Travis Airmen, from left to right, Airman Basic Vincent Polanco, Airman Basic Derrick Sanchez and Airman Basic Jefferson Anthony sort toys, which will be sent to local non-profits to be distributed to needy children, as part of Travis' part of Toys for Tots. (Ian Thompson/Daily Republic)
Ian Thompson has worked for the Daily Republic longer than he cares to remember. A native of Oregon and a graduate of the University of Oregon, he pines for the motherland still. He covers Vacaville and Travis Air Force Base for the Daily Republic. He is an avid military history buff, wargamer and loves the great outdoors.