General: Travis won’t suffer from KC-10 retirement
A KC-10 Extender air tanker sits on the flight line at Travis Air Force Base as a C-17 Globemaster III comes in for a landing earlier this summer. (Brad Zweerink/Daily Republic file)
FAIRFIELD — The proposed retirement of the KC-10 air tanker fleet will not mean a loss of manpower at Travis Air Force Base when the KC-10 squadrons there are retired, a delegation of Solano County leaders were told when they met Monday with the commander of Air Mobility Command.
"A bridge mission would maintain the manpower," said Fairfield City Manager Sean Quinn, one of those who journeyed to Scott Air Force Base, Ill., for a meeting with Gen. Paul Selva.
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