Travis Air Force Base
A Proud Military Heritage at Travis Air Force Base, California
Travis Air Force Base was formally activated in May of 1943 -- by the Air Transport Command -- in order to serve as the jumping off point for the Pacific theater of operations. Due to its location, the base played a major role in the United States’ victory in World War II. Originally known as the Fairfield-Suisun Army Air Base, Travis is home to the 60th Air Mobility Wing -- the largest wing in the Air Mobility Command. It is also known for the Grant Medical Center, which specializes in medical training, as well as dealing with large traumas. Travis Air Force Military Base is the busiest Air Force Base in the US, in regards to the handling of cargo and passengers, and is also well regarded for delivering humanitarian aid throughout the world.
What’s On Base
The activities at Travis Air Force Base include dining and leisure opportunities, on-base lodging, sports and recreation, special programs for youth and teens, and basic goods and services. Dine at the award-winning Delta Breeze Club . Enjoy a round of golf at Cypress Lakes Golf Course , followed by a relaxing meal at Gatsby’s Grill -- whose expanded menu and view of the links make the short drive more than worth it. Spend a quiet afternoon at the Mitchell Memorial Library -- a military, educational, and community facility wrapped up in one. Make it a family day with a trip to the Travis Bowling Center , then cool off in the pool at the Travis Aquatic Center . For a detailed list of services and contact information, visit the 60th Force Support Squadron website.
Travis Air Museum/Jimmy Doolittle Air and Space Museum Foundation
Building 80, 461 Burgan Blvd.
Travis AFB, CA 94535
General Office: (707) 424-5605
Gift Shop: (707) 424-4450
Curator: (707) 424-5598
Hours of Operation:
Tues – Sat: 9am – 4pm
The Travis Air Museum has one of the largest collections of military aircraft on the West Coast. Located an hour from San Francisco or Sacramento, the museum has 35 aircraft on display, assorted exhibits on military aviation, a gift shop, and picnic area.
Travis Air Expo
This annual event is presented by the United States Air Force and Travis Air Force Base. The Air Expo is one of the largest aviation events on the West Coast. The expected attendance for the two-day event is approximately 100,000 people daily. The types of aircraft on display and flown during the show include everything from World War II-era fighters and bombers to the Air Force’s current inventory of fighters, bombers, and transports. Also featured are aerial demonstrations by the Air Force Thunderbirds, who have thrilled millions of air show fans around the world since 1952. This event is free and open to the general public.
Official Travis AFB Site
Services and Activities Available on Base
Travis Air Expo
Travis Air Museum
Experience the Excitement and Thrills of Travis Air Force Military Base
Vacaville is one of California’s most unique and dynamic places to visit, shop, stay, and play. A short drive from Travis Air Force Base, CA, this scenic locale offers excellent performing arts venues, restaurants, shopping, and outdoor recreation.