The Maine National Guard is a professional organization of Soldiers and Airmen serving in all of the communities within the state of Maine. The Maine National Guard provides trained units to the nation equipped and ready to defend the United States and its interests all over the globe. Like Maine itself, the Maine National Guard has the distinction of having existed as an organization prior to the existence of the United States itself. Maine was often at the frontlines of American history. Consequently, Maine has developed a population of strong-willed, independent, and innovative men and women. These men and women have always stepped forward to defend home and hearth, from 1642 until this very day. Enlisting in the National Guard means more time at home. Training typically requires one weekend each month, with a two-week training period once each year. Get a degree with money for school, learn job skills that translate to the civilian world, make bonds that last a lifetime and earn pride for life. Contact a recruiter to find more specifics about your opportunities in the Maine National Guard.
Pursuant to authority outlined in the U.S. Code Title 4, Chapter 1, Section 7, the Governor of a State is authorized to proclaim that the National Flag be flown at half-staff. In the event that the flag is lowered, a notice is disseminated from the Governor's Press Office to local media outlets for broadcasts, as well as posted on the Governor's website.
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has established a landing page on CDC.gov with the latest information from CDC and the overarching medical community on COVID-19. The page is currently promoting information on how it spreads, symptoms, prevention and treatment, stigma and COVID-19, what to do if you are sick, and frequently asked questions.
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The Maine CDC will host a COVID-19 media brief Monday-Friday.
Maj. Gen. Douglas A. Farnham assumed his duties as the Adjutant General, Maine National Guard in January 2016 and also serves as Commissioner for the Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management. He is responsible for managing the activities of Maine's Army and Air National Guard, Maine Veterans' Service and Maine Emergency Management Agency.
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Like Maine itself, the Maine Army National Guard has the distinction of having existed as an organization prior to the existence of the United States itself, and yet not as a state until 1820. Its borders beset by the French and their American Indian allies, at odds with its own neighbor of Massachusetts, Maine was often at the frontlines of American history. As a consequence, Maine developed a population of strong-willed, independent, and innovative men and women.
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