Air Force supports repatriation efforts at Travis AFB
60th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs
/ Published February 01, 2020
TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --
At the direction of the Secretary of Defense, Travis Air Force Base is one of four bases that has been hand-selected to assist the Department of Health and Human Services for housing individuals traveling overseas due to the novel coronavirus. HHS officials requested DOD installations to provide several facilities capable of housing at least 250 people in individual rooms through Feb. 29, 2020.
At this time, Travis Air Force Base will only provide housing support, while HHS will be responsible for all care, transportation, and security of the evacuees. Travis Airmen and personnel will not be directly in contact with the evacuees and evacuees will not have access to any base location other than their assigned housing.
Our Travis leadership’s primary responsibility is the safety of our force, our families and our base communities. This is an evolving situation, and we will continue to provide information to our Team Travis family and community as it’s available.