Maine Soldiers Headed to Afghanistan 

A Maine National Guard unit has been put on alert that they’ll soon be deployed.Major General John Libby made the announcement Saturday that about 177 soldiers from the 1136-th Transportation Company will be deployed to Afghanistan in early 2010.The 1136th is stationed in Bangor, Calais and Sanford.While deployed, the soldiers will be providing security at military bases in Afghanistan.In 2003, the unit deployed to Kuwait in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Another unit, the 133rd Engineer Battalion, already had been notified that it will train in Germany this summer, in preparation for deployment to Iraq next year.