Congressman John Garamendi

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Congressman Garamendi Meets with Air Mobility Command General Selva at Travis Air Force Base

January 3, 2014
Press Release

FAIRFIELD, CA – Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA), a Member of the House Armed Services Committee, today met with General Paul J. Selva, Commander of the Air Mobility Command, to discuss Travis Air Force Base’s strategic importance in air mobility and how to maintain that importance now and into the future. The two discussed the current status of the C-5, C-17, and KC-10 at Travis and potential future developments, including the possible additional of the KC-46A fleet.

“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,” said Congressman Garamendi. “It was a productive and helpful conversation, and I look forward to working with him in the future.”

Travis Air Force Base is a key facility in America’s defense. They discussed the current status of the KC-10 aerial tanker and transport presently stationed at Travis and the fact that it may be decommissioned.

“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,” added Garamendi.

General Selva is based out of Scott Air Force Base in Illinois. Air Mobility Command's mission is to provide rapid, global mobility and sustainment for America's armed forces. The command also plays a crucial role in providing humanitarian support at home and around the world. The men and women of AMC - active duty, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve and civilians - provide airlift, aerial refueling, special air mission and aeromedical evacuation.

Congresssman Garamendi represents California’s 3rd Congressional District, which includes Travis and Beale Air Force Bases and a population of thousands of servicemembers, reservists, veterans, and their families.