Local Troops Deploy 

There, they’ll train for several weeks, before heading over to Afghanistan.

The troop got a fitting sendoff in bangor over the weekend.

Members of the 286th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion of the Maine Army National Guard will spend a year overseas, in support of operation Enduring Freedom.

The soldiers will plan and coordinate logistics in southern Afghanistan to support combat operations against al Qaeda and Taliban forces.

Senators Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins, as well as Governor John Baldacci were among the dignitaries in attendance at Saturday’s sendoff ceremony at Bangor High School.