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Wisconsin Defense Report 10/1/2012: Defense News within Wisconsin
08 Oct 2012

Wisconsin Defense Report 10/1/2012: Defense News within Wisconsin

Oshkosh Corporation looks to double earnings by 2015

Oshkosh Corp. announced that it aims to double its per-share earnings to a range of $4 to $4.50 in fiscal 2015 from an expected $2.05 to $2.151 in fiscal 2012.

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Wisconsin welcomes back troops from Kosovo

After successfully completing a yearlong mobilization, 30 soldiers from two aviation units returned to Wisconsin Friday, September 14th.

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September 21st proclaimed POW-MIA Recognition Day

Gov. Scott Walker declared September 21st “POW-MIA Recognition Day” in Wisconsin to honor U.S. military personal who have been taken as prisoners of war or have been listed as missing in action.

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Wisconsin National Guard Soldiers prepare for mission in Afghanistan

Nearly 150 Wisconsin Army National Guard Soldiers are wrapping up mobilization training at Fort Bliss, Texas, before setting off for nearly nine months of engineering missions in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

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Wisconsin general named new vice chairman of U.S. National Guard Association

Major General Don Dunbar of Wisconsin was named the new vice chairman-Air for the board of directors of National Guard Association of the United States and was also selected to serve as an officer of the 29-member panel by NGAUS delegates at the organization’s recent 134th General Conference and Exhibition.

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Fort McCoy DOL to transition to AMC instead of IMCOM

Effective October 1st, 2012, Fort McCoy’s Directorate of Logistics will be aligned with the Army Materiel Command instead of Installation Management Command.

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Soldiers return to Wisconsin from NATO peacekeeping mission

Approximately 125 Wisconsin National Guard soldiers returned to Milwaukee Thursday, September 27th after completing a year-long deployment. Soldiers were welcomed home by their commander in chief, Governor Scott Walker, senior National Guard officials and family members.


Wisconsin Guard Security Team heading to Afghanistan

Governor Scott Walker and military leaders will join family and friends in sending off 16 members of the Wisconsin Army National Guard Monday, October 1st, for an advise and assist mission in Afghanistan. According to Lt. Col. David Larson of Baraboo, the newly formed 104th Security Force Advise and Assist Team will work with the Afghan Border Police on dealing with internal and external security missions. Unlike embedded training teams, the 104th SFAAT’s role will be less instructional and more mentoring.

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