The Wisconsin Herd, the NBA G League affiliate of the Milwaukee Bucks, have partnered with Oshkosh Corporation and Oshkosh Defense to honor and support our active and retired military service as well as their families on Friday, November 15 at 7 p.m. at Menominee Nation Arena. The partnership, in its first season, runs in conjunction with Hoops for Troops, the NBA Cares program to honor service members and their families for their dedication to our country.
“We are extremely thrilled to recognize our servicemen and women in partnership with Oshkosh Corporation and Oshkosh Defense,” Herd President Steve Brandes said. “Our team does not take for granted the sacrifice and commitment by all members of the military who protect our way of life.”
The night will feature an array of recognitions thanking veterans and active duty military throughout the night. The Herd will wear special military-themed camouflage jerseys that will be auctioned off at herd.cbo.io. Fans can start bidding Thursday, Nov. 14 through Saturday, Nov. 16 with the auction ending at noon. Proceeds will benefit the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), which helps service members and their families who have lost loved ones serving in the armed forces. The Herd will wear special Hoops for Troops warm-up shirts to honor active and retired service members and their families.
About Oshkosh Corporation and Oshkosh Defense
Oshkosh Defense is a leading provider of tactical wheeled vehicles and life cycle sustainment services. For decades, Oshkosh has been mobilizing military and security forces around the globe by offering a full portfolio of heavy, medium, light and highly protected military vehicles to support their customers’ missions. In addition, Oshkosh offers advanced technologies and vehicle components such as TAK-4® independent suspension systems, TerraMax® unmanned ground vehicle solutions, Command Zone™ integrated control and diagnostics system, and ProPulse® diesel electric and on-board vehicle power solutions, to provide customers with a technical edge as they fulfill their missions. Every Oshkosh vehicle is backed by a team of defense industry experts and complete range of sustainment and training services to optimize fleet readiness and performance. Oshkosh Defense, LLC is an Oshkosh Corporation company [NYSE: OSK].
At Oshkosh (NYSE: OSK), we make innovative, mission-critical equipment to help everyday heroes advance communities around the world. Headquartered in Wisconsin, Oshkosh Corporation employs more than 15,000 team members worldwide, all united behind a common cause: to make a difference in people’s lives. Oshkosh products can be found in more than 150 countries under the brands of JLG®, Pierce®, Oshkosh® Defense, McNeilus®, IMT®, Frontline™, Jerr-Dan®, Oshkosh® Airport Products, CON-E-CO® and London™. For more information, visit oshkoshcorp.com.
The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) offers compassionate care to all those grieving the loss of a loved one who died while serving in our Armed Forces, or as a result of his or her service. Since 1994, TAPS has provided comfort and hope 24/7 through a national peer support network and connection to grief resources, all at no cost to surviving families and loved ones. TAPS provides a variety of programs to survivors nation and worldwide. If you are grieving the loss of a fallen service member, or if you know someone who can use our support, the TAPS 24/7 National Military Survivor Helpline is always available toll-free with loving support and resources at 800-959-TAPS (8277).
To learn more about the NBA Cares Hoops for Troops program, visit www.cares.nba.com Tickets for the game can be purchased by visiting wisconsinherd.com, or by calling 920-233-HERD.