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  • Travis AFB produces first certified 3-D printed aircraft parts

    The Stratasys F900 3D printer, which is capable of printing plastic parts up to 36-by-24-by-36 inches, uses a material called Ultem 9085 that is more flexible, dense and stronger than typical plastic.
  • Mobility Airmen play key role in successful satellite launch

    The fifth AEHF satellite, working with four similar relay stations already in orbit, will provide survivable, global, secure, protected and jam-resisting communications for high-priority military ground, fleet and air assets.
  • AF Week in Photos

    This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.
  • Major changes to medical policies good news for Reservists

    When Col. John Buterbaugh took the helm as the command surgeon at Air Force Reserve Command in late summer 2018, he wanted to make some bold changes to improve processes for the 70,000 Reserve Citizen Airmen serving around the world.
  • Airman leaves Dominican Republic to pursue the American dream

    Growing up in Consuelo, a small town in the Dominican Republic, an Airman from the 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron was torn between staying behind to help support his seven siblings or leaving to pursue the American dream.
  • Travis AFB poised to deliver after Hurricane Michael

    Within hours of Hurricane Michael’s landfall on the Florida Panhandle, a Travis Air Force Base, California, C-17 Globemaster III, with a crew from the 21st Airlift Squadron and the 860th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, took off to support civil authorities in humanitarian relief operations.
  • No laughing matter – 5th EAMS ‘Jokers’ play critical role in OIR

    With more than 1,000 successful missions in the last six months, the 5th Expeditionary Air Mobility Squadron, known as “the Jokers,” supports Operation Inherent Resolve’s busiest port in the area of responsibility at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia.
  • Airman shares story of family, service in wake of natural disasters

    Growing up in Puerto Rico five miles from Roosevelt Roads, one Airman from Travis Air Force Base, California knows all too well the dangers due to the location of the island. “Since I was a child, my family would always stock pile food and water in preparation for the hurricane season,” said Capt. Christian Ocasio, 821st Contingency Response Support Squadron civil engineering officer. “There would always be a powerful storm heading straight toward us, but would change directions at the last minute.” That’s exactly what Hurricane Irma did after devastating the U.S. Virgin Islands. In the wake of Hurricane Irma, Ocasio and his team were sent to the Virgin Islands to perform an airfield assessment of airports in St. Thomas and St. Croix.
  • 621st CRW Airmen deploy in response to Hurricane Irma

    The 821st Contingency Response Group from Travis Air Force Base, California, alerted a 64-person contingency response element to Marathon Regional Airport, located in the Florida Keys, where they arrived in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, Sept. 11, 2017.
  • Extending combat airpower to all corners of the globe

    Airmen with the Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Extender Aircraft Maintenance Unit here waste no time when answering the call to defend the nation -- even with little to no notice.
  • Adventure in Alaska: Officer looks to mush dogs in Iditarod

    Snow and trees are all that can be seen for miles while the bitter cold nips at any piece of exposed skin. Maj. Roger Lee can almost taste the frost touching his warm breath as he yells "mush" to command his 16 dogs to trudge across the vast landscape, breaking the deafening silence of his surroundings.
  • Travis Airman sings at the World Series

    It was a gorgeous fall evening Oct. 26, in San Francisco when a stadium full of 40,000 excited baseball fans paused to honor America during the seventh-inning stretch of Game 5 of the 2014 World Series.
  • Travis AFB makes boy superhero for a day

    As he puts on the uniform that resembles military desert camouflage, he is no longer a child -- he is a superhero. His mission is to use his extremely advanced fighting skills developed during his 11 years on earth to defeat the bad guys and rescue the good guys. His superhero instincts lead him to the inside of an aircraft with bad guys lurking behind every corner and his getaway helicopter awaits him outside.
  • Aircrew flight equipment shop to save $250K at Travis AFB

    Answering the call of Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Larry Spencer, Airmen from Travis Air Force Base’s aircrew flight equipment shop questioned the norm of a well-established process that eventually led to a local annual savings of nearly $250,000.
  • Captain goes from vow of silence to serving openly

    Capt. Robert MacArthur, a 60th Dental Squadron dentist, stayed in the closet during the armed forces' 17-year observance of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." Today, he serves openly and provides support to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community as the president of the LGBT Alliance, at Travis Air Force Base, Calif.
  • Airman serves with pride, joins Air Force after "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

    Airman 1st Class Leslie Wilson, a 60th Dental Squadron dental technician at Travis Air Force Base, discusses vulnerably and openly about the fact that she is a lesbian serving in the United States Air Force.
  • Maintainers use ultrasound to keep KC-10s ready to fly

    When most people hear the term ultrasound, they might think of the machine that helps monitor the health and development of the early stages of life. For the Airmen of the 60th Maintenance Squadron nondestructive inspections shop, an ultrasound inspection can be surprisingly similar to that.
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