Travis AFB


Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide


Our Military

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE Location Centered in Northern California in Solano County, Travis Air Force Base is located midway between Sacramento, the state capital, and San Francisco. Neighboring cities include Dixon, which is 18 miles north of the base; Vacaville, 8 miles north of base; Fairfield and Suisun City,


Halfway between San Francisco and Sacramento lies Solano County. The county has a population of approximately 436,000 and is home to the city of Dixon, Suisun City, Vacaville, Vallejo and Fairfield, the county seat, and Travis Air Force Base. The area retains a rural feel. A voter-passed law funnel

Getting To & Around

Centered in Northern California, Solano County is right in the middle of Sacramento, the state capital, and San Francisco, the cultural heart of the West Coast. This central location provides easy access to California Wine Country in the Napa and Sonoma valleys, as well as many diversions offered at

Housing & Real Estate

The area known also as Solano County is really a series of residential communities strung along Interstate 80 as it heads east from the San Francisco Bay Area. The string starts with Vallejo (once a gritty port and navy town), which has transformed as a result of Bay Area

Employment & Economy

Solano County boasts a mix of rural and suburban lifestyles, with ready access to urban amenities given its location between San Francisco and Sacramento. The county is particularly attractive to business as three of its largest cities — Vallejo, Fairfield and Vacaville — are positioned along the Interstate 80

Health Care

There are many health care services in Solano County for military, civilians and veterans, though implementation of the Affordable Care Act has changed established insurance options. Visit for information on open enrollment for health care coverage under the national Affordable Care Act. California is among the states that

Famiy Resources

Picking up from one place and moving to another is always a hassle, especially when kids and pets are involved. Knowing whom to call or where to find information can help make the transition easier. Local government websites are valuable resources for newcomers to Solano County because they provide

Education & Academics

For those moving to a new location, it’s important to know what educational options are available. This chapter outlines the public schools system in Solano County, along with information about local libraries and higher education. There are private schools, charter schools and home schooling available to children in the


There are plenty of entertaining activities in Solano County — music, sports, theater, museums, parks and shopping. Experience the terrifying Break Point Plunge at Waterworld California, for instance, or tee off at one of the many 18-hole golf courses in Solano County. Don’t miss the annual Dixon May Fair
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