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2017 Volunteer Awards Luncheon

From left to right
Dave Florek, Master of Ceremonies
Rick Shea, Heritage Center curator
Phil Lancaster, Heritage Center Foundation President
Bob Zirzow, Special Recognition Award Winner

Photo by Enrique

Travis Heritage Center - Volunteer Recognition Awards Luncheon
March 2017

Ole! Bravo! Applause! Thank You!

The February 2017 Travis Heritage Center Volunteer Awards luncheon was a delicious Mexican-themed, pot-luck lunch, with music provided by members of the Band of the Golden West.  The event was sponsored by the Travis AFB Heritage Center Foundation, chaired by President Phil Lancaster.

      Award Winners:
      Restoration Volunteer of the Year: Christopher Whitham
      Gift Shop Volunteer of the Year: Les Yu
      Docent of the Year: Ken Endrizzi
      Special Recognition: Bob Zirzow

Chris, Les and Ken each received a $100 gift certificate for Merchant and Main Restaurant in Vacaville.  Bob received a 4-day, all expenses paid trip to the US Air Force National Museum at Wright Patterson AFB, OH.

In attendance was 60th AMW Vice Wing Commander, Col. Thomas Pauly who provided a stirring and inspirational talk about volunteering.  Also in attendance was the 60th AMW Director of Staff, Col. Michael Tiemann.

















Travis Heritage Center - Volunteer Recognition Awards Luncheon - March 2016

2016 Volunteer Awards Luncheon                    2016 Volunteer Awards

            From left to right (above-right-photo)
            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

















February 26, 2016
Travis Heritage Center Undergoes Changes
By Ian Thompson, 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.


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...

















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