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Oshkosh Defense Supports Families of Fallen Heroes in Collaboration with TAPS

Oshkosh Defense presented a check for $100,000 at AUSA 2014 to support TAPS.

Oshkosh contributes to the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors and builds awareness via social media

OSHKOSH, Wis. (Oct. 14, 2014) Oshkosh Defense, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, presented a check for $100,000 and launched a new social media campaign to support the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) at the Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) 2014 Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington, D.C.

The contribution was raised through a signature campaign held at trade shows and events nationwide in fiscal year 2014. Oshkosh pledged to donate $2 for each signature until reaching its goal of $100,000.

Oshkosh Defense announced at AUSA it would be supporting TAPS for a fourth consecutive year with another $100,000 campaign objective for fiscal year 2015. However, instead of a signature wall, Oshkosh is taking a social media approach to allow more people to engage in the effort. Oshkosh is hosting a TAPS “selfie wall” at its AUSA booth #1925 to launch its new TAPS social media campaign. When visitors share their photos on social media with the hashtag #Oshkosh4TAPS, Oshkosh Defense will donate $2 to TAPS until we reach our goal of $100,000.

You don’t have to be at AUSA to show your support for TAPS. Simply “Like” the Supporting Families of Our Fallen Heroes page on Facebook and Oshkosh will donate $2 to TAPS.

“TAPS is an amazing organization that inspires hope and healing during military families’ most challenging times,” said Jenn Christiansen, vice president of business development at Oshkosh Defense. “We are proud to work with TAPS and consider it an honor to support the families of our nation’s fallen heroes. We invite everyone to join our social media campaign to show support for TAPS families.”

TAPS provides comfort and care to anyone who has suffered the loss of a military loved one. Founded in 1994, the organization has helped more than 50,000 surviving family members and friends through comprehensive services and programs, including case work assistance, emotional support, and grief and trauma resources.

“TAPS is so grateful for Oshkosh Defense’s longstanding support,” said TAPS Founder and President Bonnie Carroll. “Because of the contributions, TAPS is able to provide comfort and care to military families who have suffered the death of a loved one who served our country. These brave families know that they are not alone in coping with their losses and can find hope and healing. Thank you Oshkosh Defense for standing with us in supporting our military families.”

TAPS has held an annual National Military Survivor Seminar and Good Grief camp since 1994. Regional Survivor Seminars and Good Grief camps also are held at locations across the country. In August, TAPS held its second Wisconsin seminar with the support of Oshkosh.

Oshkosh Defense has a long-standing history of supporting military members, both in the field and back at home, and their families through charitable giving and program support. The company has partnered with organizations such as TAPS, Disabled Sports USA – Warfighter Sports, the Fisher House Foundation, and many others.

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 complete range of sustainment and training services to optimize fleet readiness and performance. Oshkosh Defense, LLC is an Oshkosh Corporation company [NYSE: OSK].

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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