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 Travis AFB Front Gate on Air Base Parkway

Location:  Travis Air Force Base is located in Solano County in Northern California near the cities of Fairfield, Suisun City, and Vacaville.  Travis lies midway between Sacramento, the state capital, and San Francisco, the cultural heart of the West Coast. The base is within easy driving distance of California Wine Country in the Napa and Sonoma Valleys, as well as the popular tourist destinations Lake Tahoe, Yosemite National Park and Monterey. Travis AFB homepage.

Cost of Living: This is considered to be a high cost of living area. Compared to the rest of the country, 2012 Solano County's cost of living index is 122.0 (U.S. average is 100).

BRAC Status: Travis AFB, Calif., will stand alone as the only AMC base not affected by the 2005 BRAC round of recommendations.

Base Operator:  707-424-1110 or DSN 312-837-1110

Population:  

  • 10,661 active duty and reservists
  • 8,849 family members
  • 3,692 civilians

Area Population:  Solano County in 2012: 420,757

Child Development Centers: Travis AFB has three Child Development Centers:

  • Child Development Center I - Located in Buildings 664 and 665. Accommodates 273 children, ages 6 weeks through kindergarten.
  • Child Development Center II - Located in Building 668. Accommodates 273 children, ages 6 weeks through 5 years and also offers a part-day preschool program.
  • Child Development Center III - Located in Building 7690. Accommodates 105 children, ages 6 months through 5 years.

More than 25 Family Child Care homes on Travis provide daily, before and after school care, weekend care, and overnight care. 707-424-4596.

Schools:  Three local school districts in the Travis AFB area include:

Visit the Solano County website. This site will provide you comprehensive information about the local schools in the Travis AFB area.

Youth Programs:  The Youth Center offers before and after school and interim care for children from kindergarten to 12 years of age, including organizing activities, breakfast, lunch, and a snack. Instructional classes in martial arts, gymnastics, tennis, golf, dance, tap and ballet, aerobics, piano, arts and crafts, drama, electric guitar, saxophone, sewing, and modeling are also available. There are field trips for athletic events, theatrical performances, amusement parks, and outdoor recreational activities.  The older youth have a separate hangout at the Teen Zone, located in the BX Mini-Mall. Teens can stop by to finish homework, socialize, or be part of organized activities. Phone: 707-424-0720.

Airman and Family Readiness Center: Airman and Family Readiness Center, 707-424-2486. If you are an incoming Military Spouse please register for our Spouse Orientation Tour.  Here you will learn about base facilities, meet new friends and meet spouse sponsors. Spouse employment assistance is also available via classes and consultations.

Housing: Travis Air Force Base (AFB) offers privatized housing, managed by Balfour Beatty Communities. Housing includes 2, 3 and 4 bedroom units, located in 5 neighborhoods. Contact the Balfour Beatty Office at 707-437-4571 or the Travis AFB Housing office at 707-424-2726.

Employment:  Spouses seeking employment in the local area are highly encouraged to attend the Spouse Employment Orientation at the Airman and Family Readiness to receive detailed contact lists for employment opportunities and information on filing for unemployment depending on the state they left. NAF job opportunities are plentiful but are low paying in most cases. The unemployment rate in the Vallejo-Fairfield Metro Area is 10.40%. The median household income is $64,951.

Base Services:

Medical Services:  David Grant Medical Center is the Air Force's largest medical facility on the west coast, providing a full spectrum of health care and patient-centered treatment for over 86,000 TRICARE beneficiaries in the Northern California Prime Service Area. DGMC is also one of two inpatient Life Skills facilities with a 12 bed intensive care unit capability. Appointments: 707-423-3000.

Special Messages: 

  • Child Care for PCS Program -- a free child care program funded by Air Force Aid Society offers up to 20 hours of free child care in on base licensed child care provider homes. Families can take advantage of this program up to 60 days inbound and also 60 days prior to outprocessing. Please contact the Airman and Family Readiness Center at 707-424-2486 for a free voucher and a list of child care providers.
  • Travis Vehicle Decal Program Transfers to 60th Civil Engineer Squadron -- Effective 2 Jan 11, the Travis Vehicle Decal Program was transferred to the 60th Civil Engineering Squadron Environmental Element (60 CES/CEAN) and decals can be obtained at 344 Hangar Avenue, Bldg 576. The 60th Security Forces Squadron (60 SFS) has managed the Travis Vehicle Decal Program since 1996; however, the program is being transferred to ensure that the base continues to comply with federal and state air quality regulations. Travis AFB assigned employees, both civilian and military, who drive privately owned out-of-state registered vehicles on base are required to show proof that the vehicle is passing the California enhanced smog check and obtain a base decal for each vehicle. This smog check requirement is TRAVISAFBSUP-1 to AFI 32-7040, Air Quality Compliance and Resource Management. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Isauro Delmundo, 424-5174.

Defense Service Network (DSN) Dialing Instructions

The DSN is the provider of long-distance communications service for the Department of Defense (DoD). Every installation has a special DSN number and the numbers vary by world-wide location. In order to place a call using DSN, the caller must be using a military phone on an installation. Cell phones cannot dial DSN numbers. When dialing a DSN number from a United States installation to another United States installation, it is unnecessary to dial the DSN 312 area code. When dialing a DSN number to/from overseas locations, the DSN area code must be included. The operator can be reached at commercial (719) 567-1110. Please note that long distance charges may be incurred.

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