Posts Tagged “Afghanistan”

Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in posts
Search in pages


deployment-pogs

When deployed troops buy whatever they need, if they pay in cash, they won't be given pennies, nickels, dimes, or quarters as change. Instead, they'll be given cardboard coins (colloquially called "pogs," like the 90s toys). And, now, coin collectors are going crazy for them.

Depending on where in Iraq or Afghanistan troops are stationed, they may have easy access to an AAFES (Army & Air Force Exchange Service) store. Bigger airfields have larger stores that sell all an airman could want — meanwhile, outlying FOBs are just happy that their AAFES truck didn't blow up this month.

Continue reading »

leidos, inc.

leidos, inc.

Department of Defense (DoD) awarded a $151,434,777 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the High-Resolution Three-Dimensional Geospatial Information Operations and Technology Integration II.

Work will be performed in Poland, Afghanistan, Iraq, Niger, the Philippines, Djibouti, and Manassas, Virginia, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 5, 2025.

Continue reading »

PMC

PMC

BACKGROUND: This report provides Department of Defense (DoD) contractor personnel numbers for 3rd quarter Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) and current status of efforts underway to improve management of contractors accompanying United States (U.S.) Forces. It includes data on DoD contractor personnel deployed in Afghanistan, Operation Freedom’s Sentinel (OFS); Iraq and Syria, Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR); and the U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) area of responsibility (AOR).

Continue reading »

afghan-airforce

afghan-airforce

Department of Defense awarded $29,448,286 contract to provide maintenance capabilities in support of the Afghan Air Force.

Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona; Kabul, Afghanistan; and Al Ain, United Arab Emirates, with an estimated completion date of Nov. 30, 2021.

Continue reading »

Leaving Afghanistan Will Be More Expensive Than Anyone Expects

Penalties for broken contracts, fees for shipping equipment, and salaries for the Afghan military are just a few of the costs that will hit the United States as it leaves.

U.S. President Joe Biden has announced the full withdrawal of U.S. and coalition forces from Afghanistan by Sept. 11 this year. This policy has some in Washington banking on a windfall of freed-up money for other defense priorities.

Don’t count on it.

Continue reading »

Afghanistan

Afghanistan

The departure of thousands of U.S. defense contractors from Afghanistan by May 1 - set by a deal last year with the Taliban – may be “more devastating” to Afghan forces than an American troop pullout, a U.S. government watchdog warned on Wednesday.

The assessment by John Sopko, the special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction (SIGAR), came as the Biden administration presses the Taliban and Kabul to consider a proposed peace accord and reviews the February 2020 agreement amid surging violence.

Continue reading »

An American military contractor was sentenced today to 51 months in prison for her role in a theft ring on a military installation in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

Varita V. Quincy, 35, of Snellville, Georgia pleaded guilty on Oct. 13, 2020, to one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States and commit theft of property of value to the United States and one count of making false statements. According to court documents, Quincy admitted that, between April 2015 and July 2015, she and others conspired to and did steal the property of value to the United States including generators, a truck, and other items worth over $150,000. Larry Green, one of her co-conspirators, negotiated the sale of the stolen property with a third-country national middleman, who in turn facilitated the sale of the items to unknown persons in Kandahar.

Continue reading »

us-contractor

us-contractor

BACKGROUND: This report provides Department of Defense (DoD) contractor personnel numbers for 2nd quarter Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) and current status of efforts underway to improve management of contractors accompanying United States (U.S.) Forces. It includes data on DoD contractor personnel deployed in Afghanistan, Operation Freedom’s Sentinel (OFS); Iraq and Syria, Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR); and the U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) area of responsibility (AOR).

KEY POINTS: During 2nd quarter FY21, USCENTCOM reported approximately 37,597 contractor personnel supporting DoD in the USCENTCOM AOR, a decrease of approximately 567 from the previous quarter.

