MAINEiacs Get New Wing Commander

The Maine Air National Guard's 101st Air Refueling Wing in Bangor is now under new leadership.

Colonel Doug Farnham was installed as the wing's new Commander at a base ceremony this weekend. 

The wing also received a Meritorious Unit Award, Saturday, for its support of combat operations.

The first U.S. based Guard unit to receive the honor.

Farnham succeeds Colonel John D'errico who will become the Air Guard's next Chief of Staff, based in Augusta.

Farnham, who's been with the Guard for 21 years, is taking charge of nearly 900 people, and 16 units assigned to the 101st.

Erin Thomas


Erin joined the ABC-7 and FOX Bangor news team in February 2012. She was born and raised in Presque Isle, Maine where she attended Presque Isle High School.  While in college Erin interned in the WVII news room before working as a Production Assistant.  In May of 2012, Erin received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Maine, along with a minor in Anthropology.  When she's not out covering local news, Erin enjoys running, skiing, visiting with family and friends, and traveling around this beautiful state.  She is especially interested in outdoor adventure so if you have a story idea, send it her way!

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