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  • 9th ARS celebrates 75 years

    “Since 1943, some form of the patch I wear today has been in every major conflict across the globe,” said Staff Sgt. Gabriel Connor, 9th Air Refueling Squadron flight engineer. “Knowing I carry that legacy is both humbling and inspiring.” Connor is referring to the 9th ARS patch that has been proudly displayed on crew uniforms for 75 years supporting combat operations such as the Korean War, Vietnam, Desert Storm, and playing a pivotal role in all combat operations following 9/11.
  • Flying crew chiefs enable Pacific refueling mission

    A KC-10 Extender at Misawa Air Base, Japan, is being prepared to fly a refueling mission in support of operations in the Pacific. During pre-flight inspections, a hydraulics leak is discovered. Thankfully, two flying crew chiefs from the 660th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron from Travis Air Force Base, California, are ready to fix the problem.
  • Journey to 10,000: KC-10 flight engineer achieves historic milestone

    Performance and numbers matter. For more than two decades, Master Sgt. Scott Dillinger, a KC-10 Extender flight engineer, has completed countless checks on KC-10 aircraft from California to the Middle East.
  • Air Force social worker living her American dream

    Born in Poland and raised in Denmark and Germany, Capt. Malika Moretti, 60th Medical Group clinical social worker, always had a desire to live in the United States. “Being a little girl, my dream was to move to the U.S.,” said Moretti. “The U.S. was great, so advanced and so much more than what we had in Europe. I wanted to see what was possible. Now I’ve actually been able to fulfill that dream.”
  • BEEliners enable AE mission

    It’s a Sunday morning on Travis Air Force Base, California, and a flightline normally buzzing with activity is unusually void of the sounds one would expect from the busiest military air terminal in the United States.
  • Autism Awareness Walk

    Travis held its 10th annual event to raise autism awareness at the Balfour Beatty building May 18, 2018. The event hosted approximately 175 active-duty and reservist personnel as well as local retirees and military dependents. The event consisted of an awareness walk, dinner and a raffle.
  • Pathologists: Medicine’s private investigators

    Pathologists are board-certified medical doctors or doctors of osteopathy who analyze blood, tissue, cells and body fluids to determine the cause, origin and nature of disease or death. They also monitor testing to answer questions a provider may have about a specimen.
  • Travis Airman moves from Juárez, pursues opportunity in US

    Ask Airman 1st Class Adrián Gómez where his home is and you might get two answers. Gómez moved from Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, to El Paso, Texas, when he was 15, joining the U.S. Air Force at 20. In the time he’s been in the service, his dedication has positioned him as a vital member of both his base’s mission and, on a larger scale, the immigrant population who have volunteered to take up the title of “Airman."
  • Financial Peace: Travis families reduce debt by nearly $84,000, enhance readiness

    “Think about how great life would be if you were debt free,” said Chaplain (Capt.) Kemuel Bellows, 349th Air Mobility Wing chaplain. “What kind of choices would you make if your home was paid off? If your children’s college was paid for and your bills are paid, what would your future or your retirement look like? What would you do?”
  • DGMC brace shop designs first tibial fracture orthosis in eight years

    A 12-year-old boy raced toward the ball. He was determined to kick it into the back of the net to win the game. Another child challenged the would-be goal scorer and their legs slammed into one another in a violent collision.
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