AUGUSTA, Maine — The Meritorious Unit Commendation is a unit award of the United States military which is awarded to any military command that displays exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding service, heroic deeds, or valorous actions.
The 488th Military Police Company deployed in September 2012 to Bagram Airfield Base, Afghanistan, in support of Operating Enduring Freedom. There they conducted Base Defense Operations and mentoring of Afghan National Army soldiers on critical site security in Regional Command East, Afghanistan, until June 2013.
During the year-long deployment, the units worked directly with Afghan National Army detention command, and conducted extensive security force assistance to train, advise and assist their Afghan counterparts.
The presentation will take place at 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, at the Waterville Armory, 74 Drummond Ave., Waterville.