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Looking for Rebecca Radar

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on April 30, 2010

A friend and former coworker of the late Kevin Radar has asked us to put him in touch with Kevin’s widow Rebecca Radar or his brother-in-law Jeff Coffman of Penleton, Ore.

Kevin was killed in Iraq in August 2004 when the fuel truck he was driving for KBR exploded.  His friend was there when it happened.

Defense contractor companies typically conceal the truth about combat deaths leaving survivors with nagging questions about what had really happened to their loved ones.

AIG settled he claim in January 2010, more than five years after Kevin died.

Please accept our belated condolences.   Should you wish to contact us please send an email to dbacasualty@yahoo.com

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Nothing wrong here (Meltdowns)

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on April 28, 2010

US veteran charged in airline bomb hoax

NEW YORK — A decorated US veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan was charged Wednesday with making a false bomb threat causing the emergency diversion of a Delta flight from Paris.

Derek Stansberry, 27, faces up to 20 years in prison if found guilty of interfering with the flight bound to Atlanta, Georgia, on Tuesday and five years for pretending that he had a bomb, the Department of Justice said.

“Making false bomb threats on an aircraft and interfering with the flight crew are serious crimes that have serious consequences,” said the US prosecutor for Maine, Paula Silsby.

The mid-flight drama involving Stansberry and several undercover air marshals ended when the Delta plane diverted to an airport in Maine to deal with what officials initially referred to as a “disruptive” passenger.

Stansberry, who may have been under the influence of the tranquilizer Ambien, turned out not to have a bomb.

US security services already traumatized by the September 11, 2001, suicide hijackings have been on heightened alert since an alleged attempt to set off a bomb on a plane flying to Chicago on Christmas Day last December.

In a separate incident Wednesday, a plane operated by Continental Airlines was diverted to North Carolina while flying to Washington because a threatening message was found on the bathroom mirror.

The stunning twist in the Delta incident was the revelation that the suspect was no less than a former Air Force intelligence specialist with medals for bravery.

Prosecutors allege that Stansberry passed a note to the flight attendant saying he was not an American citizen and that his passport was fake, as well as a request stating: “Please let my family know the truth.”

After the flight attendant passed the note to an air marshal traveling aboard the plane, Stansberry was taken into custody.

He allegedly “told the air marshals that he had dynamite in his boots, which were located in his backpack, and that a pressure plate switch would detonate the dynamite. Stansberry also allegedly stated that there were explosives in his laptop.”

The air marshals took the incident seriously enough to remove the laptop and boots to the back of the plane where they attempted to cushion the items from the rest of the aircraft, which was diverted to Bangor, Maine.

However, after a search “no explosive devices were located on the plane or in the luggage,” the Department of Justice said.

During questioning, Stansberry allegedly told police that he possessed classified documents and feared “people on the plane were following him, ridiculing him and using interrogation techniques on him,” the Department of Justice said.

The bomb hoax, he allegedly said, had been meant to distract attention.

He then said that “he did not actually possess any explosive device and that he did not have the ability to make one.”

Officials said that Stansberry indicated he was under medication and had taken one Ambien, a sleeping aid, earlier in the day. The air marshals also said he had told them he had taken eight Ambiens and previously used Valium.

Ambien has been widely blamed for strong side effects. In 2006, Congressman Patrick Kennedy, from the famous Democratic political clan, said he was under the influence of Ambien when he crashed his car near the Capitol building.

According to Air Force spokeswoman Major Angie Blair, Stansberry is a “former active duty airman. He served from June ’05 to June ’09. He was an intel specialist.”

“He got a few medals, including the Afghan campaign medal and the Iraq campaign medal as well as the Air Force outstanding unit award with valor,” she said.

The suspect’s father, who lives in Florida, told ABC television news that he hoped it was “a simple misunderstanding.”

The father, Richard Stansberry, said his son had served two tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan and was now a private government contractor overseas, but that he kept the details of his work secret.

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Eric W. Hooker, Civilian Contractor, Died April 21, Iraq

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on April 28, 2010

It was unclear Tuesday how Hooker died. Messages left with the Army and Air Force Exchange Service public affairs office were not returned, and calls to Hooker’s Drums home went unanswered. Here

Eric W. Hooker, 41, of Clear Springs Circle, Drums, passed away April 21 in Iraq while serving as a civilian contractor with the Army and Air Force Exchange Service.

Eric returned to the United States from Iraq at Dover Air Force Base. He became the first civilian to be granted a dignified transfer ceremony under a new policy from the Department of Defense.

