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Guard Unit Set to Deploy 

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.