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Gov. LePage Fires Leader of Maine National Guard

Gov. LePage Fires Leader of Maine National Guard

| March 24, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Gov. Paul LePage has fired the leader of the Maine National Guard. The governor announced Tuesday that he has relieved Brig. Gen. James Campbell of his command as adjutant general of the Maine National Guard and commissioner of the Department of Veterans and Emergency Management. LePage said in a statement that […]

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Maine Welcomes Home Guard Unit From Afghanistan

Maine Welcomes Home Guard Unit From Afghanistan

| July 1, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – All of the Maine Army National Guard members who deployed to Afghanistan in August are back home. About 1,000 family members and supporters welcomed more than 150 members of the 133rd Engineer Battalion back to U.S. soil at the Augusta Armory Tuesday. Another 13 who deployed were greeted in a ceremony […]

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Military Police Company to Conduct Joint Exercise in Houlton

Military Police Company to Conduct Joint Exercise in Houlton

| June 2, 2014

HOULTON, ME– The Maine Army National Guard 488th Military Police Company is conducting a joint military support to civil authorities exercise in Houlton, on June 11-12. The exercise will test the unit’s ability to respond to a scenario requiring it to partner with law enforcement and civil authorities. The exercise is part of the units […]

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No Decision Made on Moving 133rd Engineer Battalion

No Decision Made on Moving 133rd Engineer Battalion

| May 20, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – The adjutant general of Maine’s Army National Guard says there has been no decision on whether to move the 133rd Engineer Battalion out of state. In an email to soldiers and their families released by Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s office, Brig. Gen. James Campbell said that some media reports have falsely […]

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Maine Guard Unit Headed to Pennsylvania

Maine Guard Unit Headed to Pennsylvania

| April 30, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – The National Guard plans to reassign the Maine National Guard’s 133rd Engineer Battalion to Pennsylvania, replacing it with an infantry unit. Michel Steinbuchel, spokesman for the 133rd Engineer Battalion, told the Portland Press Herald that introducing an infantry to Maine’s Army National Guard has been part of the statewide plan since […]

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