Born in Los Angeles, Calif., on May 27, 1968, he was the son of the late William E. and Doreen (Maude) Hooker and resided in Drums for the past six years after moving from Hanover.

While serving in Iraq, he was employed as a loss prevention manager for the Army and Air Force Exchange Service, headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Although not currently on active duty, Eric was an Army veteran, and was also a member of the American Legion.

Eric was a member of Hazle Azalea Fellowship Lodge No. 327 of the Masons. He was a member of the Shriners and was also a member of the Civil Air Patrol.

Eric was a loving husband and father, who enjoyed riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

Surviving are his loving wife of the past 18 years, the former Stacey Lynn Easten; and a daughter, Paige Leigh Hooker, at home.

A celebration of life memorial gathering to share memories and stories will be held Friday at 11:30 a.m. at Beech Mountain Lakes Community Clubhouse, Beech Mountain, Route 309. There will be no viewing.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Eric W. Hooker Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o KNBT Bank, 24 S. Hunter Highway, Route 309, Drums, PA 18222.

Harman Funeral Homes and Crematory Inc. (East), 669 W. Butler Drive, Drums, is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Condolences may be e-mailed from and more information is available at www .harmanfuneral.com.

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My Next Target

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on April 27, 2010

By T Lee Marshall   AIG WAR

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Will the Real Barney Fife Please Stand Up

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on April 27, 2010

News from Terry Lee Marshall

Can you believe this one:

I write and warn the FBI that because of my crippled up condition I spend alot of time on the internet. I have found in my internet wanderings that “Ebay has become a terrorist’s Wallmart and should be monitored.”

My background:  Busted up in Iraq.  Electronics, explosive chemistry, biochemistry, IEDs.

They stop by to arrest me, accompanied by the Utah County Sheriff’s Bomb Squad.

The cars parked at my house that day scared the hell outa my neighbors. They didn’t like me in the first place.

They asked me who I blamed for my condition? Let’s see my choices: KBR, AIG, Muslims, the Iraqis?

They asked me where I set off my bombs. They keep saying “we got an email.”

After about a dozen references to ‘THE EMAIL’, I finally get a glimpse of it.

“DUH, YOU MORONS. I WROTE THE GOD-DAMN EMAIL!”

Makes you feel warm all over they are out there on the front lines of terrorism.

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KBR files motion to dismiss hexavalent chromium lawsuit filed by Oregon soldiers

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on April 27, 2010

By Julie Sullivan, The Oregonian

Attorneys for Kellogg, Brown & Root have filed a second motion to dismiss an Oregon Army National Guardsmen lawsuit against the war contractor, saying the Oregon court lacks jurisdiction over the federal government’s military and foreign policy decisions in wartime.

Friday’s filing comes three weeks after U.S. District Judge Magistrate Paul Papak denied an earlier motion to dismiss, ruling that the case should go forward.

Twenty-one current and former Oregon Army National Guard soldiers, mostly from the Portland area, are suing the Houston-based firm and four of its subsidiaries saying they were intentionally exposed to the cancer-causing chemical, hexavalent chromium after the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003.

Troops from Oregon, Indiana and West Virginia were ordered to guard KBR employees working to restore oil production in southern Iraq. Soldiers from all three states have filed lawsuits. They claim that at the Qarmat Ali water plant near Basra, KBR ignored and downplayed the health risks of a corrosion-fighter scattered across the facility that contained hexavalent chromium. Soldiers allege breathing, stomach and other health problems as a result. At least two soldiers, including one in Oregon, died of cancer after serving at the plant.

According to the 41-page memorandum, KBR attorneys wrote the firm won the Army Corps of Engineers’ contract to “Restore Iraqi Oil” 17 days before the United States invaded Iraq on March 20, 2003. Restoring oil flow from the dilapidated and heavily looted Iraqi facilities was one of the United States’ most pressing goals, attorneys said. The circa-1970s water plant at Qarmat Ali was particularly important, as it provided the needed water pressure to all the oil wells across southern Iraq.

KBR attorneys Jeffrey Eden  and Stephen Deatherage  wrote that under its contract, KBR was not required to conduct an environmental assessment at Qarmat Ali. U.S. soldiers who did conduct an initial assessment shortly after the invasion noted the orange stains on the soil, but did not ask for further investigation. Instead, they recommended a new plant be built altogether.

The Corps of Engineers decided not to rebuild the plant, but rather repair it and decided not to conduct a full environmental assessment due to the wartime conditions.

KBR attorneys also said that the U.S. and British military, not KBR, were responsible for notifying soldiers of the potential exposure and determining whether and to what extent they were exposed.
The attorneys further claim that the same Federal Tort Claims Act which prevents individuals from suing the government in all but very limited circumstances, should apply to the contractor.

