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AUSA Honors L3’s Michael T. Strianese with Prestigious John W. Dixon Award

October 27, 2010 by · Comment
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NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Association of the United States Army (AUSA) today presented L-3 Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Michael T. Strianese with the John W. Dixon Award at the AUSA 2010 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. Mr. Strianese received the award for the company’s ongoing contributions to the U.S. armed forces and the defense industry. The award was presented at the AUSA Sustaining Member Reception and Luncheon by retired General Gordon D. Sullivan, USA, President



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AUSA Honors Oshkosh Corporation CEO With Prestigious John W. Dixon Award — Press Release

AUSA Honors Oshkosh Corporation CEO With Prestigious John W. Dixon Award

OSHKOSH, Wis. — Oct. 7, 2009 — The Association for the United States Army (AUSA) today presented Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Robert G. Bohn with the distinguished John W. Dixon award at the AUSA 2009 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Bohn received the award for the company’s continuous contributions to the U.S. Armed Forces and defense industry. “We at Oshkosh are grateful for the opportunity to serve our Armed Forces and understand the great responsibility that comes with that service,” said Robert G. Bohn, Oshkosh Corporation chairman and chief executive officer. “We take great pride in what we do and are mindful every day, in every level of our operations, that the military depends on our products to meet its demanding and ever-evolving challenges. We are also proud to have won the FMTV contract and look forward to delivering more great trucks for our brave Warfighter.”

Most recently, Bohn has made the urgently needed MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) the top priority for Oshkosh Corporation. The Oshkosh® M-ATVs already are being delivered to Afghanistan, only three months after the initial contract award on June 30, 2009. The Oshkosh vehicle provides a highly mobile, well-protected solution for America’s men and women operating in Afghanistan’s demanding off-road terrain and unimproved roads. Additionally, Oshkosh worked with industry and government officials to begin supplying and equipping its patented Oshkosh TAK-4® independent suspension system on more than 2,400 legacy MRAPs in Afghanistan this year.

Several tactical wheeled vehicle programs have thrived under Bohn’s leadership: the U.S. Army Family of Heavy Tactical Vehicles (FHTV) includes the Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT), Heavy Equipment Transporter (HET), Palletized Load System (PLS); and the U.S. Marine Corps heavy and medium fleets: Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (MTVR) and Logistics Vehicle System Replacement (LVSR).

In addition, in 2008 both the national and Wisconsin Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve committees have recognized Oshkosh for its long-standing programs in place to support its National Guard and Reserve employees who are called to active duty.

Oshkosh Corporation has been an AUSA sustaining member since 1979. The company and its employees support eight local AUSA chapters in five states. Oshkosh also contributes financially to military members and their families through the Armed Forces Foundation, U.S. Army and Marine Corps association’s scholarship programs, III Corps scholarship fund, Army Ten Miler and the United Service Organization.

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™, 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.

®, ™ All brand names referred to in this news release are trademarks of Oshkosh Corporation or its subsidiary companies.

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Oshkosh Defense Exhibits Latest Vehicles, Technologies and Donation Effort at AUSA — Press Release

oshkosh charityOshkosh Defense Exhibits Latest Vehicles, Technologies and Donation Effort at AUSA

OSHKOSH, Wis. — Oct. 5, 2009 — Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), is displaying the latest in tactical wheeled vehicles and technologies in Washington D.C. today through Wednesday at the annual Association of United States Army (AUSA) meeting and exposition, including the new MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV), the Oshkosh HEMTTA3, Pro-Pulse™ and TAK-4® independent suspension.

Oshkosh is also a supporter of the Armed Forces Foundation sweepstakes, “Rumble With a Cause.” Attendees at the show will be automatically entered in the sweepstakes when making a $10 donation to AFF through the sweepstakes website. Up to twenty entries per person are permitted. Entrants are asked to select entry into either the sweepstakes for the Marine Corps-themed “Semper Fidelis Salute” or the sweepstakes for the Army-themed “American Soldier Salute” motorcycle. No donation is necessary to enter the sweepstakes and winners must meet eligibility requirements. Proceeds will support the Armed Forces Foundation’s mission of supporting active and retired members of the U.S. military and their families.

“Oshkosh Corporation is proud to be at AUSA and show our support and commitment to the Army,” said Andy Hove, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president, Defense. “We’ve built our reputation on being able to serve the Army’s needs with our vehicles and technologies, and AUSA is a perfect venue to demonstrate once again our commitment to protecting and supporting our men and women in uniform.”

On Wednesday of the three-day expo, AUSA will present the prestigious John W. Dixon award to Oshkosh Corporation Chairman and CEO Robert G. Bohn, for his contributions to national defense and his support of the U.S. Army.

Among the vehicles being displayed, the M-ATV offers durable, best-in-class mobility and superior crew protection for operations on the harsh mountainous terrain and unimproved road networks found in Afghanistan. To date, Oshkosh has received four awards valued at $2.3 billion for 4,296 M-ATVs. Oshkosh will utilize its available capacity and robust manufacturing capabilities to ramp up M-ATV production to 1,000 vehicles per month by December and continue at that rate as needed to meet the U.S. Armed Forces’ urgent need for the vehicle.

In addition to the M-ATV, the company is featuring the following vehicles and technologies at AUSA:

• The Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT) A3, a hybrid diesel-electric drive vehicle designed to help transform the Army’s tactical wheeled vehicle fleet and support modularization. It is equipped with the Oshkosh proprietary ProPulse® technology, which allows this HEMTT to export 100kW of military-grade A/C power and improves the vehicle’s fuel efficiency by at least 20 percent compared to other HEMTT models. It will be displayed along with a Load Handling System (LHS) Mobile-Folding Blade Turbine System (M-FBTS) and solar panel mission module concept that produces energy from natural resources to further reduce liquid fuel consumption.

• A demonstration vehicle equipped with multiple advanced Oshkosh technologies, including a ProPulse™ hybrid-electric drivetrain, Command Zone™ computer diagnostics system and a sensor suite from the TerraMax™ autonomous vehicle system.

• An Oshkosh TAK-4® independent suspension system, which is used on all three display vehicles. The TAK-4 system, which Oshkosh is retrofitting on more than 2,400 legacy MRAPs for operations in Afghanistan, has undergone more than 400,000 miles of government testing and results in vehicle off-road mission profile capabilities of 70 percent and higher.

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™, 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.

®, ™ All brand names referred to in this news release are trademarks of Oshkosh Corporation or its subsidiary companies.

Photo Courtesy of Oshkosh Defense

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