Continue reading »

IED-training

IED-training

According to the Department of Defense (DoD) a company out of Reston, Virginia, was awarded an additional $10,703,000 to contract W31P4Q-18-A-0011 for system optimization engineering and live-virtual modeling to the Counter Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Device and associated force protection systems.

Work will be performed in Afghanistan, the United Arab Emirates, and Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, with an estimated completion date of March 30, 2022.

Continue reading »

IT-technician

IT-technician

According to the Department of Defense (D0D), a company out of Fairfax, Virginia, was awarded an additional $24,905,656 to contract W52P1J-18-C-0020 to provide mission-critical information technology communications infrastructure and services.

Work will be performed in Afghanistan, with an estimated completion date of March 14, 2022.  Fiscal 2021 operation and maintenance (Army) funds in the amount of $24,905,656 were obligated at the time of the award.

Continue reading »

us-contractor

us-contractor

BACKGROUND: This report provides Department of Defense (DoD) contractor personnel numbers for 1st quarter Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) and the current status of efforts underway to improve management of contractors accompanying the United States (U.S.) Forces. It includes data on DoD contractor personnel deployed in Afghanistan, Operation Freedom’s Sentinel (OFS); Iraq and Syria, Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR); and the U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) area of responsibility (AOR).

KEY POINTS: During 1st quarter FY21, USCENTCOM reported approximately 38,164 contractor personnel supporting DoD in the USCENTCOM AOR, a decrease of approximately 5,645 from the previous quarter.

Continue reading »

afghan-airforce

afghan-airforce

According to the Department of Defense (DoD), a company out of Gaithersburg, Maryland, was awarded a $38,365,662 modification (P00037) to contract W58RGZ-17-C-0058 for contractor logistics support services supporting the Afghan Air Force.

Work will be performed in Kabul, Afghanistan, with an estimated completion date of Feb. 28, 2021. 

Continue reading »

Aircraft Maintenance

Aircraft Maintenance

According to the Department of Defense (DoD), Fort Worth, Texas, was awarded an additional $52,301,773 to contract W58RGZ-19-C-0025 for support of various Army Model Design Series aircraft and equipment in support of deployed units.

Work will be performed in the U.S., Afghanistan, Kosovo, Kuwait and Germany, with an estimated completion date of Nov. 30, 2021. 

Continue reading »

Thanksgiving, Afghanistan

Thanksgiving, Afghanistan

Like many Americans back home, troops deployed to Afghanistan are celebrating Thanksgiving differently this year because of the coronavirus.

Bases have typically covered the dining facilities with seasonal decorations, while senior officers and enlisted leaders carved and served turkey and roast beef. Bands performed live music.

In 2020, meals will be put in doggie bags and troops will eat them at a safe distance from one another.

Continue reading »

Afghanistan-camp

BACKGROUND: This report provides Department of Defense (DoD) contractor personnel numbers for 4th quarter Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) and current status of efforts underway to improve management of contractors accompanying United States (U.S.) Forces. It includes data on DoD contractor personnel deployed in Afghanistan, Operation Freedom’s Sentinel (OFS); Iraq and Syria, Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR); and the U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) area of responsibility (AOR).

KEY POINTS: During 4th quarter FY20, USCENTCOM reported approximately 43,809 contractor personnel supporting DoD in the USCENTCOM AOR, a decrease of approximately 5,128 from the previous quarter.

Continue reading »

private military contractors, pmc

According to the Department of Defense (DoD), a company out of McLean, Virginia, was awarded a $15,974,994 firm-fixed-price contract to provide U.S. Forces Afghanistan with private security service protection.

Work will be performed in Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan, with an estimated completion date of Oct. 29, 2023.

Continue reading »

Blackwater

Adam Gonzales was an Army infantryman who served in a long-range surveillance detachment for a brief time in 2003 before deciding to look at other opportunities. One arose in the form of a security job with the then-relatively unknown contracting firm Blackwater.

His journey took him from the Army to a Blackwater training facility in North Carolina. There, the one-time Army grunt had to compete against members of the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, SEALs, Rangers and force recon Marines for a spot at Blackwater – and a $15,000 a month salary.

