Travis Air Force Base Heritage Center

C-141B Golden Bear

Travis Air Force Base, Calif.'s C-141B StarLifter, 63-8088, aka the Golden Bear, sits on display at the end of Travis Avenue. A 50th anniversary ceremony for the plane was held April 23, 2005. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken Wright)

Anyone stationed at or visiting Travis cannot help but encounter the Golden Bear, a gleaming C-141B StarLifter on display at the end of Travis Avenue.

The meticulously restored plane was put in its current location in September 2005, 40 years after arriving at the base amid much fanfare April 23, 1965. Now that we have reached the Golden Bear's 50th anniversary, it is a perfect time to reflect on that jet and the enduring legacy of an airframe former MAC commander Gen. Jack Catton said marked a "new era in airlift, a new era in mobility."          Click here for the full article.


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THC Volunteer Workforce

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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.


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