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Soldier Send-off Scheduled for March 13th 

Close to two hundred Maine soldiers will begin their deployment to Afghanistan later this month.The 1136th transportation company, part of Maine’s Army National Guard, will deploy in support of operation enduring freedom.A send-off ceremony will be held March 13th at the University of Maine.The unit is stationed in Bangor, Calais, and Sanford.It will conduct force operations, providing security for bases.In 2003 the unit deployed to Kuwait.