Oshkosh Defense Keeps ‘Rumble’ Sweepstakes on the Move in February in Support of the Armed Forces Foundation
OSHKOSH, Wis. — Feb. 4, 2010 — Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK), will be participating in a jam-packed month of events planned across the country as it continues its support of the Armed Forces Foundation (AFF) Rumble With a Cause sweepstakes. The campaign has a goal of raising $150,000 for AFF while providing the opportunity to win one of two custom-painted motorcycles. The AFF provides a wide range of assistance and services to active and retired military members and their families, including counseling, living expenses, funeral arrangements, housing improvements, and career counseling.
One recipient of the organization’s services is retired U.S. Army Captain Mark Little, who lost both of his legs below the knees following an improvised explosive device (IED) attack in Iraq in 2007. While recovering in the U.S., Little and other wounded veterans were taken on a getaway vacation to Las Vegas as part of the AFF’s Morale, Welfare & Recreation Program. The program provides moral support and diversionary programs for service members and their families to help cope with the stress of deployment and injury or loss of a loved one.
“The AFF works through a holistic approach that touches on a number of issues affecting military members and their families. My experience with the organization as a wounded veteran lead to my personal support for the organization following my full recovery,” Little said. “The Rumble With a Cause sweepstakes is an excellent opportunity to support the wonderful work of the AFF and have a chance to win a custom-painted motorcycle.”
With the support of Oshkosh, the AFF launched the Rumble With a Cause sweepstakes in October 2009. AFF employees will be on site at events listed below to collect donations and sweepstakes entries. The sweepstakes, which closes on April 15, will have two winners, each receiving a custom-painted Harley-Davidson® Fat Boy® motorcycle, donated to the AFF by Oshkosh Defense. Those not able to attend the events may enter online at www.rumblewithacause.org.
“The men and women serving in our Armed Forces put everything on the line for their country, and the AFF offers much-needed programs to help them and their family members deal with the effects of war and the transition back to civilian life,” said Andy Hove, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president, Defense. “This sweepstakes allows Oshkosh to support these tremendous efforts while giving away two bikes that honor the U.S. Army and Marine Corps.”
NO DONATION OR PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER. Individuals will receive one entry for each $10 donation made up to a total of $200 or 20 entries. All rules, including instructions for entry without donation and eligibility requirements, are on the sweepstakes Web site. Oshkosh will be supporting the sweepstakes at the following upcoming events:
Feb. 6–14 Daytona 500 Race Week, Daytona Beach, FL
Feb. 12–21 Chicago Auto Show, Chicago, IL
Feb. 24–27 AUSA Winter, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Feb. 26–28 Tennessee State National Guard Conference
Feb. 27–March 7 Daytona Bike Week, Daytona Beach, FL
March 3 Armed Forces Foundation Gala, Washington, D.C.
March 26–28 Texas National Guard State Conference, Austin, TX
April 8–10 California National Guard Conference
About The Armed Forces Foundation:
The Armed Forces Foundation (AFF) was established in 2001 as a national 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. A part of the U.S. Department of Defense’s America Supports You program, AFF considers it their duty; honor and privilege to serve the needs of those that have bravely served our country. AFF issues direct aid to our wounded warriors, as well as active-duty, retired personnel, Guard, Reserve Components, and their families through a variety of programs. From financial assistance to morale, welfare, and recreation, AFF’s dedication to our troops help them get back on their feet and care for their loved ones at home. For more information, please visit www.armedforcesfoundation.org. “Serving Those Who Serve” • 16 North Carolina Ave. SE, Washington, DC 20003 • T: 202.547.4713 • Tax ID No.: 75-3070368 • CFC # 12247
About Oshkosh Defense
Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation, is an industry-leading global designer and manufacturer of tactical military trucks and armored wheeled vehicles, delivering a full product line of conventional and hybrid vehicles, advanced armor options, proprietary suspensions and vehicles with payloads that can exceed 70 tons. Oshkosh Defense provides a global service and supply network including full life-cycle support and remanufacturing, and its vehicles are recognized the world over for superior performance, reliability and protection. For more information, visit 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 Corp. manufactures, distributes and services products under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Medtec®, Jerr-Dan®, Oshkosh Specialty Vehicles, Frontline™, SMIT™, 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, log on to www.oshkoshcorporation.com.
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