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2015 Maine Marathon Tribute March

From the Maine National Guard Facebook page: "The families of fallen service members join the members of the Maine Army National Guard and Maine Air National Guard to honor fallen service members by marching in the 26.2 mile Maine Marathon Tribute march Sunday, October 4, 2015.

The march follows the Maine Marathon race course that starts on Back Bay in Portland and stretches into Yarmouth and back. It started 10 years ago to pay tribute to the families of the fallen. Marchers carried the bib number '95' on their rucksacks to honor the number of service members with connections to Maine who have lost their lives in combat since the beginning of the war on terror in 2001."

MENG and Pejepscot Historical Society Flag Ceremony

From the Maine National Guard Facebook page: "In a formal ceremony on September 16th, 2015 at the Cultural Building in Augusta, the Maine State Select Honor Guard oversaw a replica 1860 garrison flag returned to its owner, the Pejepscot Historical Society. The ceremony symbolized the return 150 years ago of Maine soldiers from the Civil War, when they would present their colors to the Adjutant General. The flag was commissioned to honor Joshua Chamberlain's posting of it in his Brunswick residence. The event was to pay proper respect to the flag, and to serve as a reminder that when Maine soldiers came home, it was a formal occasion. The Hall of Flags in the Capitol began as a result of this kind of ceremony (U.S. Army National Guard photo by SFC Pete Morrison)."

133rd EN BN HHC Chamberlain 8K Road March

From the 133rd Engineer Battalion Facebook page: "HHC 133 Engineer Battalion conducted an 8k road march [on June 18th, 2015], pausing briefly at the statue of Joshua Chamberlain to reflect on the amazing military and civilian life he led. Joshua Chamberlain, a Medal of Honor winner, commanded the 20th Maine Infantry and later served as the Governor of Maine."

2015 National Guard Annual Trainings

From the 101st Air Refueling Wing Facebook page: "United States Air Force Security Forces enlisted personnel from the 101st Air Refueling Wing take a break for some group shots during annual training, Jun 9, 2015 (Maine Air National Guard photos by Staff Sgt. Travis Hill/Released)."

2015 MMCN Conference a Success

Col. Andrew Gibson (left), a Maine Army National Guard chaplain, and Sgt. 1st Class Nathaniel Grace (right), community liaison for the Maine Military Community Network, hands a Maine veteran-made cane to Dr. Jonathan Shaw, a Department of Veterans Affairs psychologist who specializes in combat trauma, on [May 13th, 2015] in Orono.

Read more at the Bangor Daily News here.

133rd Moves into new Brunswick AFRC

133rd at Brunswick AFRC

From the 133rd EN BN HHC Facebook Page: "We are lucky to be the first of many generations of Engineers to occupy this beautiful facility. Many thanks to all the people who made this building possible."

Blaine House Tea and Recognition Ceremony for 2014 Christmas Across Maine Sponsors

Tea with the First Lady

See more photos from this great event on our MaineMFAC Facebook page!

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