Leaders from Travis Air Force Base in northern California and surrounding communities have signed a memorandum of understanding to increase collaboration under the Air Force Community Partnership program, an initiative aimed at enhancing mission effectiveness for the base and quality of life for personnel at Travis and their neighbors.
The agreement also established the Travis Community Partnership Leadership Committee, according to the base’s public affairs office.
Mayors from Fairfield, Vacaville, Suisun City, Dixon, Vallejo and Benicia signed the agreement, along with the chairwoman of the Solano County Board of Supervisors and a representative from the Solano Economic Development Corp., reported the Daily Republic. The mayor of Rio Vista plans to sign the agreement shortly.
The agreement outlines a process for identifying functions and services in which further collaboration could generate benefits for Travis and local municipalities.
A handful of partnering initiatives already are under way. Earlier this year, Travis opened up a multipurpose training site for emergency responders from the installation, as well as local and federal law enforcement agencies, to train together and integrate operations. The site offers training opportunities for security and law enforcement, fire, medical and emergency ordnance disposal personnel.
Vacaville is charging resident rates for recreational programs offered by the city to military families, regardless of their residence. This program includes discounts at community swimming pools and for youth and adult recreation activities.