSJ May 16, 2011 Veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan have a higher rate of debilitating respiratory illness than those deployed elsewhere, according to a new study that bolsters concerns among some medical professionals and members of Congress about the … Continue reading

What KBR really knew about the chemicals at Qarmat Ali

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on March 18, 2011 Thanks to MsSparky for letting us crosspost p In the ongoing legal battle being waged by several State National Guard Units,  this video is pretty typical of what I’ve seen of KBR testimony about the role they played in  exposing US and British … Continue reading

Senator Byron Dorgan Says DoD Response Still Falls Short on Sodium dichromate Exposure

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on October 22, 2010 DORGAN: DOD IG REPORT CONFIRMS PENTAGON DROPPED THE BALL ON CHEMICAL EXPOSURE OF U.S. TROOPS IN IRAQ  See the video here Read the IG Report here FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                            FOR MORE INFORMATION: Friday                                                                                                                                      CONTACT: Barry E. Piatt October 22, 2010                                                                                                                PHONE:   202-224-0577 (WASHINGTON, … Continue reading

Burn Pits Claims Against KBR and Halliburton can Continue

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on September 9, 2010 To paraphrase Yogi Berra it’s déjà vu all over again for KBR. By David Isenberg at Huff Post In my Aug. 31 post I wrote about a significant pro-veteran ruling in the Oregon KBR Qarmat Ali litigation. This is the case where Oregon … Continue reading

“Wikipedia Journalism” Can be Contagious

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on September 8, 2010 Many Injured Contractors were repatriated via the Military Medical Evacuation System which was/is badly contaminated with Multi Drug Resistant Acinetobacter baumannii.  Soldiers and Contractors alike lost lives and limbs to this dangerous Superbug. Injured Contractors played an even larger role in the spread … Continue reading

VA creates new registry for soldiers exposed to hexavalent chromium in Iraq

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on July 23, 2010 The Department of Veterans Affairs is launching a Qarmat Ali registry to aggressively track and treat veterans exposed to a cancer-causing chemical in Iraq in 2003. Civilian Contractors should demand this from their Defense Base Act Insurance Company By Julie Sulivan The Oregonian … Continue reading

Cloud of Smoke Could Put Soldiers’ Lives at Risk

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on June 27, 2010 Hundreds of Soldiers Say They Inhaled Toxic Smoke from Pits Where Military Burns  Equipment, Medical Supplies, Hazardous Waste as were the Contractors When soldiers go into war zones, they expect certain hazards on the battlefield  but not necessarily on base, yet that’s where … Continue reading

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