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  • Meet the Fast, Tough War Machine That's Replacing the Humvee

    08/26/2015 4:22:41 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    Why go with Oshkosh? Think back to 2006-7 and you'll remember that American Army soldiers and Marines were getting clobbered by improvised explosive devices in Iraq. In fact, IEDs accounted for 60 percent of American casualties. The situation was so dire that units were bolting steel plates to their Humvees for protection. That led to the development of heavy Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles, which worked well in Iraq but not in the mountainous terrain of Afghanistan. There, the Pentagon's solution was the lighter M -ATV or MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle built by Oshkosh Defense. ... The L-ATV differs from...
  • Here is the bad*ss truck replacing the US military's aging Humvees

    08/26/2015 9:25:16 AM PDT · by AlmaKing · 39 replies
    The Verge ^ | 8-26-15 | Chris Ziegler
    The High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle — the HMMWV, or Humvee — is a stalwart of the battleground. If you asked someone to draw a military truck, they'd almost certainly draw this classic machine, which is almost older than a millennial (1984!) and gained such a pop culture following at one point that civilians started buying them. Arnold Schwarzenegger, in particular, is famous for his undying love of the "Hummer." But seriously, they're old. The US military has been keen on retiring Humvees for some time, and it has finally awarded the $6.7 billion contract to replace them to Wisconsin-based...
  • Oshkosh EAA AirVenture 2013 - Pearl Harbor reenactment

    08/05/2013 8:20:47 AM PDT · by DFG · 21 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 08/04/2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    When there is a wall of flame and thick billowing smoke at an air show it is sadly the sign of a tragedy. But for spectators at a display in America it was the chance to cheer and remember one of the most important days in their history. As a P-40 Kittyhawk fighter flew low at low level it was the start of a spectacular re-enactment of the attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese Navy in 1941. The skies above Oshkosh in Wisconsin were filled with dueling fighter planes as the aerial battles from the Day of Infamy were...
  • Washington To Be Largely Absent From AirVenture This Year

    07/29/2013 3:42:06 AM PDT · by taildragger · 9 replies
    Aero-News ^ | 07/29/2013 | Site Author
    FAA Administrator Will Not Be Attending The Show FAA Administrator Michael Huerta will not be attending Oshkosh this year. And while he had a previous family engagement made months in advance, it is at the very least unfortunate timing given the ultimatum handed to EAA over air traffic control services for the show.
  • Wisconsin company announces layoffs ahead of Biden arrival

    10/25/2012 6:31:52 PM PDT · by bigbob · 14 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10-25-12 | Alan Binder
    Bad news will greet Vice President Joe Biden when he arrives in Wisconsin Thursday night. Hours earlier, Oshkosh's largest employer announced that it will lay off 450 employees in January. Oshkosh Corp., a truck manufacturer with Pentagon contracts, blamed the "difficult decisions" on looming cuts to the nation's defense budget. "As Oshkosh and others in the defense industry have discussed on numerous occasions, domestic military vehicle production volumes will decline significantly in 2013 due to the reduction in U.S. defense budgets and the fact that military spending is returning to peacetime levels," the company said in a statement. "Unfortunately, these...
  • Close to 200 International Learn to Fly Day Events Planned

    05/19/2011 10:37:41 AM PDT · by knittnmom · 4 replies
    EAA News ^ | May 19, 2011 | unattributed
    Close to 200 International Learn to Fly Day Events Planned Take someone flying this weekend! Sporty's Fly-In Between 300 and 400 aircraft and an estimated 2,000 people attended Sporty’s Fly-In and International Learn to Fly Day last year. May 19, 2011 — This Saturday, May 21, nearly 200 events will turn dreams of flight into reality for tens of thousands of people during the second annual International Learn to Fly Day, an aviation community-wide effort helping people of all ages take that first step to discover the fun and freedom of flight. Events are being held throughout the United States,...
  • Gordon Hintz (Wis - D): "You are f'n dead"

