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Thousands apply for new jobs making military vehicles at the Oshkosh Corp.

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People as far away as Milwaukee have applied for the hundreds of new jobs being added by a new military contract at the Oshkosh Corp.

Up to 1,500 applicants turned out for a job fair Monday in Oshkosh, and the company reported a similar turnout on Sunday.

It was chosen to build a new, stronger type of military vehicle for the war in Afghanistan.

The Pentagon is allocating more than $1 billion now for the new vehicle, and more is expected in the future.

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