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Travis Air Force Base Fact Sheets

This database holds fact sheets on Travis Air Force Base weapons, organizations, inventory, careers and equipment. Air Force fact sheets contain up to date information and statistics. If a fact sheet is not listed, please contact the 60th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs office at 60amwpa@us.af.mil

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Travis Air Force Base Fact Sheets

This database holds fact sheets on Travis Air Force Base weapons, organizations, inventory, careers and equipment. Air Force fact sheets contain up to date information and statistics. If a fact sheet is not listed, please contact the 60th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs office at 60amwpa@us.af.mil

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60th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron

60th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron

The 60th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron provides safe and reliable aircraft maintenance to 16 C-5Ms and 2 C-5Cs for global operations. The squadron maintains mission-ready aircraft, equipment, and personnel for worldwide deployment to support Air Mobility Command’s global mission. Our unit is responsible for generating air superiority twenty-four hours a day so that the Air Force can maintain its advantage in providing rapid global mobility and supporting humanitarian relief when requested.

Squadron History

  • Activated as 60 OMS (Operational Maintenance Support) on 27 December 1965
  • Organized under the 60 MAW (Military Airlift Wing) on 8 January 1966
  • Restructured as 60 AGS (Aircraft Generation Support) on 1 August 1990
  • Restructured as 60 AMXS (Aircraft Maintenance Squadron) on 18 September 2003

Squadron Personnel

Squadron total: 361 personnel and 22 civilians

  • Aircraft Maintenance Unit: 334 maintainers responsible for flight line maintenance for 18 assigned aircraft valued at $4.3 billion in six different Air Force Specialty Codes: Crew Chiefs, Communication and Navigation, Propulsions, Integrated Flight Control System, Hydraulics, and Electrical and Environmental. They fill roles such as Maintainers, Expediters, Production Superintendents, and Section Chiefs.
  • Aircraft Support Flight: Largest flight in Air Mobility Command, 18 maintainers responsible for tools, equipment, and vehicles, valued at $80 million with 195,000 total items. [-21, Consolidated Tool Kit, Technical Order Distribution Office, Hazardous Waste, Vehicle Non-Commissioned Officer].
  • Combat Readiness and Commander’s Support Staff: 8 personnel responsible for programs such as Unit Deployment Manager, Financial Resources Advisor, Flying Crew Chiefs, Physical Fitness Monitor, and Security Manager.

C-5M Super Galaxy

The C-5M Super Galaxy results from Lockheed Martin’s modernization project from the C-5B Galaxy. The improved C-5M Super Galaxy is the only strategic airlift aircraft capable of linking America directly to the warfighter, in all combat theaters, without refueling.

  • General Electric CF6-80CS engines, supporting a 22% increase of thrust at 50,580 lbs. That’s the equivalent of seven 2017 Shelby GT Mustangs at 569 HP.
  • The C-5M has 12 internal wing tanks with a total capacity of 51,150 gallons of fuel… that’s enough to fill 6 1/2 regular-size railroad tank cars.
  • C-5M is capable of traveling close to 7,000 nautical miles. That is like traveling east from San Francisco, CA, to Cairo, Egypt, on one tank of gas.
  • There are 52 C-5A/B/C/M aircraft in the U.S Air Force fleet as of August 2018; all manufactured between 1969- 1989. Travis AFB currently has 16 C-Ms and 2 C-5Cs worth $4.3 billion.
  • Capable of carrying 6 Apache helicopters or 15 Humvees.
  • The original purchase price per aircraft was $179 million and an additional $90 million for the C-5M upgrade.