Historic California Posts, Camps, Stations and Airfields
Fairfield Storage Site

Fairfield Storage Site was an ordnance and ammunition storage site located adjacent to Travis Air Force Base. The site consisted of approximately 880 acres and was acquired by authority of Real Estate Directives dated June 29, 1951 and August 5, 1952 in seven tracts. Of the 860 acres, 780 acres were acquired in fee by condemnation and 100 acres were transferred by grant deed.
The property was acquired by the Army for the establishment of an ammuntion supply point. It included rail facilities and surrounding safety zone. The Army had constructed approximatey 75
structures, including six large (Buildings 986, 988, 990, 992, 994 and 996) and two smaller (Buildings 982 and 984) "igloo" ammunition storage bunkers, on the site. The site has been under Department of the Army or Air Force ownership since initial aquisition.
Upon completion of construction, the entire site, with improvements, was transferred to the Air Force by letter from the Secretary of the Army, dated 24 September 1957. At some time after the transfer to the Air Force, the site was developed into a Morale, Welfare and Recreation area that included riding stable and Travis Air Force Base Aero Clubs flight strip and hanger. As indicated, the property is currently under Air Force control and is the site of David Grant Air Force Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base.
Corps of Engineers Real Estate Map
Source Sacramento District US Army Corps of Engineers
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