Maine Guard United Back On US Soil

Updated 2 months ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Maine Army National Guard’s 133rd Engineer Battalion is back on U.S. soil.

Officials say the 167 soldiers who deployed in October returned over the weekend to Ford Dix, New Jersey. Maj. Michael Steinbuchel, spokesman for the Maine Army National Guard, told the Portland Press Herald that details on the soldiers’ return to Maine haven’t been ironed out.

The combat engineers were among the units responsible for winding down America’s longest war, dismantling forward operating bases and transporting heavy equipment in the sprawling, war-torn nation.

While in Afghanistan, the unit was in the news back home in Maine, where there’s been speculation that it could be moved to Pennsylvania and replaced with an infantry unit.


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