“KBR performing a common mission with the military under military command in a military theater.’

KBR has been barraged with lawsuits ranging from soldiers’ who claimed they were injured by burn pits the to families of drivers killed in Iraq.

The soldiers attorney, David Sugerman,  vowed to go forward.

“We want Oregon soldiers to have their day in court.”

A hearing has been scheduled for 10 a.m. June 7 in federal court in Portland.

Julie Sullivan: 503-221-8068

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Schofield soldier, Spc. Beyshee O. Velez, pleads not guilty to murder in Iraq

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on April 26, 2010

by William Cole at the Honolulu Advertiser

A Schofield Barracks soldier this morning pleaded not guilty in military court to charges that he murdered a civilian contractor on a U.S. military base in northern Iraq.

Spc. Beyshee O. Velez, 32, a medic and three-time Iraq war veteran, is accused of fatally shooting contractor Lucas “Trent” Vinson at Contingency Operating Base Speicher on Sept. 13, 2009.

An Army mental fitness board previously found that Velez had experienced a “short psychotic episode,” but the board also determined that the soldier was fit to stand trial, according to Velez’ civilian attorney, Philip D. Cave.

On March 11, the commander of the 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks referred charges against Velez including two counts of murder, three counts of assault, and one count of fleeing apprehension, officials said.

Cave said the government has provided initial funding for the defense for a ballistics and crime scene expert, forensic pathologist and forensic psychologist to evaluate the case.

A military judge presiding over the case this morning at Wheeler Army Airfield said he wanted to know by July 13 whether Velez would be seeking a trial by a judge or jury. A date of Oct. 12 was set as the “likely” trial date.

Reach William Cole at wcole@honoluluadvertiser.com.

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American military creating an environmental disaster in Afghan countryside

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on April 26, 2010

America plans to withdraw its troops but leave behind a toxic mess

The Kabul Press Part One of Three

The American military presence in Afghanistan consists of fleets of aircraft, helicopters, armored vehicles, weapons, equipment, troops and facilities. Since 2001, they have generated millions of kilograms of hazardous, toxic and radioactive wastes. The Kabul Press asks the simple question:

“What have the Americans done with all that waste?”

The answer is chilling in that virtually all of it appears to have been buried, burned or secretly disposed of into the air, soil, groundwater and surface waters of Afghanistan. While the Americans may begin to withdraw next year, the toxic chemicals they leave behind will continue to pollute for centuries. Any abandoned radioactive waste may stain the Afghan countryside for thousands of years. Afghanistan has been described in the past as the graveyard of foreign armies. Today, Afghanistan has a different title:

“Afghanistan is the toxic dumping ground for foreign armies.”

The (U.S.) Air Force Times ran an editorial on March 1, 2010, that read: “Stamp Out Burn Pits” We reprint here the first half of that editorial:

“A growing number of military medical professionals believe burn pits are causing a wave of respiratory and other illnesses among troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Found on almost all U.S. bases in the war zones, these open-air trash sites operate 24 hours a day, incinerating trash of all forms — including plastic bottles, paint, petroleum products, unexploded ordinance, hazardous materials, even amputated limbs and medical waste. Their smoke plumes belch dioxin, carbon monoxide and other toxins skyward, producing a toxic fog that hangs over living and working areas. Yet while the Air Force fact sheet flatly states that burn pits “can be harmful to human health and environment and should only be used until more suitable disposal capabilities are established,” the Pentagon line is that burn pits have “no known long-term health effects.”

Please read the full story here

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T. Christian Miller Wins Special Recognition ICIJ Daniel Pearl Awards

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on April 26, 2010

ICIJ Names Winners of 2010 Daniel Pearl Awards

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A gutsy, collaborative series by four European news outlets about toxic waste dumping in Africa and a surprising exposé by a freelancer on payoffs by U.S. military contractors to the Taliban won the 2010 Daniel Pearl Awards for Outstanding International Investigative Reporting.

In addition to the two winners, the judges awarded a special Certificate of Recognition to T. Christian Miller , Disposable Army, ProPublica; Doug Smith and Francine Orr, Los Angeles Times; and Pratap Chatterjee, freelance (United States), for their impressive series “” on how injured civilian contractors working for the U.S. military have been abandoned by Washington. Read the full story here

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In Memory of Tim Eysselinck

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on April 23, 2010

Casualty not Counted

April 23, 2004

We lost Tim

husband, father, brother, son

to PTSD six years ago today

May your family find peace someday soon

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Afghanistan becomes more dangerous for contractors

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on April 22, 2010

By Matt Kelley  USA Today

WASHINGTON — U.S. government contractor deaths in Afghanistan more than doubled last year as violence and American troop levels increased, federal government records show.

