Travis AFB Airman dead in San Jose

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  • By 60th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs

Tech. Sgt. Paul Sugarman, 22nd Airlift Squadron loadmaster and noncommissioned officer in charge of plans, died March 5 in San Jose, California.

Sugarman was originally from San Jose, California. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in September 2013 and arrived at Travis AFB in October 2019.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to Tech. Sgt Sugarman’s family, friends and teammates,” said Lt Col. Tyler Marcotte, 22nd AS commander. “He was an amazing loadmaster, noncommissioned officer, and a great friend to many. He will be greatly missed by all the men and women of the 22nd Airlift Squadron.”

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of Tech. Sgt Sugarman, one of our Team Travis members,” said Col. Derek Salmi, 60th Air Mobility Wing commander. “We extend our sincere condolences to those affected by this loss.”

The Air Force Office of Special Investigations is working in coordination with Santa Clara County coroner’s office to investigate the incident.

For more information, contact 60th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs at 707-424-2011 or email


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