Travis AFB Airman dies in motorcycle crash off base

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TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – An Airman assigned to the 22nd Airlift Squadron, Travis AFB, California, was killed during an off-base motorcycle crash in San Mateo County April 3, 2021.

The deceased Airman has been identified as Staff Sgt. Zachary Pyle, 28, of Shawnee, Oklahoma. Pyle entered the Air Force April 3, 2012, and arrived at Travis AFB Nov. 28, 2018. Pyle served as a flight engineer for the C-5M Super Galaxy.

“I am completely heartbroken over the sudden and tragic death of one of our own, and I know this grief extends across the wing,” said Col. Corey A. Simmons, 60th Air Mobility Wing commander. “Our deepest condolences go out to family and friends during this unfathomable time.”

Wing chaplains, mental health professionals and counselors are available to assist those in need. Information on Travis AFB support services can be found at

For media queries, please contact 60th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs at 707-424-2010 or Information regarding the incident investigation can be directed to the California Highway Patrol.