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  • Find the awesome

    We all should take moments here and there to reflect on what we do and what other Airmen do each day. Sometimes this is difficult as we all try and slay the alligators closest to the boat—the next mission, the next staff meeting, the next task, the next training event, the next shift, the next patient or even just the next weekend or vacation. As I speed past my first year at Travis, I find it difficult to capture all the awesome things we are doing as a squadron, as a wing and as Team Travis, not because there is no awesomeness, but just the opposite. There is an abundance of awesomeness happening across the base every day. Team Travis Airmen, which includes our civil service civilians, are the professional, educated, motivated, innovative and dedicated Airmen this Air Force needs to take us into the next 70 years and beyond.
  • Commentary: 3lbs, 11oz of Resiliency

    In 2016 my husband and I found out I was pregnant with our second child and we were ecstatic. We had just bought our first home and the age gap between our first and second child would be three years, our "ideal" age gap. It was another girl, which is exactly what we were hoping for. We decided to name her Sadie Jean, after my husband's grandma. We were so excited for her to complete our family. We anxiously awaited her arrival, which was estimated as December 29, 2016. But we were in for a surprise.
  • PME and being your own leader

    I’m going to take on two topics in this week’s editorial: professional military education and leadership. I know, both full articles by their own merit, but let me try to tie them together from my viewpoint.
  • Living out your purpose

    Early and often, I challenge each person, that I have the distinct honor to influence, with this very thought, “What is your purpose?” This may seem like a deep theological question, but is one that we must challenge ourselves with. Finding purpose can be a lifelong expedition. Remarkably, some people know their purpose at an early age and others have yet to consider the question – and that’s ok. Let me encourage you.
  • The sting of regret

    I believe in every person’s life there is a moment (maybe more for others) where we have regret. The Oxford dictionary defines ‘regret’ as a feeling or expression of sorrow, repentance or distress over an action or loss. I guess I’m one of those who would fall under the “more” category. Regret can be expressed positively and doesn’t have to be negative, but if each of us were to seek deep within our souls, the context is usually negative.
  • Quotable leadership

    I’ve had the pleasure of working for a number of Air Mobility Command’s senior leaders in my career, and I’ve always enjoyed hearing their thoughts on leadership. I noticed that most of them had a way of taking complex ideas and boiling them down to a phrase or concept that everyone could easily embrace and rally behind. Over the years, I’ve collected a few quotes that I thought were particularly great and worth sharing.
  • Threatened, endangered species call Travis home

    A form of diversity that you may not even think of is all around you every day at Travis Air Force Base, California… wildlife diversity. Military bases often host a wide array of local wildlife due to the wide-open federally protected spaces often found on these installations. Military bases tend to make good homes for wildlife because people on military bases seldom come into contact with or harass the wildlife present there.
  • Take every opportunity

    As an 18-year-old basic cadet at the Air Force Academy, I had no idea where my Air Force career would take me. Nine years later, I can say it’s taken me across the world a few times and it looks like I’ll be traveling around the world again before Christmas… twice.
  • KC-10 community is family

    I was recently handed assignment orders and few things get me feeling more nostalgic than a permanent change of station. This one feels different though, because I’m at the point in my career where it’s entirely possible that after a decade since my first KC-10 Extender sortie, I will have flown my last mission in “Big Sexy.”
  • The power of pride and professionalism