    02/28/2011 9:12:17 AM PST · by epithermal · 32 replies
    Newsradio 620 ^ | 2/28/2011 | Charlie Sykes
    Last week, we heard that State Rep. Gordon Hintz (D-Oshkosh) had been busted in a prostitution sting. State Rep. Gordon Hintz was issued a municipal citation in Appleton earlier this month for violating a city sexual misconduct ordinance. Appleton police said the citation was issued Feb. 10 in conjunction with an ongoing investigation of Heavenly Touch Massage Parlor, 342 W. Wisconsin Ave., in Appleton. Police searched the business and a nearby residence in the 1300 block of North Division Street Jan. 28, after investigators had staked out the properties for several days after receiving a tip. ** Last Friday.... after...
  • Electric aircraft generates buzz at Oshkosh air show

    08/02/2010 10:28:01 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 39 replies · 8+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8-2-10 | Jon Hilkevitch
    Boeing working on hybrid plane to cut fuel use, noise, emissions OSHKOSH, Wis. — An electric airliner? Imagine a hyper-efficient aircraft as large as a Boeing 737, although weighing much less. It would run quieter and cleaner than any other commercial plane ever made, requiring two-thirds less energy, according to NASA-funded research. The hybrid-powered jetliner of the future would operate on batteries or jet fuel, depending on whether it's cruising or taking off and climbing, when the most thrust is required. The concept of electric aircraft generated a resounding buzz amid the drone of pistons and the roar of gas...
  • NASCAR's Roush injured in Wisconsin plane crash

    07/27/2010 7:48:56 PM PDT · by Ralph the Hun · 14 replies · 2+ views
    MILWAUKEE (AP) -NASCAR team owner Jack Roush was in serious but stable condition after walking away from a plane crash in Wisconsin on Tuesday night. "There are injuries. Possible surgery,'' Roush Fenway Racing president Geoff Smith said in a text message to The Associated Press. "But he walked out of the plane.''
  • B-17 ‘Flying Fortress' 75th Anniversary Part of Big Celebration at EAA AirVenture 2010

    02/12/2010 10:47:23 AM PST · by Patrsup · 24 replies · 1,035+ views
    Airventure ^ | 02/10/2010 | Unk
    The Boeing B-17 “Flying Fortress,” perhaps the most readily recognized bomber of the World War II era, will be center stage for its 75th anniversary during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2010, “The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration,” on July 26-August 1 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh. Only about 15 of the iconic aircraft remain airworthy anywhere in the world, including EAA’s renowned “Aluminum Overcast,” which brings aviation history to the public through its annual national tours. Potentially, at least four B-17s could be present at Oshkosh as the exact 75th-anniversary date of the B-17’s first flight on July 28, 1935, comes...
  • Boeing Laser Demonstrator Program Accepts Oshkosh Military Truck

    01/08/2010 10:45:56 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 1 replies · 438+ views
    Space War ^ | 1/08/2006 | SPX via Space War
    Boeing has announced that it has accepted the Oshkosh Defense military truck that will carry a Boeing-built laser beam control system for the U.S. Army's High Energy Laser Technology Demonstrator (HEL TD) program. Boeing received the Oshkosh Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT) on Dec. 17 at the Oshkosh facility in Oshkosh, Wis. "This demonstration program has successfully transitioned from the design phase to the fabrication phase," said Gary Fitzmire, vice president and program director of Boeing Missile Defense Systems' Directed Energy Systems unit. "This transformational, solid-state laser weapon capability will provide speed-of-light, ultra-precision capability that will dramatically improve warfighters'...
  • Feingold gets an earful at Oshkosh mtg

    01/07/2010 8:58:08 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies · 1,152+ views
    fox 11 ^ | 1/7/10 | Lindsay Veremis
    OSHKOSH - Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold got an earful at his town hall meeting in Winnebago County on Thursday. "The majority of senior people feel that they are getting screwed pardon my French," Pat Braasch of Oshkosh said during the one-and-a-half hour session. While all topics were on the table, healthcare dominated the discussion. Some expressed concerns about cuts to Medicare. Others asked why a plan that's expected to extend coverage to more than 30 million of the uninsured, would be negotiated behind closed doors.
  • BAE protests Army decision to transfer FMTV contract

    09/08/2009 11:45:35 AM PDT · by nascarnation · 8 replies · 1,679+ views
    Business Wire via Reuters ^ | Sept 8, 2009 | unknown
    BAE Systems has filed a protest with the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), asking the agency to review the decision by the U.S. Army to award a contract to a competitor for the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) rebuy program. After a detailed analysis of the information provided by the Army, before and during the formal competition debrief, the Company believes that the Army did not properly evaluate the proposals, consistent with the Government's stated requirements, and the Army failed accurately to assess the various risks associated with the different proposals.
  • Fishing For Darwin