Continue reading »

According to the Department of Defense (DoD), a company out of Colorado Springs, Colorado, had $116,821,426 to a previously awarded contract.

The contract will be for the continued support of critical operation, maintenance, and defense of Army communications, which supports the Army Operational Base Communications Information Systems and infrastructure in support of U.S. Central Command forces.

Continue reading »

civilian-contractor
civilian-contractor

CONTRACTOR SUPPORT OF U.S. OPERATIONS IN THE USCENTCOM AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY

BACKGROUND: This report provides Department of Defense (DoD) contractor personnel numbers for 3rd quarter Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) and current status of efforts underway to improve management of contractors accompanying United States (U.S.) Forces. It includes data on DoD contractor personnel deployed in Afghanistan, Operation Freedom’s Sentinel (OFS); Iraq and Syria, Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR); and the U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) area of responsibility (AOR).

KEY POINTS: During 3rd quarter FY20, USCENTCOM reported approximately 48,937 contractor personnel supporting DoD in the USCENTCOM AOR, a decrease of approximately 3,205 from the previous quarter.

Continue reading »

Afghanistan Air Force MD-530F aircraft fleet

According to the Department of Defense (DoD) a company out of Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $35,823,838 to contract for logistics support for the Afghanistan Air Force MD-530F aircraft fleet.

Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona; and Kabul, Afghanistan, with an estimated completion date of Nov. 30, 2020.

Continue reading »

US Army

The U.S. Army Sustainment Command awarded a nine-month task order award extension that began April 1, 2020 to continue providing base life support and operations and maintenance services in Afghanistan under the Logistics Civil Augmentation Program (LOGCAP) IV contract.

The extension, valued at $185 million for services requiring more than 2,900 personnel, is for various locations in Southern Afghanistan. More than 17,000 NATO troops are currently supporting Operation Freedom Sentinel in Afghanistan.

Continue reading »

civilian-contractor

BACKGROUND: This report provides Department of Defense (DoD) contractor personnel numbers for 2nd quarter Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) and current status of efforts underway to improve management of contractors accompanying United States (U.S.) Forces. It includes data on DoD contractor personnel deployed in Afghanistan, Operation Freedom’s Sentinel (OFS); Iraq and Syria, Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR); and the U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) area of responsibility (AOR).

KEY POINTS: During 2nd quarter FY20, USCENTCOM reported approximately 52,142 contractor personnel supporting DoD in the USCENTCOM AOR, an increase of approximately 1,678 from the previous quarter.

Continue reading »

LOGCAP

According to the U.S. Army Contracting Command - Rock Island has extended Fluor’s current Logistics Civil Augmentation Program (LOGCAP) IV contract, as the Army continues to implement the transition to LOGCAP V.

Fluor will continue to provide forward operating support for Afghanistan through December 2020, for U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) through June 2020 or as extended until Fluor begins work on LOGCAP V, and for U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) through March 2021, or until it transitions to LOGCAP V.

Continue reading »

leidos, inc.
leidos, inc.

According to the Department of Defense (DoD) a company out of Gaithersburg, Maryland, was awarded an addtional $33,330,855 for contractor logistics support services in Afghanistan in support of the Afghanistan Air Force and Special Mission Wing.

Work will be performed in Kabul, Afghanistan, and Gaithersburg, Maryland, with an estimated completion date of May 31, 2020. contracting activity.

Continue reading »

us-contractor

CONTRACTOR SUPPORT OF U.S. OPERATIONS IN THE USCENTCOM AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY

BACKGROUND: This report provides Department of Defense (DoD) contractor personnel numbers for 1st quarter Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) and current status of efforts underway to improve management of contractors accompanying United States (U.S.) Forces. It includes data on DoD contractor personnel deployed in Afghanistan, Operation Freedom’s Sentinel (OFS); Iraq and Syria, Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR); and the U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) area of responsibility (AOR).

Continue reading »

Page 1 of 14
1 2 14
1 2 3 14