Dedicated to the Preservation of the
U.S. Air Force Helicopter History
Travis William “Chevy” Chevallier Jr., Lt. Colonel, USAF (Retired)November 21, 1956 – September 22, 2018
Travis “Chevy” Chevallier RIP 2018, Sep 22
Father: Travis William SR Chevallier Jr.Mother: Laura Marie HauganChildren: Birth: 21 Nov 1956 West Monroe, Ouachita, Louisiana, USADeath: 22 Sep 2018 Tucson, Pima, Arizona, USAResidence: 1988 Lancaster, Los Angeles, California, USA
Lt. Col. USAF (retired) 1957-22 Sep 2018
As you may or may not know, we lost an Air Force Rescue icon in September. He died in Arizona from complications from Valley Fever, a desert fungal infection that invaded his lungs. His memorial ceremony will be 26 October at 1400 in the 943d MXG Hangar on Davis Monthan AFB, AZ. Everyone will be heading to Trident 3 for roast and toast following.
Travis “Chevy” Chevallier was the X-test pilot for the HH-60G in the early days when the RTO for 60G test was the 422 Test and Evaluation at Nellis. His vision for test organization which is now the 88th TES, and for modernizing the HH-60G is emblazoned all over your aircraft from the .50 cal and external gun mount, Block 152 features (APR-39B(V)2, SPS countermeasure system, HAVE CSAR), and more. His fingerprints are all over what you fly/flew since 1996. He continued his support for CSAR, DoD helicopter and other critical military programs after his USAF retirement working for MTSI. Personally, he was a close friend, a mentor, and kinda like the big brother I never had growing up. He was the linchpin in my continued technical learning, frequently helping me realize just how little I did know as he “schooled” me.
I hope you can make it to Tucson for the memorial. I’ll keep you updated if there are any changes.