The Labor Department received at least 141 insurance claims for contractor deaths in Afghanistan last year, up from 55 in 2008, department records show. U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan doubled to 311 last year.

The department collects the claims figures as part of a workers’ compensation program that provides benefits for injuries or deaths at companies doing U.S. government work overseas. The program paid out about $200 million in 2008, up from $9.4 million in 2001, when the war in Afghanistan began after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

The increase in deaths in Afghanistan comes as tens of thousands more contractors are surging into the country while insurgent violence there spikes, said Doug Brookspresident of the International Peace Operations Association, a trade group of companies that provide security and other services in war zones.

The number of contractors for the U.S. military in Afghanistan rose by 50% last year to 107,000, according to the Pentagon’s Central Command.

DATABASE: A look at U.S. lives lost in Iraq, Afghanistan

A State Department report released this month said “all westerners and Afghans associated with westerners are targets” in Afghanistan.

“Things are getting more dangerous in Afghanistan because insurgents are getting more bold,” Brooks said. “For contractors, Afghanistan used to be the place where you went on vacation, because it was safer than Iraq. Now it’s turned around, and Iraq is relatively safe.”

Still, Iraq remains a dangerous place for contractors — almost as risky as it is for U.S. troops.

The number of contractors killed in Iraq declined only slightly. There were at least 146 death claims for contractors in Iraq last year, down from 174 the year before. Meanwhile, U.S. military deaths in Iraq were cut in half from 313 in 2008 to 148 last year.

President Obama last year ordered more U.S. troops to Afghanistan to fight a resurgent Taliban insurgency and provide better security for Afghan civilians. Gen. David Petraeus, the head of Central Command, said last week that nearly half of the 30,000 new troops have arrived.

There are currently about 99,000 U.S. troops in Iraq. The Pentagon plans to withdraw all but about 50,000 non-combat troops by the end of August.

There is no way of knowing the exact number of overseas contractors working for the U.S., or precisely how many have been killed or injured.

A 2008 law requires agencies to track information about overseas contractors, including statistics on casualties, but that database is not complete, John Hutton of the Government Accountability Office told Congress in March. Also, the Labor Department figures may underestimate the number of contractors killed because some firms, particularly subcontractors, may not report those casualties.

The contractors provide a wide range of services, including building U.S.-funded reconstruction projects, guarding civilian officials and cooking meals for American troops. Deaths and injuries reported to the Labor Department include both war-related casualties such as from roadside bombs and other work-related incidents such as vehicle crashes.

Contractors’ survivors receive weekly payments equal to as much as two-thirds of the deceased’s pay up to $64,740 per year. Disabled workers can get up to two-thirds of their previous wages, subject to the same cap.

You may comment here regarding ” receiving”  these weekly payments

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Overseas Press Club Awards for international journalism

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on April 22, 2010

ProPublica, with reporters T. Christian Miller, Doug Smith and Pratap Chatterjee, won the award for Web coverage of international affairs forDisposable Army: Civilian Contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Overseas Press Club Awards were founded in 1940 to recognize excellence in foreign coverage in the categories of print, broadcast and photography. Read more at the Washington Examiner:

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US military jury clears SEAL in Iraq abuse case

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on April 22, 2010

BAGHDAD — A U.S. military jury cleared a Navy SEAL Thursday of failing to prevent the beating of an Iraqi prisoner suspected of masterminding a 2004 attack that killed four American security contractors.

The contractors’ burned bodies were dragged through the streets and two were hanged from a bridge over the Euphrates river in the former insurgent hotbed of Fallujah, in what became a major turning point in the Iraq war.

The trial of three SEALs, the Navy’s elite special forces unit, has outraged many Americans who see it as coddling terrorists.

Petty Officer 1st Class Julio Huertas, 28, of Blue Island, Illinois, was found not guilty by a six-man jury of charges of dereliction of duty and attempting to influence the testimony of another service member.

The jury spent two hours deliberating the verdict.

Huertas is the first of three SEALS to face a court-martial for charges related to the abuse incident. All three SEALs could have received only a disciplinary reprimand, but insisted on a military trial to clear their names and save their careers.  Full Story here

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Private Military Contractors and Sex Crimes

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on April 21, 2010

“The crime that dare not speak it’s name”

By David Isenberg at the Huff Post

On April 16 the Department of Defense Inspector General released a report that nobody has been talking about. Allow me to be the first. Perhaps we should subtitle it the crime that dare not speak its name, as it deals with a topic that most private military contractors (PMC) generally don’t talk about publicly.

