The Travis Heritage Center celebrates both our history and our current units. We are proud to maintain displays that show our current airmen in action
60th Maintenance Squadron
Provides 60 Air Mobility Wing (AMW), Air Mobility Command's (AMC) largest Wing, with organizational/field-level maintenance capabilities for C-5, C-17, and KC-10 aircraft. Provides organizational and field-level repair, maintenance, inspection and refurbishment of 26 C-5, 27 KC-10 & 13 C-17 aircraft. Inspects, services, and overhauls 674 units of aerospace ground equipment worth over $12 million. Manages a 55-acre munitions storage area. Provides mission capable aircraft in direct support of AMC's global mission. Inspects, services, and overhauls aircraft fuel systems. Maintains avionic, hydraulic, electrical and environmental system components for C-5 and C-17 aircraft. Calibrates and repairs over 8,800 items in a regional Test, Measurement, and Diagnostic Equipment Laboratory. Directly supports AMC's global reach mission for AMC's largest wing.
9th Refueling Squadron
The 9th Air Refueling Squadron mobilizes and deploys twelve KC-10 aircraft and over 140 personnel and equipment to worldwide forward operating locations. It generates 24-hour-a-day strategic airlift and air refueling sorties supporting U.S. and allied forces during contingency operations. It trains aircrews to support and sustain Joint Chiefs of Staff directed missions. The 9th executes an 8,000+ flying hour program and a $580,000 budget.
The squadron was first active during World War II as the 9th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron, serving in combat the China-Burma-India Theater from 1942 through 1945, primarily with Lockheed F-4 and F-5 Lightning reconnaissance aircraft.
The 9th Air Refueling Squadron was activated in 1951, and has operated the Boeing KB-29 Superfortress, Boeing KC-97, and Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker, prior to its current air refueling equipment. It has been deployed worldwide, assisting in wartime, humanitarian, and peacekeeping efforts in often remote areas.
60th Public Affairs
The purpose of the 60th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs is to provide trusted counsel to base leadership; build and maintain Airman morale and readiness; and help strengthen public trust and support. It directly support both the 60th AMW and the 615th Contingency Response Wing as well as supports more than 30 partner units across the base. The Community Relations division serves as the liaison between Travis Air Force Base and neighboring Bay Area. The division also manages both the Travis speaker's bureau and the base tour program.
75th Military Airlift Squadron
The squadron was reactivated by Military Air Transport Service (MATS), June 1952 at Great Falls Air Force Base, Montana. Its primary mission was to transport personnel, equipment and supplies to Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska and return to Great Falls. When MATS ended operations at Great Falls, was transferred to Travis Air Force Base, California, continued Alaska support operations as well as flying airlift operations throughout the Pacific. It flew routine flights to Japan, Hawaii, Alaska and other points in Asia, including transport flights to Indochina and Karachi in Pakistan.
75th MAS C-141A Starlifter 65-0248, about 1966
It was the second squadron to receive Lockheed C-141A Starlifters in 1965. Along with the 44th Military Airlift Squadron, it primarily flew cargo and personnel to United States bases in South Vietnam and Thailand during the Vietnam War. In 1970 began transition to the larger Lockheed C-5A Galaxy airlifter, continuing its mission until the end of United States involvement in Vietnam in 1973. After Vietnam, the squadron returned to normal peacetime operations throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, supporting United States initiatives throughout the world by airlifting passengers, equipment and materiel wherever needed. The squadron briefly returned to combat duty in October 1983, when it supported combat operations in Grenada as part of Operation Urgent Fury and airlifted combat personnel to the island and assisted in the evacuation of American civilian medical students back to the United States. In December 1989, the squadron participated in Operation Just Cause, which ended the dictatorship of Panama's Gen. Manuel Noriega.
C-5A Galaxy 69-0020, 75th MAS, about 1975
In August 1990, the 75th MAS provided strategic airlift in support of the massive coalition forces buildup in Southwest Asia prior to Operations Desert Shield; Operation Desert Storm and Operation Southern Watch. These operations helped contain the expansionist policies of Iraqi president Sadaam Hussein. In the wake of the 1991 Gulf War, the squadron also supported Operation Provide Comfort for Kurdish refugees for Kurdish refugees threatened by Iraqi forces.
The 60th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (60 AMXS) is part of the 60th Air Mobility Wing at Travis AFB, California. They have the pleasure of maintaining the USAF’s largest aircraft, the C-5M Super Galaxy. Their Airmen (also known as the “Knights” – depicted in this artwork) have an important role when our nation reaches out its hand in assistance or enabling the clenched fist to strike anywhere in the world, solidifying their vital role in national defense.
The 60th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron provides maintenance to Travis AFB, which is situated in the San Francisco Bay Area and known as the “Gateway to the Pacific”. Travis AFB is near Napa wine valley and is centered in between San Francisco and Sacramento. Travis AFB handles more cargo and passenger traffic through its airport
than any other military air terminal in the
United States. The base has a long and
proud history of supporting humanitarian
airlift operationsat home and around