Oshkosh Defense Supports Armed Forces Foundation With Donation at AUSA Annual Meeting
October 8, 2008 |
OSHKOSH, Wis. — Oct. 8, 2008 — Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), announced today it donated $8,000 to the Armed Forces Foundation at the annual Association of the United States Army (AUSA) conference and expo held in Washington D.C.
Oshkosh Defense, a lead sponsor of the Army Ten-Miler held on Oct. 5, sold running gear at the event and donated a portion of the sales, along with a matching donation, to the Armed Forces Foundation. The Army Ten Miler is an annual race featuring tens of thousands of participants that promotes the U.S. Army, supports its fitness goals and enhances community relations.
“Oshkosh Defense is best known as a manufacturer of military vehicles, but the company’s off-the-field support of our troops deserves recognition and admiration as well,” said Patricia Driscoll, executive director of the Armed Forces Foundation. “We salute Oshkosh for their sponsorship and donation, and we thank the Oshkosh employees whose time and energy made this happen.”
John Stoddart, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president, Defense, presented the donation to Driscoll at a ceremony Tuesday in the Oshkosh booth at AUSA. “The Army Ten-Miler provides an opportunity for everyone, from the soldiers and the community, to government and defense-industry leaders such as Oshkosh, to promote and celebrate the U.S. Army,” Stoddart said. “We have had a successful partnership with the Army for decades, and we are proud to sponsor events that help support the men and women who serve our country.”
The Armed Forces Foundation provides financial support, career counseling, housing assistance and recreational therapy programs to active and retired members of the U.S. military and their families. In addition, race proceeds will go to U.S. Army Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) programs, which are designed to reduce stress, build skills and improve self confidence for active, Guard and Reserve soldiers.
During the AUSA show, Oshkosh displayed a variety of Defense vehicles, including its Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT) A4 Load Handling System (LHS), the Mobile Centurion which is made up of the Oshkosh HEMTT A3 with Raytheon’s Phalanx weapon system, and a simulator of the Northrop Grumman-Oshkosh Joint Light Tactical Vehicle JLTV.
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®, BAI®, Oshkosh Specialty Vehicles, Frontline™, SMIT™, Geesink™, Norba™, Kiggen™, 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.