Located on Travis Air Force Base
Gateway to the Pacific, Gateway to the World!
The mission of the Travis AFB Heritage Center is to educate Airmen assigned to Travis AFB and the 60th Air Mobility Wing (AMW)
in their development and understanding of the history of each, portraying the significance and importance of its worldwide strategic air mobility, humanitarian airlift efforts and nuclear deterrence through the use of static aircraft and informative exhibits.
Travis Heritage Center
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THC Volunteer Workforce
Volunteers from the Travis Heritage Center (above) working on the C-7A wash day and restoration project. The Heritage Center relies on the help of our valued volunteer workforce to keep our planes and exhibits in excellent display condition.
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.
Donate a Legacy Brick
Donating to the Travis Heritage Center Legacy Brick campaign is a great way to honor all crew and maintenance personnel in your life. Your legacy brick will be placed as a walkway from the plague at the entry of the door of the actual plane.
Travis Heritage Center Volunteers recently upgraded our exhibit ot the Hollywood Musical, "Starlift". Warner Bros. produced the 1951 musical to support the troops involved in the Korean Conflict and to raise awareness regarding their service.
Directed by Roy Del Ruth. With Doris Day, Gordon MacRae, Virginia Mayo, Gene Nelson.
Operation Starlift was set in place by the Air Force and the Hollywood studios to have Hollywood stars perform at Travis Air Base for G.I.s in transit to and from the Korean War.
Stop by and check out our Movie Theatre.
Heritage Center Needs You...
...to volunteer at the Heritage Center.
Volunteers make the Travis Heritage Center work, and we are always in need of more volunteers. Volunteers educate visitors, work on inside and outside aircraft displays and maintain the museum facilities. Retired, civilian, or active duty - we need people with all skills and abilities (we’ll even retrain pilots!).
To volunteer, fill out the form below and mail it in.
(remember, it will get you out of your spouse’s hair for a few hours)