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  • Survival equipment shop works hard to ensure many happy landings

    The work can be repetitive and the hours can seem long, but inevitably all efforts could save lives. The 60th Equipment Maintenance Squadron’s Survival Equipment Shop supplies Travis aircraft with reliable, life rafts, life preservers, anti-exposure suits, emergency escape slides, parachutes, personnel restraint harnesses and local manufactured
  • Protocol looking for Airmen

    The 60th Air Mobility Wing protocol office is currently excepting motivated senior airmen through technical sergeants for a one-year assignment. Chosen Airmen will be part of the primary protocol and special projects office for the largest wing in Air Mobility Command. Protocol responsibilities include development and coordination for visiting
  • Last active-duty C-5 co-pilot upgrades to first pilot Feb. 3

    The C-5 co-pilot sits in the left seat of the aircraft preparing for his qualification checkride. He reviews his check list one more time before he begins take-off procedures. He knows that his checkride would determine his destiny – whether he is ready to take the left seat and upgrade to the next level. 1st Lt. Bryan Foley, 22nd Airlift Squadron
  • 15th AMOS opens its “house” to family

    The 15th Air Mobility Operations Squadron opened its doors to family and friends for the squadron’s first open house Feb. 1. Lt. Col. William DeMarco, 15th AMOS commander, wanted the family members to have a better understanding of what their loved ones do on the job, whether on the road or at home. Because of its unique mission, 15th AMOS members
  • Leadership Spouses Focus day gives voice to Travis spouses

    The Leadership Spouses Focus day opened up an avenue of communication between the spouses of senior leadership and commanders Monday. "The goal of the day was to give the leaderships’ spouses an orientation of base programs and information about what services are available to help them help other spouses," said Capt. Chris Hornburg, 60th Air
  • 301st AS certifies aircraft commanders

    The 349th Air Mobility Wing’s conversion to the C-17 Globemaster III took a step forward this past week with the aircraft commander certification of two 301st Airlift Squadron pilots. Majors Karl Goerke and Dennis Wolf were among the first 301st AS pilots to attend initial C-17 training last January. Part of the squadron’s initial cadre, they were
  • 18th AF selects command chief

    Maj. Gen. James Hawkins, 18th Air Force commander, announced Thursday that Chief Master Sergeant Brye McMillon, 60th Air Mobility Wing command chief, has been selected over four possible candidates to be the next 18th Air Force command chief. “I received a phone call from General Hawkins asking if Marie and I would like to come work for him at
  • EOD disarms, disposes UXOs

    A lead Army sergeant brings his convoy to a halt after spotting a suspicious sand-colored box with partially exposed wires on the side of the road. The sergeant makes a call to the Air Force Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit. Travis EOD, winners of the Air Mobility Command Stryzak Award [best EOD flight], handle these calls while deployed as well as
  • DGMC sleep laboratory wakes up to upgrade

    Have you dozed off at work, driven while drowsy or awakened more tired than when you went to bed? Have you ever received comments from your spouse or family members that you snore? If you answered “yes,” you may be among the millions of Americans who suffer from sleep apnea, a highly treatable condition. The cardiopulmonary sleep laboratory at
  • Who is your rep when you need legal advice?

    When Airmen are in trouble and don’t know where to turn, the Area Defense Council provides a port in any legal storm. The ADC has two lawyers available to provide Travis Airmen with legal advice on any topic, ranging from letters of council to Article 15s and even court-martials. “A lot of [Airmen] don’t know they have the right to consult with a
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