The Travis-based 60th Air Mobility Wing’s mission is to rapidly project American power around the world at a moment’s notice. Without the likes of the 6th Aerial Refueling Squadron’s KC-10A Extenders, it would be an impossible task.

KC-10A serial 83-0078, callsign ‘Quest 65’, on short finals to land at Travis AFB while performing some local pattern work for crew training.

KNOWN TO AIRCREWS as the ‘Gateway to the Pacific’, more passengers and cargo pass through Travis AFB’s cavernous military air terminal in each year than any other in the United States. Located in the San Francisco Bay area, three miles east of Fairfield, Travis is home to the 60th Air Mobility Wing, the largest organization of its type in the air force. Its mission is simple — to rapidly project American power around the world as required, any time, anywhere. On top of that, it is responsible for global strategic airlift and aerial refueling.

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