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  • Enlistees overcome personal obstacles to commission as officers

    If the U.S. Air Force was a house, the enlisted and officer corps could be seen as the two pillars that keep it standing. Through the respective work of each group of Airmen, the Air Force is able to maintain its effectiveness, yet while both groups are vital to the house’s overall integrity, many enlisted look to the officer pillar as a way of transcending the work they’re capable of doing in their current roles.
  • Routine mammogram changes life for Travis Sgt.

    In order to support a friend who was nervous about her own screening, Tech. Sgt. Melissa Rocha booked her first mammogram nearly two years ago. But what the 44-year-old flutist for the U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West at Travis Air Force Base, California, expected to be a routine medical appointment turned into a years-long journey that altered her career, her outlook on life and her body.
  • Friday Night Lights: Travis Airman leads in the community through football

    On fall Friday nights, many towns across America to include communities around Travis Air Force Base, California, come together under the bright lights to enjoy high school football. One thing that is unique for one local high school is their head coach is an active duty Airman.
  • 60th MXS Airman uses Mr. USA title to inspire others

    If you have biceps the size of grapefruits, you’re going to want to find a good tailor. So was the case for Master Sgt. Shane Stewart, 60th Maintenance Squadron production superintendent. As the reigning champion of the Mr. USA light heavyweight division, Stewart has to buy his uniforms four sizes too big to fit his hulking frame.
  • Same-sex couple thankful for changing times

    For Sarah and Kelsey, a dual military same-sex couple stationed at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., the road to marriage has not been easy. Since they met in 2012, acceptance through legislation, awareness, changes in thoughts and behavior have the couple counting its blessings
  • Rules of engagement: Train the way you fight

    When you think of a security forces Airman, you’re likely thinking of someone who looks a lot like Master Sgt. Vincent Brasher, flight chief of the 921st Contingency Response Squadron. Solidly built at about 6 feet 2 inches he’s not a man that scares easily. But he says some stories get pretty close.
  • “You matter”: A look inside Travis’ mental health clinic

    “I think I was about halfway through writing an apology letter to my mom for what was to be my suicide when I made the decision to call the mental health clinic. In my mind, I saw my sadness as something like a virus; something infectious. And I knew that were I to follow through with my plan to end my life, my pain wouldn’t have gone away—it would’ve just spread.”
  • First Sergeant Council: Team effort to care for Airmen, families

    “Shirt, you got a minute?” This question is posed to many first sergeants, but ask any of them and the majority would agree that it’s not just a minute.
  • Travis Life: Taking care of exceptional families

    TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – With more than 650 service members enrolled, the Exceptional Family Member Program at Travis Air Force Base, California, is one of the largest in the Air Force.
  • Travis family bonds over fitness competition

    It’s hot. In the middle of a summer that came far too early and that has a history of staying far too late, Travis Air Force Base, California, is hot. Inside the base’s fitness center, the warm, fluorescent atmosphere is heated to a stifling degree by the straining and frantic energies of those who are working out.
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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"
To all of #TeamTravis and our local community, please be safe! For continued updates, please sign up with alertsolano.com to get them sent straight to your device.
"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/
RT @AirMobilityCmd: Acting as air bridges that enable our joint force to respond anywhere and anytime, it's no wonder why the @SecAFOfficia
RT @PACAF: @Travis60AMW #Airmen loaded equipment on a #JBER C-17 Globemaster III bound for #Saipan in support of #TyphoonYutu recovery effo…
Check out this cool timelapse of our 60th APS Airmen loading aircraft staircases and cargo onto a 517th Airlift Squ… https://t.co/fszWktt9di
“Like Crossfit, but with coding,” Phoenix Spark encourages Airmen interaction through computer skills https://t.co/Vylr2c6v23
RT @DeptofDefense: 👻 #HappyHalloween 🎃! Do aircraft carriers even have candy 🍬🍭? Petty Officer 3rd Class Isreal Cornejo, assigned to #USSTh
Airman leaves Dominican Republic to pursue the American dream https://t.co/OWmnGMI902
RT @49ersCommunity: In partnership with @the_USO #49ersPREP hosted a day of football drills and fitness for military families at @Travis60A
#ICYMI, #TeamTravis participated in the annual @CARFTF earlier this month. At 150 miles, the run consisted of placi… https://t.co/KXxBCDRbEb
RT @usairforce: #ICYMI: #USAF #KC135s refueled @JBLEnews #F22 Raptors that were conducting flying operations w/Finnish Air Force F/A-18 Hor…
To be a #raven you have to learn to #fight like one. #hoorah for our ravens to be! @ Travis AFB https://t.co/w8RKPUqdUc
Phoenix Spark coding challenge https://t.co/N2zaDxishm
A legend in the wild blue yonder, Tech Sgt. Manny Tarango aka Coach T has been busy changing the gridiron mentorshi… https://t.co/xHgC8bhmjv
DGMC begins flu vaccine campaign https://t.co/UGDqNzURJi
RT @AirMobilityCmd: AMC's #WingspanOfHope continues to deliver critical resources & dedicated personnel during the #HurricaneMichael respon…
#TeamTravis, The 2018 Great California Shakeout earthquake drill is upon us! The base will be participating Thursd… https://t.co/H0RAaoWfKI
RT @60MDG_DGMC: Resilient Kids, ready #Airmen. One thing Airmen worry about after deployment is the well-being of their family, especially…
He is here to pump you up! Check out how this @usairforce master sergeant and current Mr. USA is inspiring his squa… https://t.co/PhO61v8JPL
When it comes to getting a community back on its feet, sometimes it takes a whole village to do it. @TeamTyndall's… https://t.co/g4W0854kE6
#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