Memorial service for cadet killed in skydiving accident is May 18


A memorial service will be held for Cadet Cadet 1st Class Kaleb Estes at 1:30 p.m., May 18, in the Cadet Protestant Chapel.  

Authorities continue to investigate Estes' death; he died May 7 in a commercial skydiving accident near Ellicott.


“We are deeply saddened by the loss of Kaleb Estes and our thoughts are with his friends, his classmates and loved ones,” said Lt. Gen. Michelle D. Johnson, the Academy’s superintendent. “We are ready to support Cadet Estes’ family and well as his Academy family through this difficult time.”


Estes, 25, was assigned to Cadet Squadron 39. He is survived by his father, Keith, and mother, Melissa Estes.


The legal office at the Air Force Academy advises any person, firm or corporation with claims against the estate of Estes submit their claim to the Academy Staff Judge Advocate Office by June 2.


Call 333-2471 for more information on submitting a claim.