Travis Air Force Base is located in Northern California, close to the cities of Fairfield, Suisun City and Vacaville in Solano County. The Base is located between San Francisco and Sacramento. The closest airports to Travis are Sacramento, approximately 55 minutes, Oakland International, approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes and San Francisco International, approximately 1 hour and 25 minutes. Once at the airport, there are various shuttles, limo services, etc. to get you to the Base.
Travis Air Force Base is known as the 'Gateway to the Pacific' and handles more passenger traffic and more cargo than any other military air terminal in the US.
Travis AFB currently has approximately 7300 active USAF military personnel, 4300 Air Force Reserve personnel and approximately 3800 civilians, and is the largest employer in Solano County. Other large employers are Anheuser Busch, Jelly Belly, Kaiser Permanente, Co Part, Genentech and Sutter Medical.
Upon arriving at Travis AFB you will have many options for housing, both on-base and in the community. For all of Solano County the average price, which includes condos, townhomes and single family homes, is $201,951. The median price is $180,000.
Solano County School District consists of Benicia, Dixon, Fairfield/Suisun, Travis, Vacaville and Vallejo Unified School Districts. Solano County has 50 elementary, 11 middle and 18 high schools, along with charter schools and alternative schools, and Solano Community College.
Travis AFB hosts the largest inpatient military medical facility in the USAF, named the David Grant U.S. Air Force Medical Center.
Travis AFB offers a wide variety of recreation including an Aero Club, Aquatic Center, Auto Hobby Shop, Bowling Center, Cypress Lakes Golf Course, Theatre, Equestrian Center, Fitness Center and a Marina among other activities.
If you are a professional sports fan, the Bay Area has a lot to offer! The San Francisco Giants and the Oakland A's baseball teams; the San Francisco 49ers and the Oakland Raiders for football enthusiasts; NBA's Golden State Warriors, based in Oakland, and Sacramento Kings; and the San Jose Sharks for NHL Hockey fans.
Since Travis Air Force Base is just over an hour from San Francisco, when you hear people say they're going to 'the city,' it means they're heading into San Francisco. You'll also hear 'I'm going to BART it,' which means they are taking Bay Area Rapid Transport. (The nearest BART train is the North Concord/Martinez Station, about 30 miles away.)
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