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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