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  • DoD Releases 2020 CONUS COLA Rates

    The Defense Department released today the 2020 Continental United States (CONUS) Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) rates, which take effect Jan. 1, 2020. In 2020, the total number of service members receiving CONUS COLA will decline by 2,600.
  • Home is closer than you think: Travis rolls out Adopt-an-Airman program

    To some, the holiday season looks something like a Norman Rockwell painting: a big dinner table filled with family, cozying up with cocoa by a fire, enjoying games and conversation with loved ones. However, for those in uniform, the holidays are often anything but traditional. Between changes of duty station, travel to temporary duties and deployments, making it home to celebrate the season is never guaranteed. Fortunately, for Airmen at Travis, there is a program that offers them a chance to spend time with ‘family’, even while they are away from home, the Adopt-an-Airman program.
  • 2019 HCC tours MSG

    Travis AFB’s honorary commanders program allows base leadership to develop relationships with local, civic and business leaders, foster civic appreciation of the Air Force mission and its Airmen, maximize opportunities to share the Air Force story with new stewards and to communicate mutual interest, challenges and concerns that senior leaders and civilian stakeholders have in common.
  • Warrior of the Week: Airman 1st Class Denay Young

    The Warrior of the Week program recognizes outstanding Airmen who have made significant contributions to their unit.
  • Wing Leadership Rounds

    Col. Jeffrey Nelson, left, 60th Air Mobility Wing commander, toured the International Treaty Compliance Office as part of the Leadership Rounds, a program that allows base leadership to connect with personnel and gain a more in-depth understanding of each section on base.
  • Japanese Surgeon General visits Travis

    All the bells and whistles of the U.S. west coast mobility mission were on full display during a visit from Japanese Maj. Gen. Shinya Bekku, Japanese Air Self-Defense Force Surgeon General, Dec. 9, 2019, at Travis Air Force Base, California.
  • Warrior of the Week: Airman 1st Class Michael Bucholz

    The Warrior of the Week program recognizes outstanding Airmen who have made significant contributions to their unit.
  • Passenger Terminal enables multiple missions

    “Air Mobility Command passengers with confirmed boarding passes for flight number A6B7 destined to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, please proceed to gate No. 2 for the final processing of your flight,” said Senior Airman Ashley Twitchell, 60 Aerial Port Squadron air transportation journeyman, on the overhead speaker inside the Travis AFB terminal.
  • CSAF makes stop at Travis

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein made a brief stop at Travis Air Force Base, California, to refuel his assigned passenger aircraft and meet with base leadership to discuss issues affecting Travis Airmen and families.
  • TRICARE open enrollment available until December 9

