About Travis AFB, CA
Travis AFB is located in the shadow of the Bay Area, near Fairfield, California. It was built in 1942 in order to help the United States' effort in World War II and originally known as Fairfield-Suisun Army Air Base. It was named after Brigadier General Robert Travis, who died in a 1950 plane crash.
The 60th Air Mobility Wing of the Air Force, the largest wing in the branch's Air Mobility Command, has been the base's host unit since June 1992. The base employs over 15,000 people, making it the largest employer in Solano County. The amount of passengers and cargo it handles makes it the country's most active military air terminal.
The branch's largest West Coast hospital is located on the base, the David Grant USAF Medical Center. Also, in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, a number of security upgrades have been put into place.