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Economic Impact

How large is Travis AFB?

Travis AFB is situated on approximately 6,383 acres located east of Fairfield, Calif. The number of buildings on the base total 1,720, equating to approximately 9,668,509 square feet. Use of these buildings vary: maintenance for aircraft and vehicles, civil engineering, base supply, base housing, administration, communications, David Grant USAF Medical Center, etc.


How many people are assigned to Travis AFB?

Travis' workforce consists of 14,353 military members and civilian employees. There are approximately 7,393 Active Duty personnel stationed at Travis Air Force Base: 7,206 Air Force personnel; 113 Navy personnel; 73 Army personnel; and one Marine Corps personnel. There are also 3,257 Air Force Reserve personnel and 11 Army Reserve personnel stationed at Travis Air Force Base. Travis also employs approximately 3,692 civilian personnel, including personnel from the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security and Department of Veterans Affairs. Civilian employees are divided into six major categories: General Schedule Civil Service employees, Wage Grade employees, Non-Appropriated Fund employees, Commissary employees, contractor and private business personnel. Also assigned are two Royal Air Force members.


What is the economic impact of Travis AFB?

The men and women of Travis Air Force Base pride themselves in being great community partners in Solano County. Our 2014 Economic Impact Analysis provides information on the contribution Travis makes to the local economy.

Travis serves as the largest air mobility organization in terms of personnel in the Air Force with a versatile fleet of C-5 Galaxy, C-17 Globemaster III cargo and KC-10 Extender refueling aircraft. Responsible for strategic airlift and air refueling missions, the unit can fly support missions anywhere in the world, fulfilling its motto of being "America's First Choice" for providing true Global Reach.

Despite tough economic times in 2013, Travis contributed more than $1.6 billion to Solano County in the form of purchases, creating jobs, and procuring services and commodities from local businesses.

Our Airmen and their families take pride in calling Solano County "home."

FY 13 Economic Impact Analysis (EIA)


Appropriated Fund Military:
                       7,200 Active Duty
                       3,096 Reserve     
                       10,296 Total

           Active Duty Dependents: 13,029
           Appropriated Fund Civilians:
                        1,828 General Service

          Other Civilians:1,290

          Total Personnel: 26,443

          Annual Payroll by Classification:

Appropriated Fund Military: $552.7M
          Appropriated Fund Civilians: $155.4M
          NAF Civilians & On-Site Contractors: $50.1M

          Total Payroll: $758,201,325

Expense Report

Commissary/Base Exchange: $156.6M
          Health (Tri-Care): $133.2M
          Temporary Duty (TDY): $18.3M
          Education (TA): $3.7M
          Construction: $98.6M
          Contacts/Procurement: $47.1M
          Other (Materials, Equip. & Sup): $150.9M

          Total Annual Expenditures: $608,322,324

Retiree Presence & Payroll

Military Retirees: 8,256   Payroll: $220.9M
           Civil Service Retirees: 7,239   Payroll: $226.9M

           Total: 15,495    Payroll: $447.8M

Total EIA Estimate

Annual Payroll: $758,201,235
           Annual Expenditures: $608,322,324 
           Estimated Annual Dollar Value of Jobs Created: $252,599,706 

           Total Annual Economic Impact: $1,619123,355