Soldier Send-Off Scheduled for Saturday 

A send off ceremony will be held this Saturday in Orono, for close to two hundred Maine soldiers being deployed to Afghanistan.The 1136th transportation company, part of the Maine Army National Guard, will head there later this month.A send-off ceremony will be held Saturday, March 13th at the University of Maine’s Collins Center for the Arts.The unit is stationed in Bangor, Calais, and Sanford.It will conduct force operations, providing security for bases in Afghanistan.