WATCH LIVE

National Guard Deployment Ceremony 

Folks in Orono said farewell to the 172nd mountain infantry Monday night.A ceremony was held at the Collins Center for the Arts for the troops and their families.Several people spoke at the ceremony.Governor Baldacci and Major General John William Libby were there to help send the troops off. “The state wanted to send a strong message reinforced that,” Said the governor. “Just very impressed with the Captain Bosse and his leadership and the Bravo Company overall. We’ve got some of the finest generation of warriors that the state has ever produced. So we just want them to be safe and Godspeed, and return soon.”The 150 soldiers will be deploying to Afghanistan.There, the troops be working with afghan forces: teaching them the skills to fight terrorism in their own country.