Thank you for your wonderful generosity in surpassing the initial $1,650 goal in funding a memorial cabinet for 2nd Lt. Travis Wilkie, to be located in his graduating squadron, Cadet Squadron 5. The memorial cabinet will contain a story board of his life and accomplishments as well as memorabilia donated by squadron mates, friends and family.
In continuing to honor 2nd Lt. Travis Wilkie, gifts can continue to be made, with additional donated monies supporting improvements within the Cadet Squadron 5 meeting room and work area.
2nd Lt. Travis B. Wilkie, a 2018 graduate of the Air Force Academy, was killed in a T-38 flight training accident on November 21, 2019 at Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma. He was a member of the 71st Student Squadron where he served as a T-6A and T-38C Student Pilot.
Wilkie was an incredible cadet, student and athlete. He played catcher for the Air Force Falcons baseball team and was a three-year letter winner. He graduated with a degree in Systems Engineering. As a T-6 student, Wilkie hit the ground running and led the way as a team player and a dedicated student. His great attitude and unrivaled work ethic earned him Echo Flight’s “Hard Charger” Award. As a student in T-38s, Wilkie was known as a true professional and faced all challenges with a smile.
Wilkie is survived by his wife Peyton, as well as his parents Donald and Carlene and sister Cameron.