Oshkosh Defense Donates $25,000 to True Patriot Love Foundation to Support Canadian Troops
Signature campaign at CANSEC 2014 supports Canadian military members and families
OTTAWA, Ontario (May 28, 2014) — Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK), commenced a signature campaign at CANSEC 2014 for the True Patriot Love Foundation. Oshkosh pledged $2 to True Patriot Love for each signature gained until reaching its goal of $25,000 to help support the well-being and morale of Canadian military personnel and their families.
Retired two-star Maj. Gen. John Urias, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president of Oshkosh Defense, will present a $25,000 check to Jaime Wilson, director of development for the True Patriot Love Foundation, in a formal ceremony at the Oshkosh Defense indoor booth #1001 at CANSEC.
“Oshkosh Defense is honored to continue its support for the True Patriot Love Foundation and the important work it does on behalf of Canadian military members and families,” said John Lazar, senior director of global strategic initiatives for Oshkosh Defense. “We know first-hand the many sacrifices that are made by those who serve. We take great pride in supporting organizations like True Patriot Love that provide not only crucial funding, but also essential advocacy for the needs of Canada’s troops and their families.”
The True Patriot Love Foundation seeks to bridge the gap between the military and civilian worlds to ensure Canada’s men and women in uniform, along with their families, have access to the support and services they need. The organization provides funding to military-focused Canadian charitable organizations in three key categories: family health and support, physical health and rehabilitation, and mental health and well-being.
“We are grateful for this generous contribution from Oshkosh Defense and its continued support of service members and their families,” said Bronwen Evans, managing director of the True Patriot Love Foundation. “These contributions are critical to helping support the physical, mental and social well-being of our men and women in uniform that aren’t always available through public services.”
Oshkosh Defense has a long-standing history of supporting military members, both in the field and when they return, as well as their families, through charitable giving and program support.
About True Patriot Love Foundation
True Patriot Love is a national foundation that supports and honors members of the Canadian military and their families. It was founded by a group of citizens dedicated to building bridges between Canadian civilians and their military, in order to better understand and appreciate the sacrifices of soldiers and their families. In celebrating the patriotism of military families, the foundation also strives to inspire Canadians to serve their country, whether it’s in or out of uniform. For more information, visit http://truepatriotlove.com.
About Oshkosh Defense
Oshkosh Defense is a leading provider of tactical wheeled vehicles and life cycle sustainment services. For more than 90 years, Oshkosh has been mobilizing military and security forces around the globe by offering a full portfolio of heavy, medium, light and highly protected military vehicles to support our customers’ missions. In addition, Oshkosh offers advanced technologies and vehicle components such as TAK-4® independent suspension systems, TerraMax® unmanned ground vehicle solutions, Command Zone™ integrated control and diagnostics system, and ProPulse® diesel electric and on-board vehicle power solutions, to provide our customers with a technical edge as they fulfill their missions. Every Oshkosh vehicle is backed by a team of defense industry experts and a complete range of sustainment and training services to optimize fleet readiness and performance.
To learn more about Oshkosh Defense, please visit us at www.oshkoshdefense.com.
About Oshkosh Corporation
Oshkosh Corporation is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of specialty access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency and military vehicles and vehicle bodies. Oshkosh Corporation manufactures, distributes and services products under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®,McNeilus®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®. Oshkosh products are valued worldwide in businesses where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and long-term value are paramount. For more information, please visit www.oshkoshcorporation.com.
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