The title of the report is “Efforts to Prevent Sexual Assault/Harassment Involving DOD Contractors During Contingency Operations.” .

My first thought is how is it that some contractors can’t seem to keep it in their pants?

This is an issue that seems to keep happening over the years; from the days when DynCorp contractors were involved in a sex trafficking scandal in Bosnia when employees and supervisors engaged in sex with 12 to 15 year old children, and sold them to each other as slaves to the gang-rape of Jamie Leigh Jones a former KBR employee who claimed that seven KBR employees drugged and gang-raped her on July 28, 2005 at Camp Hope, Baghdad, Iraq.

For those who like to dismiss such things as isolated occurrences just head on over to the “Rape, Hazing, Discrimination & Harassment” section of Ms, Sparky’s blog and you will be promptly disabused of such a notion.

In fact the situation is serious enough that the sexual assault of employees of U.S. military contractors working in Iraq and Afghanistan will be tracked by the Pentagon under a system it is setting up.

Please read the entire story at David’s blog at the Huffington Post

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Armorgroup Security Guard, David Hughes, killed by roadside bomb

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on April 21, 2010

Massive roadside bomb killed North Wales security man in Iraq  ( May 2009)

Apr 21 2010 by Eryl Crump,

A MASSIVE roadside bomb that killed an ex-soldier in Iraq was big enough to destroy a tank.

David Hughes, 31, died instantly alongside two Iraqi colleagues when their armoured vehicle was targeted by insurgents in the Al Hillah region, south of Baghdad, last May.

The former Queen’s Dragoon Guards was working for a civilian company providing protective security to American construction workers in the war-torn country when the incident happened.

Recording a verdict of unlawful killing at an inquest yesterday, North west Wales coroner Dewi Pritchard Jones said someone hiding alongside the dirt road had triggered the bomb.

He said: “In effect David Hughes was murdered by someone hiding in the fields or drainage ditches. By whom we cannot say.

“We are hearing more about deaths of this sort on a daily basis and dozens of similar inquests will be held throughout the country for the foreseeable future. It is probably something politicians might like to look at.”

Mr Jones added he considered the equipment issued to David and his colleagues was probably of a higher standard than similar equipment issued to British soldiers. “But this bomb caused a huge explosion and was capable of penetrating the armour plating of a battle tank,” he said.

David, from Cae Mur, Caernarfon, spent more than 12 years in the Army but left in 2007. He worked for private security company G4S Secure Solutions in Afghanistan before transferring to the company’s Armorgroup business in Iraq.

Colleague Chris Powell, from Burton-on-Trent, told the hearing at Caernarfon they were escorting three Americans from Al Hillah to Baghdad.

Former Paratrooper Mr Powell said: “There were five Toyota Landcruisers in the convoy. These are armour plated and we were all armed. David was travelling as lead scout in the first vehicle. His job was to report anything he thought suspicious.

“There was no target indicator, just two schoolgirls walking about 150 yards ahead of us. As we came to a bend the vehicles slowed and then there was a massive explosion.”

Fearing an ambush Mr Powell called for help from his colleagues and US military forces. He escorted the Americans to a safer area before returning to the scene.

He said the vehicle had been blown off the road into a field. One of the Iraqis was found on the road and another near the vehicle. David was found inside the vehicle.

“The explosion hit the right hand side of the vehicle and David, sitting on that side, took the full force of the blast,” he added.

They saw no one who could have activated the bomb and they did not stay in the area after the bodies had been airlifted to a Baghdad hospital.

Christopher Beese, of G4S Risk Management Ltd, said the bomb had penetrated the armour plating and exploded inside the vehicle.

He suggested the high explosive used may have been from unexploded bombs or shells fired by American forces during the war in Iraq. “These devices are relatively easy to make, but while rudimentary are highly effective,” he said.

Hundreds of David’s former Army colleagues and friends attended his funeral in Caernarfon. His heartbroken girlfriend Mim Bradshaw, a 23-year-old nurse, described David as her “mister perfect”.

His brother Andrew said: “We’ll never forget him. My wife Karon and I had our first child last summer just a few days before his birthday. We have named him David Sean in his honour.”

Another brother, Darren, added: “He joined up in 1996. Since then he’s been everywhere on exercises and operations. He was in the peacekeeping force in Bosnia and with Nato in Kosovo.”

Security guard dies in Iraq blast

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