AUGUSTA — Maine Gov. Paul LePage has welcomed home 75 members of the Maine National Guard who’ve been deployed to Kuwait.

The 126th Aviation Unit’s Charlie Company served a year as a medevac helicopter unit. During the time, the unit flew more than 1,200 sorties and completed 43 missions.

Search photos available for purchase: Photo Store →

LePage told the personnel on Friday that “Maine is proud of you.”

Charlie Company was last deployed in 2009 to Kuwait and southern Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.