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  • 3-on-3 basketball brings out the bold

    They competed for glory, honor and a six-inch tall plastic trophy. The 3-on-3 basketball tournament at the Travis Fitness Center was a lightening rod for the bold, the brash and the band. Fourteen teams from across the base took part in the “March Madness” style tournament March 17. The first and second place winners earned trophies and commanders’
  • 3 Airmen from 60th OSS recognized by Women’s History Month Committee

    Three female Airmen from the 60th Operations Support Squadron’s airfield operations flight are highlighted this week in honor of Women’s History Month. Staff Sgt. Ashley Colvin, Senior Airman Romona Phillips and Senior Airman Elida Bermudez are controllers in the Radar Approach Control and Tower facilities. They recently participated in rigorous
  • 12 reasons to develop eating routine

    In honor of National Nutrition Month, the nutritional medicine flight and the high blood pressure, obesity, lipidemia, diabetes, stress and smoking programs at the David Grant USAF Medical Center are providing Travis members with 12 reasons why developing a regular eating routine is important for maintaining a healthy lifestyle: 1. Food is
  • 21st Airlift Squadron flies final mission

    The 21st Airlift Squadron completed its final operational C-5 mission after touching down at Travis March 13. The mission, with a crew of 11 on board, left Travis March 5 for an around-the-world flight. The 21st AS will officially make the transition to a C-17 Globemaster III squadron April 3. The mission began with a trip to Charleston Air Force
  • AFAF fundraising campaign begins

    Today marks the beginning of the annual Air Force Assistance Fund campaign, the only fundraiser for charitable organizations established to support Air Force personnel and their families. The campaign runs for six weeks and ends May 4. This single campaign supports four separate organizations. They provide housing and financial aid not only to
  • Commanders’ support vital to OPSEC

    Operations Security or OPSEC focuses on detectable activities that could be gained and exploited by an adversary to reveal specific facts surrounding sensitive operations. Although OPSEC focuses mainly on the unclassified aspects of performing our day-to- day operations, an astute adversary could, with relative ease, piece together enough facts of
  • National Nutrition Month brings health issues into light

    As National Nutrition Month continues, many Travis members have probably asked themselves, “Am I in good health?” The month of March brings health concerns into the light. Treat your taste buds Treat your taste buds — you decide how much and how often. Choose foods sensibly by looking at the big picture. It’s what you eat over several days, not
  • DGMC’s “Top Dogs” get grant for CAT program

    The Travis chapter of Paws for Healing, Inc., has received a $3,000 grant from the Dey Solano Giving Fund of the Solano Community Foundation for David Grant USAF Medical Center’s Canine Assisted Therapy program. “We are delighted to enclose our grant … to be used for PFH’s Travis program and operations,” stated Ms. Stephanie Wolf, president and CEO
  • Commanders drive final rivets into Travis C-17

    Commanders from Travis got the honor of driving the final rivets into the base’s new C-17 Globemaster III jet transport during a ceremony at the Boeing plant in Long Beach, Calif., March 17. Brig. Gen. Thomas Gisler Jr., 349th Air Mobility Wing commander, and Col. Timothy Zadalis, 60th AMW vice commander, traveled with approximately 70 base
  • WWII veteran receives belated Purple Heart

    March 21 was a special day for one Airman. It was the day that he received his Purple Heart Medal. It was a proud day, and a long overdue one at that. Mr. Leo Bach received his medal after suffering injuries to his right leg and back after bailing out of his B-17 nearly 62 years ago. Mr. Bach, then a 24-year-old first lieutenant bombardier in the
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