Travis Airman dies en route to base hospital

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TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – An Airman assigned to the 860th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Travis AFB, California, died en route to David Grant USAF Medical Center from his on-base residence April 16, 2021.

The deceased Airman has been identified as Tech. Sgt. Aaron Cardin, 42, of Shelton, Wash. Cardin entered the Air Force May 9, 2013, and arrived at Travis AFB Dec. 3, 2020. Cardin served as the lead technician for the electro-environmental shop for the C-17 Globemaster III.

First responders were called to his on-base residence for emergency services. He died during transport to the hospital. 

“Any loss of a teammate is devastating, but this has been a profoundly hard season for the wing,” said Col. Corey A. Simmons, 60th Air Mobility Wing commander. “We are keeping Aaron’s family and friends in our prayers, and wrapping our arms around the entire team through this grief.”

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

The cause of death has not been determined at this time. For queries, please contact 60th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs at 707-424-2010 or