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‘Tanks’Giving Food Drive Starts November 4th [VIDEO]

The annual B-98.5 'Tanks'Giving Food Drive is coming up! It will be happening the week of November 4th. We'll be teaming up with the Maine Army National Guard again this year to collect non-perishable food for the Salvation Army of Augusta and Waterville.

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John Moore, Getty Images
John Moore, Getty Images

Maine Army And Air National Guard Postpone Weekend Drills Due To Federal Shutdown

The Maine Army and Air National Guard have postponed weekend drills. That comes after learning this week that 406 employees have been furloughed due to the federal government shutdown that started on October 1st.

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Captains Matthew and Wendy Morrsion (on the left)
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Augusta Salvation Army Leaders Leaving For Pennsylvania

Captains Michael and Wendy Morrison will be leaving the Augusta Salvation Army next month to move to Pennsylvania. The Morrisons have been in Augusta for four years. Karen and David Dickson will be leaving their positions as directors of the Salvation Army in Waterville to take a similar posts in Augusta.

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Photo from Facebook

Maine Army National Guard Troops Coming Home

Members from the 126th Aviation Medevac Unit of the Maine Army National Guard will be returning to Maine this afternoon after a year-long deployment to Kuwait. The 126th landed at Fort Hood in Texas on Wednesday and will be back in Bangor this afternoon.

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Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images
Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images

Maine Army National Guard Leader Lt.Col. Michael J. Backus Dies At Camp Keyes

Shock and sadness overspread Camp Keyes in Augusta this week with the unexpected passing of longtime Maine Army National Guard leader, Lt. Col. Michael J. Backus of Wilton. Backus died unexpectedly on Monday while performing duties at Camp Keyes.

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A Big TANKsgiving Thank You to All

We have been writing a lot about our 13th annual 'TANKsgiving Food Drive' but I want to take a minute to thank the Maine Army National Guard, especially the 152nd Maintenance Division, for all their help and service during the week of collecting food. The men and women of the 152nd have volunteered their ti

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TANKSgiving 2012
TANKSgiving 2012

Behind the Scenes at B98.5′s 13th Annual ‘TANKSgiving Food Drive’ [PICTURES] [VIDEO]

THANK YOU! Thanks again this year for your wonderful support of B98.5′s 13th Annual “TANKS”giving Food Drive. After a long 98.5 hours, it was worth it. You have helped to donate 7 tons of food and about $3,700. That will go along way to feeding the hungry in central Maine. It's very much appreciated by the Augusta Salvation Army & the Waterville Salvation Army and many are food banks.

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B98.5′s 13th Annual TANKSgiving Food Drive – Day 4 [Video]

Day 4...Last full day...We're getting down to it. Please, please join me for B98.5′s 13th Annual “TANKS”giving Food Drive. We wrap it our 98.5 hours tomorrow morning. Come see me at the TANK on top of the hill at Camp Keyes, just off Western Avenue in Augusta. Thanks to you, “TANKS”giving has become one of New England’s largest food drives.

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'Tanks'giving 2011
'Tanks'giving 2011

B98.5′s 13th Annual TANKSgiving Food Drive – Day 3 [Video]

Day 3 is well underway...Join me for B98.5′s 13th Annual “TANKS”giving Food Drive right through Friday (November 9th,) at the TANK on top of the hill at Camp Keyes, just off Western Avenue in Augusta. Thanks to you, “TANKS”giving has become one of New England’s largest food drives.

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B98.5′s 13th Annual TANKSgiving Food Drive – Day 2 [Video]

Day 2...Sorry about the audio quality, but man it's windy on top of the hill!

Day 2 is well underway...Join me for B98.5′s 13th Annual “TANKS”giving Food Drive, Today through Friday (November 5th-9th,) at the TANK on top of the hill at Camp Keyes, just off Western Avenue in Augusta. Thanks to you, “TANKS”giving has become one of New England’s largest food drives.

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