    Wow! It’s hard to believe two months ago hallmarked my 28th year of faithful service to the U.S. Air Force. Dawning the Air Force uniform every day for that many years kind of makes you think.
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#TeamTravis, As we get closer to tonight’s festivities, what part of the celebration are you most looking forward to? In addition, we’ll also be hosting a bounce house, a beer and wine truck, a hotdog and burger food truck, and an on-site DJ. We will also be allowing families to bring in their own food and water as long as the water is in a clear container. Hope to see you all out there!
#DidYouKnow the United States Air Force has a new Airman Against Drunk Driving app available on the App Store and Google Play? Just another way the U.S. Air Force is committed to #NeverDUI
**Edited for clarification*** #TeamTravis, As weather updates continue to come in, the Intel® Shooting Star Drone Light Show show portion may not happen. As of now, the show is still happening, but we're monitoring tomorrow's weather on a minute-to-minute basis and will continue to update you all as we get closer to the event. No matter what, festivities are a go! Airmen and the public are still invited to celebrate with bouncy houses, food trucks, a DJ, and a rock climbing wall! Below are maps to the parking areas and entrance for the event as well as the event location.
Due to forecasted high winds, the scheduled July 3 rehearsal, which was open to DoD ID Cardholders, has been canceled. Please stay tuned for more updates as we monitor the weather for the 4th of July event.
#Repost Visit Fairfield, California -- "There are no active fires near Travis AFB or Solano County. . . . Good morning friends! Solano County photographer James Guzzo was up early for the sunrise and captured these images from our hills. The smoke cloud you can see is from a fire burning in Yolo County. There are no active fires near Fairfield and Solano County. #VisitFairfieldCA"
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"Anything that is an extension of, what I call, America's power, promise, or ideals, is done through logistics and transportation." --USAF Gen. Darren W. McDew, U.S. Transportation Command commander. Travis #Airmen deliver on that promise...anytime, anywhere. And we're proud it. #NoBounds | #TeamTravis
🎶This is ground control to Major Tom...🎶 Always on the cutting edge, #TeamTravis has recently entered into talks with NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration to establish a research collaboration leading to advances in medical support for deep space missions as well as warfighters. Read more about Travis' potential role in the future of space exploration in the article below. United States Air Force | U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) | Airman Magazine | Air Force Times | AFMS - David Grant USAF Medical Center - 60th Medical Group, Travis AFB | U.S. Military | #NoBounds
Congratulations SMSgt Lucero Stockett, 6th ARS, for being named one of the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2018! It is a honor to call you a member of #TeamTravis!
This 4th of July, #TeamTravis is partnering with Intel to put on a #patriotic light show with the help of more than 500 individual drones. Check out the video below and visit our event page, Travis AFB 4th of July ft. Intel® Shooting Star Drone Light Show, for a taste of what's to come during next week's jaw-dropping spectacle. United States Air Force | U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) | Airman Magazine | United States | Air Force Times | Military.com | #FourthofJuly ***The DoD does not endorse Intel***
Team Travis Defenders teamed up with #SpecialOlympics athletes to run through Travis AFB and Vacaville, California last week for the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run.
A KC-10 crew recetly completed a mission in the pacific refueling fighters supporting Exercise RED FLAG-Alaska and strengthening relationships between the USAF and the Japan Air Self Defense Force. To learn more click on the photos below. #NoBounds | #EngagingGlobally | #GotFuel
Not only is 2018 the 75th anniversary of Travis but also the 9th Air Refueling Squadrons #75thAnniversary. The diverse history of the 9th ARS includes operating in the China-Burma-India Theater of Operations, flying the F-4U Corsair as well as the P-38 Lightning. Click on one of the photos below to see what it means to wear the 9th ARS patch. #GucciPride | #Universal | #Travis75th
This week we salute SrA Steven Fing for being named the #TeamTravis Warrior of the Week. Fing is a Nondestructive Inspection Technician in the 60th MXS. His leadership skills as a shift leader enabled 22 maintenance acts ensuring 620 sorties. #WoW | #Maintenance
#TeamTravis is kind of a big deal in Fairfield, California! On Tuesday during a city council meeting, leadership received a proclamation from the city in honor of celebrating the 75th anniversary of the base. #Servinglocally | #Travis75th
During a recent KC-10 Extender mission, two flying crew chiefs kept the aircraft serviced enabling it to complete a roundtrip journey of more than 9,000 nautical miles and offloaded more than 200,000 pounds of fuel to eight F-15s. #FueltheFight | #RapidGlobalMobility | #NoBounds
The rumors are true! #TeamTravis is celebrating #IndependenceDay with a special light show featuring the Intel Shooting Star Drones. We are opening our gates to the community for this event. Stay tuned for more information! #NoBounds | #PoweredbySpark | #75thAnniversary | AFWERX | Air Mobility Command | Heather Wilson
Gen. Paul J. Selva, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is no stranger to Travis. He has commanded a squadron and a group here in the past. Last Friday #TeamTravis was honored for him to return to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Travis and the 9th ARS. #Travis75th | #NoBounds Check out more images here: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmnD5ga6
#PhoenixSpark, Travis's grassroots innovation program is kindling connections and spreading ideas on their new LinkedIn page! Airmen, community members, and business leaders alike, join the conversation as we deliver tomorrow's tools to the Warfighter today! #PoweredBySpark https://www.linkedin.com/company/travis-afb-phoenix-spark/
#TeamTravis is on the ground in Florida, helping to open @TeamTyndall and bring #relief to the region in the wake o… https://t.co/cEGnT9y9tO
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RT @abc7newsbayarea: Brush fire near Vacaville that caused highway closures grows to 4,000 acres. #BranscombeFire https://t.co/FMIzqA8jh8
RT @CAL_FIRE: CAL FIRE is assisting @SolanoFire with a 4,000 acre fire off of Branscombe Road, south of Hwy 12, Suisun City (Solano County…
This article highlights our abilities to enhance the mission through strategic partnerships. #TeamTravishttps://t.co/3HYVV5X6Pi
"The Phoenix Spark program...now fits into a broader AF-wide push to tap into the ingenuity of our nation's airmen… https://t.co/MA8KD98nnR
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Just because your wounds aren't visible, doesn't mean you aren't battling. #SuicideAwarenessMonth is over, but that… https://t.co/34sgo4l1en
Same-sex couple thankful for changing times https://t.co/PWtORItXTt
AMC promotes combating loneliness https://t.co/Obn930VwVX
Shout-out to #TeamTravis' 60th Civil Engineer Squadron for leading the way during a simulated chemical attack exerc… https://t.co/hRTptyy51L
#TeamTravis, The Hospital Gate is currently closed following a malfunction of the gate barriers. While crews work… https://t.co/3kz90G6UYn