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  • Military Family Life: The Blakes

    Military life can be stressful and provide numerous challenges to families. For dual military couples, where both spouses serve in the military, finding the right balance between serving the mission and caring for family can be difficult.
  • Travis celebrates World War II veteran’s 100th birthday

    When Richard “Dick” Marsch took to the skies over southern Europe during World War II in the 1940s, the stakes of his missions varied from lethal to humorous. He retold the stories of some of them, including his 65 combat missions, during an Oct. 29 visit to the 9th Air Refueling Squadron auditorium at Travis Air Force Base, California. The visit coincided with the veteran pilot’s 100th birthday.
  • 49ers meet Airmen, Different uniforms similar goals

    This Veterans Day, 10 Travis Air Force Base Airmen were invited to the home of the San Francisco 49ers, Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, Nov. 11. The Airmen and their families had the opportunity to view of the 49ers practice. They were able to meet with the players one-on-one and converse with each other.
  • 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.”
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