Travis Air Force Base Heritage Center

March 2017 Exhibit of the Month: C-131D “Samaritan”
Travis AFB and its Heritage of Humanitarian & Disaster Support

As in times past, today Travis Air Force Base is strategically valuable for humanitarian and disaster support.

FEMA Support

Trucks and personnel from the Federal Emergency Management Agency arrive at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., Feb. 16, 2017.

Travis AFB is acting as a staging area for FEMA personnel, providing space for necessary equipment and supplies in case of the Oroville auxiliary spillway failure. (U.S. Air Force photo/Louis Briscese).
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C-131D "Samaritan"

Known as the C-131 "Samaritan" when fitted out for the medical evacuation and transport role, they were in service from 1947 to 1986. Our C-131 was based here at Travis Air Force Base in the mid 1960s. It was last operated by the Nevada Air National Guard at Reno, Nevada. More Information about the C-131D...

 

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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