Travis AFB Sustainability Study Report Final Executive Summary

What is the Travis Air Force Base Sustainability Study? The Travis Air Force Base Sustainability Study (TSS) was a cooperative planning effort between Travis Air Force Base (AFB), surrounding local jurisdictions, and the public to identify compatibility issues and collaborative opportunities in the areas surrounding the installation. The TSS was funded through a grant from the Office of Economic Adjustment, Department of Defense and managed by Solano County. The TSS was developed under the guidance of three main objectives: COLLABORATION. Promote collaborative planning between Travis AFB and the TSS Partners in order to facilitate a consistent and proactive approach in addressing compatibility issues, and potential opportunities in economic development, land use, and infrastructure. ACTIONS. Develop applicable strategies for avoiding or reducing compatibility issues identified and identifying opportunities for collaboration. Collaborative Planning The TSS planning process was designed to create a locally- based study that builds consensus and obtains support from the stakeholders involved. The public was involved in the development of this TSS by providing their perspective and feedback, both in the TSS public workshops and the use of the project website ( The development of the project was also guided by two committees composed of TSS Partner representatives: Policy Committee – Provided project oversight, reviewed draft document and accepted the final TSS documents. Technical Advisory Committee – Assisted in the identification and assessment of compatibility issues, provided feedback on report development, and assisted in the development and refinement of implementation strategies and tools. The Travis AFB TSS collaborative planning effort included the following project partners: „ „ City of Fairfield „ „ City of Suisun City „ „ City of Vacaville „ „ City of Vallejo „ „ Solano County „ „ Travis AFB Why Is It Important to Partner with Travis AFB? Travis AFB comprises 6,495 acres in Solano County, California, and serves as a critical Air Force global air mobility connection hub. The Base executes the four primary mobility capabilities – airlift, aerial refueling, aeromedical evacuation, and global reach laydown. The 60th Air Mobility Wing, the host unit at the Base, is the Air Force’s largest air mobility organization. Travis AFB also includes the 349th Air Mobility Wing, 621st Contingency Response Wing, and more than 50 other partner organizations. The Wings operate C-5, C-17, and KC-10 aircraft and provide rapid and precise global reach and mobility. Travis AFB’s mission footprint includes the Southwestern US Permanent C-17 Assault Landing Zone (ALZ) and the associated training area in Solano County and Special Use Airspace surrounding the Base. In addition, Travis AFB is home to the David Grant Medical Center, the largest Air Force medical facility. 13,400+ Travis AFB is the largest single contributor to the Solano County economy, contributing more than $1.6 billion annually to the local economy and employing more than 13,400 military and civilian personnel, 63 percent of which live in the local communities. In addition to its economic impact, Travis AFB also provides other important contributions to the region. Air Force members and employees provide numerous services to the surrounding area, including mutual aid and community services. EXECUTIVE UNDERSTANDING. Increase communication and understanding between Travis AFB and the surrounding community about the economic and physical relationship between Travis AFB and its neighbors. It is important to partner with Travis AFB on relevant and long- range planning projects to ensure the viability and sustainability of the economic and community benefit that it provides to the region. The TSS process strives to deepen the understanding of this mutual benefit. Travis AFB military and civilian personnel $1.6B Total annual economic impact of Travis AFB annually (payroll, contracts, estimated value of all jobs and local spending)