Maine troops home from Afghanistan being honored

Posted March 07, 2009, at 1:12 p.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — Eighteen Maine Army National Guard troops are being honored in Augusta after their return home after a year of duty in Afghanistan.

The Freedom Salute Ceremony is being held Saturday at the Togus Veterans Administration Center.

The soldiers in the Embedded Training Team served as mentors to Afghan army and law enforcement units, which participated in combat operations against Taliban and al-Qaida forces.