Friday, June 3, 2016

No Guts, No Glory Baby!

Whether it is talking about aviation, the military, space, science or other errata, No Fear here, this blog is OPEN! Just as a note--I have brought over the archived posts (sparse though they were) from my old defuncted blog, "Got-Danged Contractors".

Jim Atkins
Fire Chief Adventurer Extraordinaire

Sunday, July 13, 2014

It's over..........

Thats' right. 6 years in Iraq, 2 in Afghanistan. Time to start talking about LOGCAP III and IV from a "former" Civilian contractor!! Woo Hoo--On to bigger and better things!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The Secret Letter From Iraq

After spending too much time in Anbar with the Marines, this is one of the most profound, saddest and humorous looks at the battelfields of Anbar back before the 'awakening'.

People ask me what it was like in 2006-2007--this about says it all.

The Secret Letter From Iraq

Panel details waste, inefficiency in war spending

Panel details waste, inefficiency in war spending

The legendary Camp Delta DFAC. Man I am going to end up in front of congress over this abortion.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Been awhile

Well, it's been a while since--you know--my employer 'forbids' unauthorized media communications but in preparation of my scheduled "retirement" I am resurrecting this blog because after 5 years in Iraq--I have PLENTY to talk about and will be free to do so.

Stay tuned because starting in May of 2010--the stories will be told--the pictures released and I will be, once again, a free tax payer with and opinion.

Friday, January 5, 2007


My 2nd year is completed and I have arrived safely at home. Scania was not as bad as Fallujah but it certainly was more tedious. More paperwork, more office work--blah more inspections. I will enjoy my vacation and consider year 3. Yes, I have signed yet another contract and will decide somewhere along the next 44 days whether I go back for yet another year.

Stay tuned--

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Media Accuracy

Yeah--here's some media accuracy for you--all these headlines are covering the same attack.