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60th Air Mobility Wing

60th Air Mobility Wing

60th Air Mobility Wing


The 60th Air Mobility Wing is the largest air mobility organization in terms of personnel in the Air Force with a versatile all-jet fleet of C-5M Super Galaxy and C-17 Globemaster III cargo aircraft and KC-10 Extender refueling aircraft. As the host unit of Travis Air Force Base, Calif., the wing controls more than $11 billion in total resources, including 6,455 acres, 403 buildings and about 1,320 military family housing units. It handles more cargo and passengers than any other military air terminal in the United States. Travis is the West Coast terminal for aeromedical evacuation aircraft returning sick or injured patients from the Pacific area.

Part of the Air Mobility Command, the 60th AMW is responsible for strategic airlift and air refueling missions circling the globe. The unit's primary roles are to provide rapid, reliable airlift of American fighting forces anywhere on earth in support of national objectives and to extend the reach of American and allied air power through mid-air refueling. Wing activity is primarily focused in the Pacific and Indian Ocean area, including Alaska and Antarctica. However, the 60th AMW crews can fly support missions anywhere in the world to fulfill its motto of being "America's First Choice" for providing true Global Reach.

The wing maintains a work force of approximately 7,063 active-duty military and 3,268 civilian personnel, including personnel from the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security and Department of Veterans Affairs. In addition, more than 3,078 reservists assigned to the associate 349th AMW combine with their active duty and civilian counterparts to form a fully integrated total force team. The massive Travis work force makes an economic impact in the local community of more than $4.5 million daily.

The 60th AMW is organized into four groups: Operations, Maintenance, Mission Support and Medical. Additionally, the wing commander has the support of 17 staff agencies.

The 60th AMW staff is made up from a variety of functions. These functions include command section administration, legal, plans and programs, safety, command and control, chapel, public affairs, equal opportunity office, protocol, manpower and quality, treaty compliance, history and the museum.

The 60th Operations Group is responsible for four flying squadrons -- the 21st Airlift Squadron which fly the C-17 Globemaster III and 22nd Airlift Squadron which fly the C-5M Super Galaxy, and the 6th and 9th Refueling Squadrons which fly the KC-10 Extender. The 60th Operations Support Squadron handles such functions as weather, airfield management, training and scheduling.

The 60th Maintenance Group meets the responsibility of aircraft maintenance with the 60th Maintenance Squadron, 60th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 660th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 860th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and 60th Aerial Port Squadron.  These five squadrons are comprised of over 2,200 military and civilian personnel. 

The 60th Mission Support Group leads six units and is comprised of more than 1700 civilian and military personnel.  It includes the 60th Civil Engineer Squadron, 60th Logistics Readiness Squadron, 60th Contracting Squadron, 60th Communications Squadron, 60th Security Forces Squadron, the 60th Force Support Squadron, and the 60th Logistics Readiness Squadron. They are responsible for mission readiness, aerial port operations and the day-to-day activities which help Travis run like its own city.

The 60th Medical Group manages DGMC and is composed of seven squadrons: the 60th Aerospace Medicine Squadron, 60th Dental Squadron, 60th Diagnostics and Therapeutics Squadron, 60th Inpatient Squadron, 60th Medical Operations Squadron, 60th Medical Support Squadron and 60th Surgical Operations Squadron.

David Grant USAF Medical Center is a state-of-the-art medical facility that was completed in 1988. The 60th Medical Group at David Grant U.S. Air Force Medical Center is at the forefront of military and regional healthcare facilities. Named after Maj. Gen. (Dr.) David Norvell Walker Grant, the first air surgeon of the U.S. Army Air Corps and U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II, DGMC is the flagship of 75 military treatment facilities in the Air Force Medical Service. It provides a full spectrum of care to a prime service area of more than 130,000 TRICARE eligible patients in the immediate San Francisco-Sacramento vicinity and 500,000 Department of Veterans Affairs Northern California Health Care System patients, covering more than 40,000 square miles and 17 counties. A staff of more than 2,400 military and civilian personnel work at David Grant USAF Medical Center.