Local Troops Heading Home 

They are scheduled to arrive Saturday at Bangor International Airport before continuing on to Fort Carson, Colorado, for out-processing.

Capt. Shanon Cotta, a guard spokesman, says the 130 members of charlie company, 126th aviation regiment, will get to spend a couple of hours with family and friends during their stop.

The company, nicknamed &quot:Black Bears,&quot: flew more than three thousand hours of rescue missions throughout Iraq and evacuated more than 670 patients.

The unit completes out-processing next week, but the date of its return to maine has not been released.