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Throughout history, military forces have depended on civilian contractors of one sort or another to give their military personnel flexibility or to fulfill logistical and support functions that soldiers did not need to do. Contracting is not just for money or fun, it is a way of life. Did your time in the sandbox? Today, the U.S. military relies on Civilian Contractors to maintain 28% of its weapon systems. Ideally, they would like to use contractors to maintain 50%. Military contracting today appears to be a real growth industry, particularly for those with the skills necessary to work with the US Military. R&R is more likely to be in Dubai or Bangkok and the rest of world to be seen. But reality is the war is not a great place to work or have fun!
This group is a place for like-minded people to reflect or just speak to others that will understand. It is our wish here to lend a hand in giving these people our support and an outlet to voice what they are going through and hopefully find some help. Through sharing our experiences with each other, we can help each other get through those days that it seems that no one out there understands or will listen. There are many that have had or having bad experiences or problems, please be thoughtful and considerate. The burn pits and other major issue plague the military and contractor alike..
Check out, "The Invisible Wounds Association" PTSD: Can We Spare The Change? web support site. This site is for our injured and is a place to seek friendship or conversation.
Check out the Iraq Prison Group on Facebook. "Abu Ghraib Survivors"
http://www.oldschoolamerican.org is our base web site.
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