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Visit to Oshkosh, Wis. – November 2009
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Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates meets with a worker during a tour of the MRAP-All Terrain Vehicle production facility in Oshkosh, Wis., Nov. 12, 2009. The vehicle design combines the crew protection warfighters have come to expect in MRAP vehicles with the extreme mobility and durability needed to negotiate mountainous off-road terrain. DoD photo by Cherie Cullen  More Photos

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Secretary Visits All-terrain
Vehicle Production Plant

OSHKOSH, Wis., Nov. 12, 2009 Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates got a firsthand look at production of the newest all-terrain vehicles slated for Afghanistan, and praised the modern-day Rosie the Riveters he credited with saving American lives. Story

New Task Force to Focus
On Roadside Bomb Threat

OSHKOSH, Wis., Nov. 12, 2009 Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has created a new task force to enhance existing department efforts to counter the threat from roadside bombs, the No. 1 killer in Afghanistan. Story

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates tours the MRAP-All Terrain Vehicle production facility in Oshkosh, Wis., Nov. 12, 2009. The design of the vehicle, known as an M-ATV, combines the protection warfighters have come to expect in MRAP vehicles with the extreme mobility and durability needed to negotiate mountainous off-road terrain. DoD photo by Cherie Cullen More Photos

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates speaks to workers at the MRAP-All Terrain Vehicle Harrison Street production facility in Oshkosh, Wis., Nov. 12, 2009. The design of the vehicle, known as an M-ATV, combines the crew protection warfighters have come to expect in MRAP vehicles with the extreme mobility and durability needed to negotiate mountainous off-road terrain. DoD photo by Cherie Cullen More Photos