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Governor Concerned for Maine Air National Guard 101st Air Refueling Wing 

Governor Baldacci’s office says the governor is concerned that orders for the Maine Air National Guard’s 101st air refueling wing in Bangor have not been extended for a full year yet.The governor’s spokesman David Farmer says federal funding for the base was set to expire Thursday, but an extension has been granted until the end of the month.He says the governor is concerned because it’s important work that needs to continue.Lieutenant Colonel Debbie Kelley of the Maine Air National Guard says it’s not unusual for orders to be extended in segments, eventually being granted for a full year.Kelley says they don’t see the mission ending. She says they do care about the 150 service men and women involved and hope to notify them of any extension in a timely manner.