Four Overseas Non-Hotspots Where Contractors Serve

Four Overseas Non-Hotspots Where Contractors Serve

Many people assume that the life of a military contractor is a lot like Michael Bay’s Benghazi film 13 Hours. That film probably had more action sequences in two hours than most contractors see in an entire tour. But nevertheless, most contractors do serve in hot spots like Libya. However, other contractors serve in environments nothing at all like Benghazi. …

MAG Fires Overseas Contractor Over White Supremacist Insignia

MAG Fires Overseas Contractor Over White Supremacist Insignia

An Afghanistan contractor is heading home early after video surfaced of him wearing a Kekistan flag patch on his flight helmet. The unidentified MAG Aerospace contractor was training UH-60 helicopter crews and pilots in Kandahar. The camera clearly showed a Kekistan flag on the left side of his helmet. Many white nationalist groups have embraced this emblem, which is a …

Lawmakers Revive Anti-Burn Pit Initiative

Lawmakers Revive Anti-Burn Pit Initiative

The House of Representatives recently approved the Helping Veterans Exposed to Burn Pits Act on a vote of 377 to 20. The measure would ban burn pits in Afghanistan and elsewhere, while also earmarking $5 million for further study. Rep. Raul Ruiz, M.D. (D-CA) was one of the bill’s primary co-sponsors. He introduced the legislation in 2017. These pits burned …

Afghanistan Update: NATO, Afghans Say Progress Being Made And No Privatization

Afghanistan Update: NATO, Afghans Say Progress Being Made And No Privatization

After almost two decades of back-and-forth operations, North Atlantic Treaty Organizations officials believe that victory is closer than ever in the war-torn country of Afghanistan. As a result, they see no need to privatize the conflict. NATO spokesperson Col. Knut Peters said there were a number of “clear examples,” including a liveable capital city and returning refugees. When confronted with …

Army Tightens Supervision on MENA Contractors

Army Tightens Supervision on MENA Contractors

The Department of Defense hired Tapestry’s Global Distribution Management System to monitor the distribution of supplies and equipment throughout the Central Command’s purview. This area includes Iraq, Qatar, Kuwait, and five other nations in the Middle East and North Africa region. The contract includes additional oversight, as well. For example, trucks and other vehicles will have GPS transponders which enable …