    03/26/2009 4:06:09 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 13 replies · 619+ views
    theledger ^ | March 25, 2009 | Bill Blocher
    We have a candidate for the Darwin Award. He hasn't won it yet, but he has to be in the running as a potential candidate. Up in Oshkosh, Wis., it is sill cold and the lakes are still frozen, for the most part. But this is now official spring and the frozen north is beginning to thaw. At least partially. It is also a part of the country where ice fishing is popular. For those not familiar with the sport, it involves going onto the ice of a frozen lake, chopping a hole through to the water and then sitting...
  • 'The world's first practical jetpack' unveiled in WI

    07/30/2008 8:42:10 PM PDT · by holymoly · 30 replies · 231+ views
    kare11 ^ | 7/30/2008 | kare11
    New Zealand inventor Glenn Martin publically debuted his 'Martin Jet Pack' Tuesday at AirVenture, the world's biggest air show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Martin strapped his 16-year-old son into the pack and he hovered above the ground for a cheering crowd. Martin invented the 'Jet Pack' 11 years ago in his garage. It consists of a 200 horsepower water-cooled piston engine that runs on gas and uses car fanbelts to drive two fan propellers that spin inside what looks like two oversized soup cans. Martin say the fan design is much more efficient than an unshielded rotor of a helicopter....
  • Midair Collision of Two World War II Era Planes Kills Pilot

    07/27/2007 4:20:01 PM PDT · by narby · 34 replies · 2,965+ views
    Fox News ^ | 7-27-07
    OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — Two planes at an experimental airshow collided while landing Friday, killing at least one of the pilots, the Federal Aviation Administration said. The accident with the two World War II-era P-51 Mustangs happened at 3:17 p.m. CDT (2017 GMT) after the planes finished a performance at the Experimental Aircraft Association's annual show, the FAA said.
  • Teen Thugs Rob Oshkosh Boy's Lemonade Stand

    07/27/2007 3:23:19 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies · 939+ views
    (AP) ^ | Jul 25, 2007
    Oshkosh Police are looking for two lemonade bullies. 11-year-old Austin Cundy set up a lemonade stand Tuesday at his grandparents house in Oshkosh. Austin says two teenage boys kept riding their bikes past the stand. One of them stopped, beat him up and took his wallet with the lemonade money inside. Austin also lost his library card and student ID. "It makes me mad that it happened," Austin said. " I was going to save that money for camping and then buy my mom a birthday present." Austin is still a little shaken and hopes that it doesn't happen to...
  • Cessna unveils SkyCatcher details

    07/23/2007 2:07:32 PM PDT · by Domandred · 70 replies · 4,817+ views
    Witchita Business Jourlan ^ | 7/23/07 | Ken Vandruff
    The Model 162 SkyCatcher will be Cessna Aircraft Co.'s entry in the Light Sport Aircraft category. Cessna made the announcement and rolled out a full-scale mockup Sunday during the opening day of the Experimental Aircraft Association's annual convention in Oshkosh, Wis. The two-seat airplane has an initial price of $109,500 for the first 1,000 airplanes ordered, then the price will be $111,500. Keeping the airplane in the $100,000 range was one of the goals set by Jack Pelton, Cessna chairman, president and CEO, during the program's development. Cessna announced its LSA program during the 2006 EAA convention and has been...
  • Eclipse Concept Jet, 4 seater!

    07/23/2007 10:29:25 AM PDT · by taildragger · 32 replies · 2,682+ views
    EAA,, Eclipse Aviation ^ | 7/23/2007 | Eclipse Aviation
    Presenting the Eclipse Concept Jet (ECJ), a single-engine four-place aircraft created by Eclipse Aviation as the ultimate tool for evaluating the emerging single-engine jet marketplace.
  • Christian music festival marred by death on ride

    07/15/2007 8:33:56 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 10 replies · 1,225+ views
    cnn ^ | July 15, 2007
    OSHKOSH, Wisconsin (AP) -- Police and federal investigators tried Sunday to determine why a teen fell from a festival ride and died. Lifefest attendees gather near the site of the woman's death to write messages and leave condolences. Elizabeth K. Mohl, 16, of Neenah, was killed Saturday after falling 40 to 50 feet from a ride called Air Glory.