Updated On: 6/7/2013 1:42:03 PM
Centered in Northern California near the cities of Fairfield, Suisun City and Vacaville, Travis is located midway between Sacramento and San Francisco. Travis is home to the 60th Air Mobility Wing and the Air Forces Reserve’s 349th Air Mobility Wing, and more than 50 partner organizations that include the West Coast groups of the 621st Contingency Response Wing and the U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center Operating Location A.
Travis is one of the largest air mobility organizations in the Air Force with a versatile all-jet fleet of C-5 Galaxy, C-17A Globemaster III cargo aircraft and KC-10 Extender refueling aircraft. Travis crews can fly support missions anywhere in the world to fulfill its motto of being “America’s First Choice.”
As the “Gateway to the Pacific,” Travis’ primary contribution to the Department of Defense is the strategic airlift, aerial refueling and aeromedical evacuation capabilities that give American military personnel, aircraft and cargo true Global Reach. This guide is intended to familiarize you and your family with helpful information on services, housing, schools and recreational activities that are offered at Travis AFB and in the surrounding area. Welcome to Solano County and scenic Northern California!
Travis is located off Interstate 80, approximately 45 miles northeast of San Francisco and seven miles southwest of Fairfield, Calif.
If you or your family members will be arriving by automobile from either east-west traffic, I-80 traffic should exit at the Air Base Parkway turnoff in Fairfield and drive east for approximately five miles. Air Base Parkway leads directly to the base’s main gate.
If you or your family will be arriving by commercial airline, most likely you will arrive at the San Francisco, Sacramento, Oakland or San Jose airports. There are no military shuttle services from Travis to these airports, but a variety of convenient door-to-door commercial shuttles and public transportation can help you get to Travis. For current information on flight times and ground transportation options, visit the airports’ websites or contact them by phone.
If your arrival is by military aircraft, you will disembark at the Travis Passenger Terminal, (707) 424-1854. The terminal is serviced by public transportation, commercial taxi and shuttle services.
If you will be traveling by commercial bus, you will arrive at the Fairfield-Suisun City bus terminal; from here connect with the Route 2 city bus that will take passengers to Travis. For current bus schedules, visit www.511contracosta.org and look at the Take Transit tab. Or you may call (925) 969-0841 with any transportation questions you have.
The AMTRAK Capitol Corridor train running from Sacramento to San Jose has six scheduled daily stops at the Fairfield-Suisun train station. Taxis and public transportation (the Route 5 to Route 2 city bus) serve the station. The city bus system also provides weekday commuter service to the Pleasant Hill station on the Bay Area Rapid Transit system (Route 40). For current train schedules, visit www.511contracosta.org and look at the Train Services tab or call (925) 969-0841 with any transportation questions.
Driving on Travis
All motor vehicles driven on Travis, including motorcycles and mopeds, must be registered within two weeks of arrival. Current state registration, proof of insurance and driver’s license are required. Unless exempt, base employees who drive out-of-state registered vehicles on base are required to show proof the vehicle passes the California enhanced smog check and obtain a base decal. Check with 60 Civil Engineer Squadron, 344 Hangar Ave., Building 576, telephone (707) 424-2689, to see if your vehicle is required to have a smog check. Out-of-state registered vehicles can be smog checked at any enhanced smog check station in California.
All motorcycle and moped drivers must complete the approved motorcycle safety course. See your unit Motorcycle Safety Representative for further information and requirements. Training guidance can also be found in AFI 91-207, U.S. Air Force Traffic Safety Program. If you have questions or concerns not addressed by your MSR, contact the 60th AMW Safety Office in Building 381 or call (707) 424-1113 for details.
The speed limit on base is 30 miles per hour unless otherwise posted, 15 mph in base housing and community areas and 5 mph in all parking lots. Drivers and all passengers must use properly functioning seatbelts or child restraints whenever privately owned or government vehicles are in motion. Motorcycle or moped riders must wear approved helmet, approved eye protection, sturdy over-the-ankle footwear, and protective clothing including long-sleeved shirt or jacket incorporating highly visible colors during the day and retro-reflective at night, long trousers, and full-fingered leather or other abrasion-resistant material gloves. These requirements are outlined in AFI 91-207. If you have any questions about traffic regulations on Travis, contact the 60th SFS law enforcement desk at (707) 424-2227. For questions concerning California driver’s licenses, driving laws and state vehicle registration, call the Department of Motor Vehicles at (800) 777-0133 or visit the California DMV online at www.dmv.ca.gov . Wearing an approved safety helmet is required for all bicyclists, kick scooters operators, skateboarders, etc., on Travis Air Force Base, including dependents and military members off-base.