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FBI Provides Update on Travis Air Force Base Security Incident

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  • 60th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — During a press conference at the Sacramento Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation today, the FBI provided an update regarding a March 21, 2018 attempted security breach at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, California.

 A vehicle entered the base without authorization and a fire occurred in the vehicle. The driver died at the scene. The investigation is in the early stages.

Travis Air Force Base first responders and local emergency officials responded to the incident, which took place at the main gate entrance. Travis AFB’s Explosives Ordnance Disposal Team, the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation also responded to the scene.

There are no current known threats to the base or community.

 “I am incredibly proud of how our first responders addressed the situation with the goal of keeping Travis and the local community out of harm’s way,” said Col. John Klein, 60th Air Mobility Wing commander. “They responded exactly as they have trained to do. Together with federal and local law enforcement, we can immediately and efficiently respond to threats and keep both our base personnel and the local community safe.”

 “Travis is ready at any time to defend the base and complete our mission,” said Chief Master Sgt. Steve Nichols, 60th AMW command chief. “Whether it relates to security, emergency response, or our day-to-day operations our Airmen are resilient and prepared for any challenge. We continue to conduct our mission of rapid global mobility.”

 The FBI is currently leading the joint investigation to determine the circumstances that led to the incident.

“We know that the community is concerned but we can assure everyone that we are unaware of any specific threat to Travis Air Force Base and the Fairfield community,” said FBI Sacramento Special Agent in Charge Sean Ragan. “We continue to seek the answer to the question of why this man acted in the manner he did. We appreciate the public’s concern and patience as we continue to follow all investigative leads in order to provide a factual basis for the events that occurred.”

 The driver of the vehicle was Hafiz Kazi, 51, of Sausalito.

 Within the vehicle, investigators found five propane tanks, a gym bag with personal effects, three phones, three plastic one-gallon gas cans, and several lighters.

Investigators have been reviewing all available information about Hafiz Kazi. If someone has information about Hafiz Kazi, they are encouraged to provide a tip online at or call the FBI Sacramento Field Office at 916-746-7000.

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