Travis AFB to conduct readiness exercise

Travis Air Force Base will conduct a week-long readiness exercise May 14-18.
Residents in the surrounding communities of Travis Air Force Base can expect to hear excess noise due to the installation’s emergency notification system, known as the Giant Voice, including in the evening.

The Giant Voice is commonly used at Air Force and other Department of Defense installations to provide emergency notifications to the surrounding area. Individuals on and off base may hear frequent tones and voice announcements during the week.

“Travis’ primary mission is to rapidly project American power, anytime…anywhere,” said Col. John Klein, 60th Air Mobility Wing commander. “We strive to be America’s finest mobility force and we must continue to train to ensure full spectrum readiness that meets today’s demands while preparing for tomorrow.”

The words “exercise, exercise, exercise” will be used before and after the voice or tone announcements. Sirens and alarms heard from the base are used to simulate a realistic environment in which base personnel can properly train and respond. No action needs to be taken by the public during these exercise tones and voice announcements.

Exercises fine-tune and advance Airmen’s readiness and ability to execute and sustain rapid global mobility around the world.

For more information, contact 60th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs at 707.424.2011 or via email.