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Wisconsin businesses, which supply the U.S. military with billions of dollars worth of goods and services, are feeling the effects of the wind-down of the war in Afghanistan.

Still, pockets of defense spending remain, helping support state companies and jobs.

The Department of Defense recently announced that Oshkosh Corp. had received a $45 million contract to refurbish and upgrade as many as 800 all-terrain trucks for the U.S. Army, with the work to be completed by the end of 2015.

Goodwill Industries in Milwaukee received a $12.7 million contract to provide laundry, galley and other services for Naval Station Great Lakes, a Navy training center south of Kenosha in northern Illinois...

Ken Notes: We should explore changing technologies in the military. Alternative fuels, power generation, water purification, clothing, and more...

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