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KBRwyle Powers Military Bases with Green Energy

KBRwyle powers military bases throughout the Middle East with solar and wind lights that protect the environment and reduce the cost of fuel and services parts.
Michael Flanagan, Vice President Operations LOGCAP IV at KBRwyle

"Based on our years of experience working in harsh environments, we were looking for ways to provide exterior lighting without the fuel and maintenance burdens of gasoline or diesel powered light sets," said Mike Flanagan, KBRwyle Vice President for the LOGCAP IV team.

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Three retired soldiers were honored at the Pentagon yesterday for exceptional gallantry in action against an armed enemy while serving in Afghanistan as civilian contractors.

Retired Army Master Sgt. William Timothy Nix, retired Army Chief Warrant Officer Michael Anthony Dunne and retired Army Chief Warrant Officer Brandon Ray Seabolt received the Medal of Valor, the Defense Department’s highest civilian award for valor.

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Professional Overseas Contractors

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Neryl Joyce worked in Iraq from 2004 to 2006 — says her “self-belief, courage and a never-say-die attitude” took her from working at Woolworths to becoming a Baghdad bodyguard, but also almost got her killed.

Working for two of the most powerful security companies in Baghdad, Joyce — who had served as a commissioned officer in the Australian Army’s close personal protection unit — was responsible for protecting high-threat targets from assassination and opportune attack in the lead up to, and following, Iraq’s first democratic election since 1953.

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On February 5, 2017 KBR completed an exceptionally significant letter of technical direction (LOTD) from the US Government to organize a special meal on the eve of this year's Super Bowl, the annual championship game of the National Football League, for all US soldiers at three military camps in Poland supporting Operation Atlantic Resolve (OAR).

KBR's site leads and dining facility (DFAC) supervisors pulled out all the stops to ensure the soldiers had a terrific pre-game spread, including steak, chicken wings, burgers and hotdogs. Several soldiers commented they felt like they were back at home tailgating with their family and friends – which the KBR team considered the highest praise.

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By Ed O'Keefe — Interested in working for the U.S. government in Iraq? Though the dangers are obvious, the pay and perks can be pretty good.

Federal employees and contractors serving here face an almost-daily barrage of rocket attacks, the inability to travel freely, scorching hot temperatures and other cultural and linguistic limitations. But workers with the State Department, U.S. Agency for International Development and other federal agencies keep on coming, especially as the U.S. presence here becomes more of a civilian affair.

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When and where did you teach abroad? Did you go with a program?

I decided to go abroad to teach English after a life-changing event in 2003. The stress of working 70-hour workweeks as a computer engineer for years had left me obese and extremely unhealthy. I had a minor heart attack at the age of 33 and my doctor informed me that if I did not dramatically change my life I would not live to see 40. I started a week-long course to get my TESOL certificate three days later and had a contract lined up the following week. Within a month, I was on a plane to Yangshuo, China – one of the most amazing places on the planet.

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The Amundsen–Scott Station is located at the South Pole, the southernmost place on the Earth. It is the only place on the land surface of the Earth where the sun is continuously up for six months and then continued down for six months. (The only other such place is at the North Pole, on the sea ice in the middle of the Arctic Ocean.) Thus, during each year, this station experiences one extremely long "day" and one extremely long "night". 

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BY: BARBARA ELLESTAD —  “God kept us there for a reason,” said Kris “Tanto” Paronto about the night the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi fell to a terrorist attack Sep. 11, 2012. “Three of us were supposed to leave 10 days earlier. If we had left on schedule I believe the casualty count would have been higher.”

Speaking in a very personable and often-times humorous manner to an audience of about 150 people at the Oasis Golf Course clubhouse Saturday night Feb. 13, Paronto recounted the hours leading up to and during the attack in which U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and others were killed.

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Contractor Life: One Contractors Gear Selection

Post Date: August 20, 2015 | Category: Contractor Life

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Private Military Contractors (PMC), or private military or a security company, provides military and armed security services. These combatants are commonly known as mercenaries, though modern-day PMCs euphemistically prefer to refer to their staff as security contractors or private military contractors.

The services and expertise offered by PMCs are typically similar to those of governmental, military or police forces, most often on a smaller scale. While PMCs often provide services to train or supplement official armed forces in service of governments, they can also be employed by private companies to provide bodyguards for key staff or protection of company premises, especially in hostile territories.

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Wes Bearden spent the last 18 months working in the Middle East as a Military Defense Contractor. After long hours providing help for American troops, he must make the adjustment to being back home.

Defense contracting has expanded dramatically over the last decade, particularly in the United States, where in the last fiscal year the Department of Defense spent nearly $316 billion on contracts. Contractors have also assumed a much larger on-the-ground presence during recent American conflicts: during the 1991 Gulf War, the ratio of uniformed military to contractors was about 50 to 1, while during the first four years of the Iraq War the U.S.

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