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Air Force Gala: September 21

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A legacy of american power

The year 2018 marks the 75th anniversary of Travis Air Force Base. To commemorate this once-in-a-lifetime milestone, the 60th Air Mobility Wing and its partner units intend for a year-long celebration across Northern California to tell the Travis story. 

For the past 75 years, Travis Air Force Base has been a focal point for the world as a power projection platform, a means to deliver hope, and a mission fueled by community support.

Although Travis is now home to the largest airlift organization in the Air Force, it began as Fairfield-Suisun Army Air Base, an isolated airstrip set in the middle of a wind-swept prairie during World War II.

The first runway and temporary buildings were constructed in the summer of 1942. Shortly after, the base's potential as a major aerial port and supply transfer point for the Pacific theater led the Army Air Corps to assign it to the newly-designated Air Transport Command. The base finally opened on June 1, 1943, with a primary mission of preparing and ferrying military aircraft for the Pacific war zone.

Travis Air Force Base is named in honor of Brigadier General Robert F. Travis, who was killed when his B-29 crashed on the installation August 5, 1950. 

Continuing its tradition as a major strategic logistics hub for the Pacific, Travis Air Force Base has become an integral part of global power projection for the total force.

2018: Travis afb's 75th anniversary

Media

Travis Air Force Base will offer a number of specific opportunities for media throught the year in line with 75th anniversary events.

For media queries, please contact
Staff Sgt. Amber Carter, amber.carter.3@us.af.mil
or Airman 1st Class Christian Conrad, christian.conrad@us.af.mil.