AUGUSTA (AP) – Some 570 Maine Army National Guard soldiers have been notified they may be called up for at least a year of active duty.

Both the 240th Engineering Group out of Augusta and the 133rd Engineer Battalion out of Gardiner are on a list of units that could be called up any day, Maj. Pete Rogers said.

The soldiers could be assigned to any post in the world, including Iraq. The engineering units specialize in rebuilding roads, bridges, airfields and buildings.

If started the soldiers would initially spend a year at their assignment, but the President can lengthen that to two years.

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