An official website of the United States government
Here's how you know
A .mil website belongs to an official U.S. Department of Defense organization in the United States.
A lock (lock ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .mil website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Investigation Underway for Travis AFB Gate Incident

  • Published
  • 60 AMW/PA

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.--Travis Air Force Base first responders are working with federal and local law enforcement agencies to investigate a security incident that occurred at the Travis Air Force Base main gate yesterday.

At approximately 7 p.m. March 21, 2018, Travis AFB first responders and Fairfield emergency officials responded to an incident where a car gained unauthorized access to Travis AFB through the main gate entrance. The car crashed shortly after entering the base and became engulfed in flames. Travis AFB security forces immediately responded. Additionally, the base’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal team, Office of Special Investigations and other responders were on scene.

The driver of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene. There were no additional fatalities or injuries. The identity of the individual has not been released at this time.

"The safety and welfare of our Airmen, their families and our local community is our top priority," said Col. John Klein, 60th Air Mobility Wing commander. "I am extremely proud of how our first responders quickly addressed the situation to keep Travis and the surrounding area out of harm’s way. We are fortunate to have enduring relationships with federal and local law enforcement, and will continue to work hand-in-hand with them through the investigation process."

Air Force Office of Special Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Sacramento Field Office, is jointly investigating this matter. No additional information is available at this time.

The investigation is ongoing and there are no current known threats to the base or community. The main gate has reopened and all other facilities are operating as normal.

For inquiries related to Travis AFB, contact the 60th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs office by calling (707) 424-2011 or emailing

For inquiries related to the investigation, contact the FBI Sacramento Public Information Office by calling (916) 746-8106 or emailing

# # #

About Travis Air Force Base: Travis is comprised of our host unit, the 60th Air Mobility Wing, along with the 621st Contingency Response Wing, the 349th Air Mobility Wing and more than 50 partner organizations, with more than 26,000 Travis active duty, reservists and civilian employees assigned. The 60th Air Mobility Wing is the largest air mobility organization in the Air Force with a versatile fleet of C-5M Super Galaxy and C-17 Globemaster III cargo and KC-10 Extender refueling aircraft. As the host unit of Travis Air Force Base, the wing controls more than $11 billion in total resources and handles more cargo and passengers than any other military air terminal in the United States. Travis is the West Coast terminal for aeromedical evacuation aircraft returning sick or injured patients from the Pacific area. For more information, go to