    Each fall, TRICARE Open Season allows you to enroll in or change your TRICARE Prime or TRICARE Select plan for the next year. Now is the time to request a Primary Care Manager at David Grant USAF Medical Center with TRICARE Prime.
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#TeamTravis, as we enter wildfire season you may have seen news reports about PG&E Public Safety Shutoffs. Public Safety Shutoffs are preemptive/deliberate power outages during high heat, low humidity and high wind periods where the fire risk due to a downed power line is high. Currently, Travis AFB has been categorized as a Tier 1 fire risk, which is the most unlikely tier to be de-energized due to fire risk and we are currently NOT expecting to be affected by a public safety power shutoff. Should we receive a notification from PG&E of a public safety power shutoff we will provide notifications via AdHoc (PLEASE make sure you've updated your information on the new system) and Balfour Beatty's "One Call Now" service. Informally, we will also post our Facebook and Twitter (@Travis60AMW) feeds. Thank you and #NoBounds!
"It hasn’t always been this easy. I grew up in small-town east Texas and enlisted in the United States Air Force when Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT) was alive and well. For many years, I experienced a great deal of societal pressure to quell a fundamental part of myself in order to succeed. As a young Airman, I never felt completely relaxed, almost as if I had to keep looking over my shoulder, and the paranoia of losing my career–my livelihood–prohibited me from fully engaging with my new Air Force family. I don’t need to tell you about how deeply loneliness and feelings of alienation can affect a person. It ultimately led me to self-report suicidal ideations because I couldn’t find a way to reconcile being a service member and being gay. If it wasn’t for the few allies who believed I belonged in the our Air Force, despite my identity, I’m not sure where I’d be. Those leaders carried me through my turbulent, formative years until I was able to finally breathe. Though throughout that time I made my fair share of mistakes, and certainly gave my supervisor some unique challenges, I was gifted with the opportunity to show the Air Force my cards as an 11-month formal investigation into my sexual identity was terminated following the complete repeal of DADT. On September 20, 2011, I skipped throughout my building high-fiving everyone I saw without saying a word as to why. I have been high-fiving as many Airmen I can every September 20th since then. It’s my own special holiday. I had won… but what was I to do with myself now? The universe had given me a chance to become a whole new Airman and I decided that I wasn’t going to waste it. Since then, I’ve strived to be the best Airman I can be. I volunteered to serve as a Military Training Instructor, I’ve helped organize several military Pride month events, and I’ve sincerely tried to live up to our Core Values. The freedom to be who I am has given me the freedom to fly, fight, and win. I will never forget, nor be able to completely thank, all of the people who helped get me here. However, more importantly, I will never stop advocating for the importance of diversity and acceptance in our Air Force because I know what both sides of that spectrum can do to a person. Pride month isn’t about celebrating individual preferences. It’s about celebrating inclusiveness and how when we practice it, it makes us all better versions of ourselves. We are a mightier Air Force when we show our Pride." —Tech. Sgt. Shannon Ouimet-Amaro, 60th Air Mobility Wing executive assistant to the command chief #HumansOfTravis #LoveIsLove #Pride2019 #🏳️‍🌈
Travis leadership: Happy #NationalDoughnutDay, #TeamTravis! Can't wait to finally have that Dunkin' on base, huh? The rest of base:
Martinez-native Jake Larson was only 21 when he stormed Omaha Beach on #DDay. Back then, his unit had a motto: “To the last man.” Now, 75 years later, Jake is the last man—the last surviving member of that unit, and if becoming so has passed to him a single nugget of wisdom, it’s this: “Freedom isn’t free.” Read more about Jake’s revisiting of Omaha Beach in the article below.
The events of #DDay were a testament to the strength and resolve of this nation. For those who survived the invasion, Omaha Beach represents both a reminder of those they’ve lost and a promise to preserve their memory. With the help of virtual reality, join them as they recount the events of that fateful day. #BecauseOfThem
75 years ago, the U.S. military, along with other Allied nations, enacted one of the most ambitious amphibian assaults in history. Today, we celebrate the courage and sacrifice of the service members who invaded Normandy on #DDay, and whose actions still stand as one of the most impressive rebukes of evil in human memory. #BecauseOfThem
Sometimes the best part of the #TravisLife is what's (literally) beneath our feet! #NorthernCalifornia has a brilliant assortment of wildlife and flora—even right in your front yard. What makes the #TravisLife sweet for you? Show us in the comments!
A lot of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) readiness exercises start with a single "what if" question. In the case of #NorthernEdge, that question was "What if the Indo-Pacific were to suffer a crisis?" The answer involves about 10 million pounds of fuel 😳 Read more about it below!
