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Garamendi meets with AMC commander

By From page A4 | January 08, 2014

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE — Rep.  John Garamendi vowed he will continue to work to ensure Travis Air Force Base remains central to the nation’s air mobility mission after meeting with Air Mobility Command commander Gen. Paul Selva last week.

Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, met with Selva Friday when the AMC commander visited Travis, according to a press release from Garamendi’s office.

The two men discussed Travis’ important role in air mobility and how to maintain that role into the future. They also discussed the future of the C-5, C-17 and KC-10 aircraft at Travis as well as the potential of bringing KC-46As here.

“I appreciate General Selva’s willingness to come to Travis to speak with me about the future of air mobility and Travis’ role in keeping America safe and secure,” Garamendi said in the release. “It was a productive and helpful conversation, and I look forward to working with him in the future.”

The KC-10s stationed at Travis are being considered for retirement as part of the Air Force’s efforts to meet federal budget reduction requirements.

“Should the KC-10 be decommissioned, then I, together with the Travis community, will work to assure that Travis and its personnel remain central to America’s air mobility mission with the addition of other key assets, such as the new KC-46A aerial tanker and additional C-17s,” Garamendi said in the release.

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Ian Thompson

Ian Thompson

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.
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  • Legend1949January 08, 2014 - 5:57 am

    Once again it's always good to be reminded that our Elected repersenitive is from a suburb of Sacramento, who could care less about Solano, unless it's getting something named for him, but the Yolo wild life area is in Yolo County

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  • Rich GiddensJanuary 08, 2014 - 8:53 am

    The meeting is not newsworthy or consequential. Garamendi is not the decider in all of those issues, the US Senate is. And when it comes time to decide, 98 US Senators will remember which State treated and maligned the military horribly, which State has peace creep anti-war protestors complaining outside the gates and which horrible community stupidly built 2 deadly bird attracting garbage landfills at either end of the runways of the largest AMC base in the United States.

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