The public is invited to join in next week’s
send-off in Orono for a Maine Army National Guard unit making its
second deployment to Iraq.
About 130 members of Company C, 1st Battalion, 126th Aviation
Regiment will provide medical air evacuation support to coalition
forces and Iraqi nationals.
After being deployed to Bosnia in 1999, the unit provided
medical air evacuation support in southern Iraq and Kuwait in 2003
and conducted relief operations in the aftermath of Hurricane
Katrina in 2005.
The send-off will take place at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Alfond Arena
on the University of Maine campus.