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Communities, including Oshkosh, brace for looming defense cuts

9:25 PM, Feb. 1, 2013
Workers on the military truck assembly line at Oshkosh Corp.
Workers on the military truck assembly line at Oshkosh Corp.
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Bridget Lauderdale remembers the broad green sea -- in the parking lot.

The Lockheed Martin executive was two years out of her internship when then-Defense secretary Dick Cheney killed the A-12 bomber. On Jan. 7, 1991, a unit of General Dynamics (the division is now part of Lockheed) responded by firing 4,000 workers here, in a one-day swoop as devastating as a bomber run.

"I'll never forget," says Lauderdale, now general manager of aeronautical operations at Lockheed's 14,200-worker location here, including the factory making F-35 fighter planes. "They brought in crates of boxes, ...

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