A Maine Army National Guard unit will not be deployed to Kuwait after all.
The Skowhegan based 136th Engineering Company was planning to deploy next spring, but it has now been canceled.
That’s because the company is part of the transition to an infantry unit which will be happening around that time.
That transition was also at the center of controversy that led to this weeks firing of the head of the Maine Army National Guard after the Governor said Adjutant General James Campbell wasn’t being forthright about the plans.
The Governor is now vowing to keep the engineering battalion in maine.
He’ll meet with Brigadier General Gerard Bolduc next week to discuss whether they can make that happen.