Travis Air Force Base Heritage Center

April 2017 Exhibit of the Month: C-119G “Flying Boxcar”

The C-119 was developed directly from the World War II era Fairchild C-82 "Packet." Although introduced too late to see service in World War II, 220 C-82's were built. They provided valuable technical and operational data for the new C-119.

Fairchild-Hiller C-119G "Flying Boxcar"          C-119 Airdrop

Major improvements included a longer fuselage, a larger cargo capacity, and the more powerful 3,500 h.p., Wright R-3350 engines.  Between November 1947 and October 1955, a total of 1,112 C-119's of all models were constructed.   Read more...


312th Airlift Squadron steps-up, first unit to adopt Travis Heritage Center aircraft

Senior Airman Ashley Noriesta

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.

Senior Airman Ashley Noriesta, knowledge operations specialist with the 312th Airlift Squadron, dusts the inside of a C-119 at the Travis Air Force Base Heritage Center.

Her unit is the first to adopt a plane at the Heritage Center.

(U.S. Air Force photo / Senior Airman Cindy G. Alejandrez).

312th Airlift Squadron adopts the C-119.
  

  

Wings Over Solano 2017

The Travis Air Force Base Air Show is a two day event taking place on Saturday and Sunday. On both days, all static displays will be accessible and the dynamic displays will be the same.

Please allow enough time for coming to the base, parking your car at designated areas and going through security checks. All performers and schedules are subject to change.

The highlight of the event is a performance by the U.S. Air Force Aerial Demonstration Squadron - ”The Thunderbirds!” These talented pilots conduct precision aerial maneuvers demonstrating the capabilities of Air Force high performance aircraft to people throughout the world. In addition, several static military aircraft will be available for public viewing/tours.

There is currently a shuttle planned to go back and forth between the Air Show and the Heritage Center for visitor convenience.

For more information, please visit www.travis.af.mil/TravisAirShow.

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.

The 2017 TRavis Heritage Center Volunteer Awards Luncheon

“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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