Travis Air Force Base Heritage Center

January 2017 Exhibit of the Month - Bringing Them Home: The Legacy Continues

aerovacbus Vietnam Nurses War Memorial

One night 27 years ago, I was working the 1900-0700 shift on 6/7 Aug 69. On this particular night, things were busy. Now, I don’t remember any patients’ names from the entire time except the few that are mentioned in this story. And that’s because if you remember you get emotional and lose your objectivity. There was Papasan George, an old Vietnamese gent we’d bring in from Medcap to ease his aches and pains; he was Catholic and had serious joint disease, meaning he really was a cripple. And there was Jimmy, an Army troop who ironically had the physique of Jimmy Brown, the pro football player.     Read on...

Nurse Reflects on Battlefield Lessons
By 2nd Lt. Geneva Croxton, 60th Air Mobility Command / Published December 08, 2016

Nurse Reflects on Battlefield Lessons

Though combat is thousands of miles away from Travis Air Force Base, California, Col. Erwin Gines, 60th Inpatient Squadron commander at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Fairfield, California frequently leans on the first truth, that humans are more important that hardware.

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.--There are five Special Operations Forces Truths, written by retired Army Col. John Collins in 1987. They state that humans are more important than hardware, quality is better than quantity, special operations forces cannot be mass produced, competent special operations forces cannot be created after emergencies occur and most special operations require non-SOF assistance.
Though combat is thousands of miles away from Travis Air Force Base, California, Col. Erwin Gines, 60th Inpatient Squadron commander at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Fairfield, California, frequently leans on the first truth, that humans are more important that hardware.   Read more...

Gift Shop News

Gift Shop
Gift Shop

Have you felt the nip of Jack Frost at your nose?
Our gift shop has winter items for sale! 

We also have the following books in the gift shop
signed by the authors available for sale:

  • Taong Labas novel by Ken Sayler
  • Calculated Risk Memoir by Jonna Doolittle Hoppes
  • Just Doing My Job by Jonna Doolittle Hoppes
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THC Volunteer Workforce

THC Volunteer Workforce
THC Volunteer Workforce

Volunteers from the Travis Heritage Center pose for a group photo Sept. 22, 2016 at Travis Air Force Base, Calif. The Travis Heritage Center has a variety of historic airlift aircraft on display, assorted exhibits pertaining to military operations and a picnic area. The Heritage Center also has a Gift shop designed to make your visit a lasting memory. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Charles Rivezzo)

Travis Heritage Center changing with volunteer work force
By Merrie Schilter-Lowe , 60th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs / Published September 23, 2016

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The literal translation of “volunteer Air Force” is a group of people who join the military rather than being conscripted or drafted. Loosely translated, the term means “there’s a job to do and you’re the Airman tasked to do it.”

At the Travis Heritage Center at Travis Air Force Base, California, volunteer force describes people who continue to serve the military, but without pay.

“We average 15 volunteers per week who donate about 1,100 hours per month,” said Rick Shea, curator.
He said these selfless individuals from all military branches do everything from mopping floors to running the gift shop, maintaining the center’s social media site and restoring aircraft.   Read the full article here...

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