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Travis 2nd for Air Force installation award

By From page A1 | March 09, 2014

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE — Travis finished second in the Air Force’s 2014 Commander in Chief’s Installation Excellence Award, according to an announcement late this week at the winning base in Oklahoma.

The Fairfield base will receive $500,000 to boost quality-of-life programs and projects as a result of its runner-up finish.

Travis was one of two finalists this year. The other was Altus Air Force Base in Altus, Okla. The finalists were announced in December, two months after Travis was named Air Mobility Command’s 2014 Commander in Chief Installation Award winner. A selection board visited each base to determine the overall winner. Altus receives $1 million for the win.

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III announced the results Thursday during a visit to Altus. The Oklahoma base will represent the Air Force for the Department of Defense’s 2014 Commander in Chief’s Installation Excellence Award.

The award was established in 1984 to recognize outstanding efforts to maintain and operate Department of Defense installations and to recognize which have done the best with their resources to support the mission. The award encourages base leaders to promote innovative and creative ways to enhance base services, facilities and quality of life.

Travis was one of two finalists in 2011 for the prestigious award at the Air Force level, which included $1 million for the winning base. Spangdahlem Air Base in Germany ended up winning the top honors. Travis was the winner at the Air Mobility Command level and was awarded $200,000.

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Glen Faison

Glen Faison

Glen Faison joined the Daily Republic as managing editor in September 2009. He previously worked as a reporter and editor for daily and weekly newspapers in the San Joaquin Valley for 20-plus years. His experience includes time as editor of the Golden Eagle, a military paper serving the Lemoore Naval Air Station. He graduated from Fresno State University with a bachelor's degree in journalism and bleeds Bulldogs red. He is an avid fan of the NFL's Washington team, and attended the 1988 NFC Championship Game against the Minnesota Vikings at RFK Stadium. He's a member of the Fairfield-Suisun Twilight Rotary Club and a board member for the Solano County Library Foundation. He married his wife, Jill, in 2005, and has three children: Courtni, Tyler and Hayli.
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