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Travis Air Force Base

A Proud Military Heritage at Travis Air Force Base, California

Travis Air Force Base History

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. Known as the "Gateway to the Pacific", Travis Air Force Base is only 54 miles from San Francisco and offers easy access to the Bay Area, Sacramento, Lake Tahoe, and Napa Valley.

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 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.

Travis Air Force Base

Things to Do at Travis Air Force 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 DB400, formerly 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. Or make it a family day with a trip to the Travis Bowling Center, then cool off in the pool at the Travis Aquatic Center.

Vacaville sits just down the road from Travis Air Force Base, making it easy to head into town for family-friendly adventures, dining, and shopping at the Vacaville Premium Outlets or the Nut Tree. 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.

Travis Air Force Base Heritage Center

Admission: Free

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. Visit their website here: www.travisairmuseum.org

Travis Air Force Base Heritage Center Location:

Building 80, 461 Burgan Blvd.

Travis AFB, CA 94535

General Office: (707) 424-5605

Gift Shop: (707) 424-4450

Curator: (707) 424-5598

curator@travisairmuseum.org

Travis Air Force Base Heritage Center Hours of Operation:

Tues – Sat: 9am – 4pm

Travis Air Force Base Air Show

Travis Air Show

Photo: @fromfaye

This annual event is presented by the United States Air Force and Travis Air Force Base. The Travis Air Force Base Air Show 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.

Links

Official Travis AFB Site

Services and Activities Available on Base

Travis Air Expo

Travis Air Museum


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Nestled amid scenic, rolling hills studded with oak trees, Vacaville is ideally situated between San Francisco and Sacramento. Long renowned as a productive orchard-farming region, our beautiful Vacaville community has evolved into one of California's most vibrant cities.

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