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  • 60th LRS gets Travis AFB pumped up for innovation

    As a fuels distribution operator for Travis AFB’s 60th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Senior Airman Tanner O’Laughlin rarely spared a thought on the weather. His job—to ensure quality fuel makes its way into any of the numerous aircraft comprising Travis’ fleet—acted independent of it, and even if it

  • Deploying the Air Force band? It makes more sense than you think.

    When you think of “American power,” what comes to mind? The “BRRRTT” of an A-10 Thunderbolt II, razing enemy hideouts beneath it? What about a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft offloading pallets of supplies and munitions to ground forces? For many infantry, it could look like a battalion of Soldiers

  • Dental Airman takes inspiration from MLK to motivate self, squadron

    “Every time I think about it, it’s like pulling a scab off a sore.” Almost 51 years after hearing the fatal gunshot that ended his friend’s life, Jesse Jackson is still haunted by the loud crack that interrupted the cool calm of an April Memphis evening and subsequently took the life of Dr. Martin

  • Bread-fed redemption: DFAC Airman uses food to bring peers together

    By outward appearances, the dining facility at Travis Air Force Base is run-of-the-mill. So ordinary, in fact, that you could easily be lulled into the idea that nothing special occurred there, but according to Senior Airman Oscar Callejas, 60th Force Support Squadron food service shift worker,

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 373rd Training Squadron maintains maintainers

    The 373rd Training Squadron, Detachment 14, at Travis Air Force Base, California, provides maintenance training for all major commands, sister services and allied nations in airlift, special operations, tanker support and aerospace ground equipment.