Travis Air Force Base is a United States Air Force air base located in Fairfield, California, in Solano County. It’s approximately halfway between Sacramento and San Francisco, giving it a strategic position in terms of access to major cities and the Pacific.
Named after Brigadier General Robert F. Travis, who died in a B-29 crash on the base in 1950, Travis Air Force Base is home to the 60th Air Mobility Wing, the largest air mobility organization in the Air Force. The 60th is responsible for strategic airlift and aerial refueling missions, as well as aeromedical evacuation to improve the health of wounded service members.
Key aircraft at Travis include the C-5M Super Galaxy, KC-10 Extender, and the C-17 Globemaster III. The base plays a critical role in providing rapid global mobility and logistics for the United States’ military operations.
In addition to its operational role, Travis AFB is a community in its own right. The base features housing, educational facilities, a hospital, and other amenities to support service members, civilian employees, and their families.