349th Air Mobility Wing
  • Reserve unit gets rare opportunity to refuel Ospreys

    In a rare opportunity, the 79th Air Refueling Squadron, here refueled two CV-22 Ospreys during a routine training mission near Fresno, Jan. 15, 2018. Assigned under the Air Force Reserve’s 349th Air Mobility Wing, the squadron flies the KC-10 Extender.
  • FEMA assigns Travis as installation support base for Wine Country Fire

    At the request of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency, Travis was designated an installation support base during the response to the Atlas Fire, which has spread across Northern California since Oct. 8.The base will house one bus, three tractor trailers with food, 15 ambulances and 30 personnel from FEMA,
  • Patriot Wyvern tests Airmen’s skills during unit inspection

    Members of the 349th Air Mobility Wing participated in a Patriot Wyvern exercise putting their readiness skills to the test at Travis Air Force Base, California, July 22 – 23.
  • Patriot Delta prepares AES units for deployment

    The 349th Air Mobility Wing hosted an aeromedical evacuation training exercise, Patriot Delta, on March 24 to March 26 at Travis Air Force Base.“We did the whole ground operations as well as flying for patient movement on a C-130 Hercules, KC-135 Stratotanker and a C-17 Globemaster III,” said Col. Jeanne LaFountain, 349th AES commander. “The
  • Marking Change: Capt. Kim Burford

    She saw her. The scared little girl was only five or six years old. The girl needed her help, having possibly never sought dental care before. The tiny patient was in pain. Her mother tried to calm her, but she did not understand. The young dentist tried to sooth her fears, but did not prevail. Her tiny face is now engrained in the dentist’s mind
  • Marking Change: Senior Airman Cassandra Hickman

    The cargo pallet glides smoothly down the flight deck into place. She moves through the compartment confidently, inspecting each pallet as she circles. Before the aircraft jets off to foreign lands, she verifies proper weight distribution, cargo placement and that the pallets are secured. During flight, she ensures the comfort of passengers and
  • Patriot Wyvern hones 349th AMW readiness skills

    Citizen Airmen from the 349th Air Mobility Wing took part in a Patriot Wyvern exercise here Feb. 10 – 12.  Patriot Wyvern, held twice a year, brings together organizations across the unit for the common purpose of ensuring mission-ready Citizen Airmen for worldwide contingency operations. Over the course of the unit training assembly weekend,
  • Team Travis Wrench Week 2017

    Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Perdido, Staff Sgt. Derrik Miller and Tech. Sgt. A.J. Hunt (kneeling), 749th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chiefs, conduct an operations check on the engine of a KC-10 Extender Feb. 9, 2017 at Travis Air Force Base, Calif. The Citizen Airmen worked through wind and rain throughout the day, but for these committed
  • Citizen Airmen embrace, extend ‘Old Glory’

    At a solemn commemoration ceremony this morning marking the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, an American flag flew over the battleship USS Arizona Memorial, where 1,177 Sailors lost their lives Dec. 7, 1941.
  • Reservists rescue aircraft crash victim

    Capt. Jared Wahleithner and 1st Lt. Christopher Dempsey, KC-10 Extender pilots with the 70th Air Refueling Squadron, used years of aircrew survival and first aid and buddy care training to help rescue an aircraft crash victim Sept. 17, 2016. The Citizen Airmen were taking part in the annual Clear Lake Splash In at Clear Lake, Calif. They knew the Grumman Widgeon was in trouble when they noticed its landing gear was still extended as it descended toward the water.