Maine Troop Greeters
Bangor International Airport is our nation's main departure and arrival point for troops serving our country around the world. Troops are given heart-felt welcomes and good-bys at Bangor, by a steadfast group of Troop Greeters and others.
The "original" Troop Greeters began greeting the troops returning from Operation Desert Storm.
The Troop Greeters at the Bangor International Airport come in at all hours of the day or night to welcome soldiers home from Iraq and Afghanistan. Since May 2003 and the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom, the Maine Troop Greeters have greeted more than 4000 flights and over 800,000 soldiers.
There have been numerous requests to greet the returning troops. To best accommodate the welcoming public, all troop greetings will be coordinated through a joint effort between the airport, the Maine Troop Greeters and the various Veterans and Civic organizations.
Please check www.themainetroopgreeters.com for further information and photos of our troops or contact your Veterans Association. Visit "The Way We Get By" at: http://www.thewaywegetbymovie.com/