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A Mixed Bag

28 galleries with 1762 photos

Updated: Oct 15, 2013 7:59am PST

Troop Pictures 2013

2 galleries with 168 photos

Updated: Jul 28, 2013 12:35pm PST

Fallen Heroes

1 gallery with 16 photos

Updated: May 27, 2013 6:06am PST

Troop Pictures 2011

1 gallery with 194 photos

Updated: Oct 17, 2011 8:59am PST

Troop Pictures 2010

32 galleries with 2435 photos

Updated: Nov 01, 2010 8:00am PST

Those Fabulous Folks and Their Flying Machines

16 galleries with 720 photos

Updated: Jul 08, 2010 8:05am PST

America Supports Her Troops

4 galleries with 150 photos

Updated: Jun 25, 2010 9:08pm PST

Troop Support in Texas

2 galleries with 78 photos

Updated: Feb 02, 2010 8:29pm PST

Troop Pictures 2009

135 galleries with 26115 photos

Updated: Jan 23, 2010 11:07am PST

Our Wounded Heroes

2 galleries with 205 photos

Updated: Jan 14, 2010 10:13pm PST

Vietnam Veterans of America

2 galleries with 127 photos

Updated: Dec 03, 2009 8:31pm PST

Other

1 gallery with 0 photos

Updated: Nov 24, 2009 2:13pm PST

Honoring Our Veterans

1 gallery with 168 photos

Updated: Nov 11, 2009 4:14pm PST

Troop Pictures 2005

1 gallery with 151 photos

Updated: Oct 22, 2009 9:39am PST

Troop Pictures 2004

16 galleries with 1159 photos

Updated: Sep 19, 2009 6:02pm PST

Combat & Support Canines

1 gallery with 186 photos

Updated: Aug 13, 2009 9:59pm PST

Letters

1 gallery with 1 photo

Updated: May 07, 2009 9:12am PST

Troop Pictures 2008

151 galleries with 31646 photos

Updated: Sep 15, 2008 8:57am PST

Troop Pictures 2006-2007

349 galleries with 89541 photos

Updated: Dec 30, 2007 3:13pm PST

Your Bio

WELCOME TO MAINETROOPGREETERS .COM

… to the oldest and most widely recognized website and picture portal for the troops who have transited through Bangor, Maine. The website http://WWW.MAINETROOPGREETERS.COM and this picture portal are dedicated to each of these troops and to their family members and friends. It received over 76 million "hits" in a little over two years.



Our guiding principle ... Above all else, “How does it benefit the troops?”


WHO’S WHO?
A brief explanation of each group follows.

MAINETROOPGREETERS .COM

MAINETROOPGREETERS .COM became a domestic non-profit in 2005 for the purpose of assisting our troops in areas not being served by the local greeters program. Some members of MAINETROOPGREETERS.COM are troop greeters who wished to offer a handshake and snack to those military personnel transiting BIA and then go a step beyond by offering something for the family and friends of these troops. This is mainly accomplished by taking and publishing their troop’s picture on this picture portal. Printing costs for the business cards used to inform troops where they can locate their pictures as well as the costs associated with maintaining WWW.MAINETROOPGREETERS. COM are currently paid for out-of-pocket or through donations when available. 100% of the funds received are used for Troop Support. There are times when MAINETROOPGREETERS .COM assists other worthwhile groups who have established programs which serve our deployed troops.

PROJECTS:

MAINETROOPGREETERS .COM has purchased individual 3’ X 5’ embroidered nylon flags for distribution to various units stationed in the Middle East. The Senior NCO presents these flags to individual troops demonstrating outstanding performance of their duties below the level of formal commendations. Units passing through Bangor may request participation in this program by writing to mtglegion@Yahoo.com. The 'Troop Video' and many of the musical videos on this website were created by the Webmaster. Videos of troops arriving at BIA were recorded and edited by a greeter/member of MAINETROOPGREETERS .COM. We are all volunteers for MAINETROOPGREETERS .COM and are happy to utilize our personal equipment, i.e., cameras, computers, printers, etc., to accomplish our mission. Items purchased through MAINETROOPGREETERS .COM for our troops include the flags, small toy items for troops to distribute to the children in Iraq and Afghanistan, books, school supplies, candy, Christmas/holiday items or other amenities that have been requested by the troops, family members or friends.

PAYPAL is available on the home page of our website at http://WWW.MAINETROOPGREETERS.COM

Email us at: mtglegion@Yahoo.com

Snail Mail:

Mainetroopgreeters.com
27 Clark Falls Rd.
Orrington, Maine 04474


FREEPORT FLAG LADIES

Figuring prominently at many troop flights transiting BIA are the Freeport Flag Ladies. Each Tuesday morning you will find this trio of women standing on Main Street in Freeport, ME “wearing our country’s colors and waving the American flag”. They were ‘on the hill’ on Main Street without fail every day during the declared Iraq War. Whenever possible the Freeport Flag Ladies make the long drive to Bangor International Airport or to Pease International Airport in New Hampshire to meet troop flights. Depending on road conditions these trips can take from two to three hours each way. These ladies have taken thousands of pictures of the troops which can be found on their website http://www.freeportflagladies.com.

The Freeport Flag Ladies are always on the lookout for interesting toys, games, and magazines along with nutritious and tasty foods to include in the packages they mail weekly to the troops. Neck pillows for wounded troops are shipped along with shorts, flip flops and shirts. Everything these ladies do is paid for out-of-pocket or with an occasional donation. This requires them to devote a great deal of time to fundraising along with purchasing, packing and shipping items. A network of chaplains, other military personnel, family assistance programs, and family members, among others, provide contacts for their work.

If you wish to donate to this group please visit their website and use the Paypal button located there or make checks payable to “Freeport Flag Ladies/Elaine Greene” and mail to:

Freeport Flag Ladies
17 School Street
Freeport, ME 04032


THE MAINE TROOP GREETERS

The Maine Troop Greeters organization formed in late 2008 and is located at Bangor International Airport. This is not a new group of volunteers. Known predominantly as the Bangor Troop Greeters, this group simply established a formal organization and adopted the name Maine Troop Greeters which is the same name we gave our website in 2003. We remain, as always, two completely separate and independent organizations. When notified of military flights arriving at BIA members meet and greet the troops and have done so for many years.

Donations received by this group are applied to the purchase of convenience items, along with snack and candy items that have been determined appropriate for distribution to the troops transiting BIA. Greeters are very grateful to Verizon, (formerly Unicel) and US Cellular for donating the use of cell phones and airtime for troop use.


MUSIC/VIDEOS

Be sure to check out the Music/Videos honoring our military located at http://WWW.MAINETROOPGREETERS.COM

Don't miss "Daddy, Where You Going?" performed by then 8-year-old Brian Wardwell.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luLhwqXk1N4

Be sure to watch "Daddy, Where You Going?" Six Years Later
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaxybbCzvcA

Another original song by Brian: "The Military Man"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wkzRwQw4c4

Brian sings, "If You're Reading This" by Tim McGraw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjH8Cf41uqw


SMUGMUG ALBUM
If you decide to make your own SmugMug album please go to this address: http://www.smugmug.com/?referrer=x5T8pBBDP8u6E

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