February 1, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC-Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City), who represents Travis Air Force Base in the House of Representatives, congratulated Travis and the communities of Solano County on being named a Preferred Site for basing the KC-46A tanker mission.
“The Air Force made the right decision, and I couldn’t be happier,” said Representative Garamendi. “Travis Air Force Base is the gateway to the Pacific. Its community support, infrastructure, personnel, and geographic location make it the ideal choice to base the KC-46A tanker. I thank Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James for conducting a thorough and transparent strategic basing process.”
“This decision demonstrates the Air Force’s commitment to Travis as a base that will continue to play a crucial role in our national defense for many decades to come. The future of Travis today is more secure than ever.”
Travis AFB is currently scheduled to host 24 KC-46A aircraft. According to Secretary James, a routine environmental review will be completed by the summer of 2018, with delivery of the aircraft scheduled to begin in 2020. The KC-10 Extender mission will continue until that time.