Rapid global mobility wouldn't happen without these beautiful #TTails or the maintainers and crew that keep them in the air. Happy #TTailTuesday, Team Travis. #NoBounds #ProudToBeAMC #TeamTravis #FindAWayOrMakeOne #MilitaryLife #AirForce #Maintainer
A lot of things can fit into a C-5M Super Galaxy! That's why when Los Angeles Air Force Base, Home of Space and Missile Systems Center asked us if we could load the latest Advanced Extremely High Frequency - 5 satellite, we gladly obliged and shot this cool timelapse. #NoBounds For more info on the AEHF system, visit: https://www.afspc.af.mil/About-Us/Fact-Sheets/Display/Article/249024/advanced-extremely-high-frequency-system/ NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Happy Birthday to the man, the myth, the legend... Clint Eastwood turns 89 today! He served in the U.S. Army and at 21 years old he had a brush with death when the plane he was on went down off the California coast near Point Reyes National Seashore. Eastwood and the Captain made it the two to three miles to shore after the U.S. Navy AD-1 Skyraider crashed into the ocean.
#CaptionThis! From Military Fresh Network
#tbt to May 2014 when Travis got its first introduction to FRED. #DidYouKnow the cargo compartment of the C-5M is big enough to fit an eight-lane bowling alley? #TheMoreYouKnow #BougieButNotThatBougie #NoBounds
🎶 We just took a DNA test turns out we're 100%... America's finest mobility force 🎶 We can't carry as good a tune as Lizzo, but we can for sure carry whatever payload is needed at a moment's notice. #GoodAsHell #NoBounds
“Hopping.” It’s what bunnies do. Or, if you’re an enterprising DoD card-holder with aspirations of travel, it can be your way of checking out some of the world’s best vacation hotspots...for FREE! Check out the video below for some “hopping” pointers.
Exciting new changes are taking place within Phoenix Horizon, AMC's company grade officer leadership and force development program. Click on the link below to find out more. https://www.amc.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1855452/amc-expands-junior-officer-force-development-program/fbclid/IwAR3L-VFvea218JaNQRsvwyQ3SwabuUesjhCoDRLNgDoiqwqXgKAvqW7N3Ww/
"Hate to see you go, but love to watch you leave." Today's #TTailTuesday is brought to you by these couple of outbound beauties. Show us your favorite T-tail photo in the comments! #NoBounds #ProudToBeAMC #LookingGood
Are you doing the #MurphChallenge today? Named for Lt. Michael Murphy who gave his life in the performance of his duties in Afghanistan, the “Murph” stands as the definitive physical tribute to those who’ve fought and died for our freedom here and overseas. If you are, comment the name of who you’re remembering this Memorial Day. #RememberTheFallen
As Memorial Day weekend begins, enjoy the cookouts, relaxation and hanging with family and friends, but be sure to take time to remember the heroes who paid the ultimate sacrifice to make the moments we enjoy this weekend possible. #WeRemember #NeverForget
When we’re foot-stomping the same stuff we were foot-stomping seven years ago, you know it’s real. Today’s #fbf reminds you to hydrate, especially during these critical days of Summer. Check out the article for more tips on staying cool ahead of this season’s rising temperatures. #HydrateOrDie #TeamTravis
"What is now proved was once only imagined." - William Blake Is there something in your work center, squadron or… https://t.co/Ka2FO5Fb8b
Serving locally, engaging globally! #NoBounds https://t.co/hnamI1rXLq
Nothing says first class service like seeing the 60th AMW on your tanker's boom. Here is a #ThirstyThursday shout o… https://t.co/smp9tT8CtR
#TeamTravis UPDATE: The Main Gate is now open and has resumed normal operations.
The Travis main gate is currently closed due to a major vehicle accident. An estimated time for reopening is undete… https://t.co/fV4OuA6vAD
#TeamTravis Beginning Jan. 1 qualified veterans and caregivers will be able to register for base access at the Tra… https://t.co/TIF2x6kcst
President Donald J. Trump issued an executive order yesterday granting *most* federal employees Christmas Eve off.… https://t.co/RfRpeYueb2
It's no #TTail, but there was no way we were gonna let #WrightBrothersDay pass without sending some love to the OGs… https://t.co/AFJigIZj1V
#DidYouKnow the United States Air Force has a total fleet of 52 C-5M Super Galaxies? The M series of C-5s were part… https://t.co/8zeefKvpa6
RT @cmsaf18: “A date which will live in infamy.” #PearlHarborRemembranceDay https://t.co/pSjyfqQMfQ
RT @usairforce: .@Travis60AMW contingency response #Airmen deliver agile mobility expertise during exercise Green Flag Little Rock @FortPol
#TeamTravis it’s easy for you to keep the holiday season alive this month—even for those who are away from family!… https://t.co/OhWHTACMq9
To all of #TeamTravis near and far, we hope you have a happy Thanksgiving! #homeandaway #NoBounds #family https://t.co/jKbURKiPQ5
#TeamTravis UPDATE continued: Please be patient during this time. For civilian employees unable to work due to… https://t.co/wbV5UDBJTk
#TeamTravis UPDATE: Power has been restored to Travis AFB. Due to the power outage, services at some facilities ma… https://t.co/3M8hMHX7GU
Update: Travis AFB power outage The 60 CES is continuing to work with PG&E to restore power. We expect power to… https://t.co/pUQuZhx6iv
Power Outage Travis AFB is experiencing a power outage. The North Gate will remain closed until the power has be… https://t.co/O5t65rSJQY
Now *that* is a payload 😂#HappyFriday, Team Travis! https://t.co/et5oFW0U3N