Congressman John Garamendi

Representing the 3rd District of California
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Congressman Garamendi Meets with Air Mobility Command’s General Everhart at Travis, Recology Composting Facility in Dixon

January 18, 2017
Press Release


Left: Rep. Garamendi and General Everhart discuss Travis’s KC-46A mission.

Right: Garamendi meets with leaders at Recology to learn about their modern composting facility.

FAIRFIELD, CA – Yesterday, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City, CA) met with General Carlton Everhart, Commander of Air Mobility Command, at Travis Air Force Base for a conversation on the future of the KC-46A air refueling tanker mission. Garamendi, who serves on the House Armed Services Committee, worked closely with his Congressional colleagues, leaders in the Department of Defense, and the Travis Community Consortium to secure the KC-46A at Travis.

“Travis Air Force Base has a bright future now that the KC-46A mission is slated for the base. The new KC-46A mission makes the future of Travis more secure than ever,” Congressman Garamendi said. “General Everhart and I had a good conversation on the next steps to ensure a smooth transition. Solano County is lucky to have so many leaders in military and civilian life focused on Travis’s continued success.”

Travis AFB is currently scheduled to host 24 KC-46A aircraft. According to Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James, a routine environmental review will be completed by the summer of 2018, with delivery of the aircraft scheduled to begin in 2020. The KC-10 Extender mission will continue until that time.

More information on Travis’s role in the KC-46A mission is available here:

Earlier in the day, Congressman Garamendi visited the Recology Dixon Recycling Center to learn more about their composting facilities.

“Recology’s work is incredibly important in our efforts to reduce waste, provide renewable energy, and address the climate crisis,” Garamendi said. “I was grateful for the opportunity to meet with leaders in our community who understand that we must proactively protect the environment.”

Green energy has long been a focus of the Congressman’s. As a state legislator, Garamendi authored the nation’s first state tax credit for alternative energy.