The Maine Army National Guard is having a hard time getting new recruits to join the service. It’s not that 17 to 24 year olds don’t want to join but the lack the proper education or police records or not being able to meet physical standards are keeping them out.
U.S. Navy Captain and NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy was appointed chief of the Astronauts Office in July 2015. Cassidy is a graduate of York High School in Maine. He is also a member of the U.S. Navy Seals and won two bronze stars for combat leadership in Afghanistan.