Travis Air Force Base is located within the City of Fairfield, in the northeast part of town. Known as the "Gateway to the Pacific", Travis Air Force Base handles more cargo and passenger traffic through its airport than any other military air terminal in the United States. The Base has a long and proud history of supporting humanitarian airlift operations at home and around the world. Today, the base includes approximately 7,393 active military personnel, 3,692 civilians and 3,257 reservists.
Travis AFB has a major impact on the community as a number of military families and retirees have chosen to make Fairfield their permanent home. Travis AFB is the largest employer in the City and Solano County as well, and the massive Travis workforce has a local economic impact of more than $1 billion annually. The base also contributes a large number of highly skilled people to the local labor pool. David Grant Medical Center, a 265-bed, $200 million dollar facility, serves both in-service and retired military.