Troop Greeter Milestone 

They’ll be welcoming their 500-thousandth service member.

Every time a troop plane lands at the airport a dedicated group of mainers show up to welcome home the troops or wish them well as they head off to war.

Many of the greeters started back in 1991 during operation Desert Storm. They’ve continued through the current conflicts in the Middle East.

And this weekend half a million troops will have been given a heroes welcome by these folks in Bangor.