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Travis Heritage Center Undergoes Changes
By Ian Thompson
February 26, 2016 | Daily Republic, Fairfield-Suisun, California

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE — The Travis Heritage Center is undergoing a transformation that will narrow its scope of exhibits to better show visitors the history of Travis, military airlift and the commands that have called the installation home since it was started during World War II.

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The Travis Air Force Base Heritage Center. (Robinson Kuntz/Daily Republic)

That means doing away or cutting back exhibits such as the ones on World War I and space exploration; better displaying exhibits such as the one on Consairways, the contract airline that flew supplies from Travis Air Force Base to the Pacific during World War II; or adding exhibits such as one planned on David Grant Medical Center.

“We will be downsizing some exhibits and expanding other exhibits,” center curator Rick Shea said.   Read the entire article here...

2016 Travis Heritage Center
Volunteer Recognition Awards Luncheon

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2016 Volunteer Awards Luncheon
2016 Volunteer Award Luncheon

2016 Volunteer Awards
2016 Volunteer Awards (see below, from left to right)

Mike Venning - Special Achievement Award
Lois Zirzow - Gift Shop Attendant of the Year
Jonna Doolittle Hoppes - Guest Speaker
Phil Lancaster - Foundation President
Carl Bresette - Preservationist of the Year
Richard Terp - Docent of the Year

Featured Exhibit for April 2016
Indoor Exhibits - ”Fat Man” Nuclear Bomb

“Fat Man” Nuclear Bomb
“Fat Man” Nuclear Bomb

A "Fat Man" bomb was dropped over Nagasaki, Japan, on August 9, 1945 near the end of WWII. Released by the B-29 "Bockscar" on display in the USAF Museum's Air Power Gallery, the 10,000-pound weapon was detonated at an altitude of about 1,800 feet over the city.  Read more...

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