MXG at Travis AFB gives COVID-19 Response Team tour

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  • By Nicholas Pilch
  • 60th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – The 60th Maintenance Group hosted a tour of the base’s different airframes for the Travis AFB COVID-19 Response Team to showcase how their efforts and hard work contribute the mission May 26-27, here.

“A lot of the time, our Airmen that work here don’t get a chance to walk around on our aircraft,” said Robert LaPlante, 60th Maintenance Group facilities program manager. “This was something that we, at MXG, wanted to do for them to show gratitude for the mission they support.”

The two-day tour was for Airmen working on the COVID-19 Response Team which provide support in the tents and other COVID-19 facilities at David Grant USAF Medical Center.

“I’ve only been in the Air Force for a year, but some of the Airmen on the COVID-19 Response Team have been in longer, and this was the first chance we’ve been able to see these aircraft up-close and personal,” said 1st Lt Amber Banks, 60th Inpatient Squadron registered nurse. “It was really educational for my team and me — we enjoyed it.”

The small groups toured a C-5M Super Galaxy, a C-17 Globemaster III and a KC-10 Extender.