Military Crashpad is owned and operated by military members that have been in the same shoes as their customers. The company was started by someone who experienced the lack of comfortable military lodging during a training program to Altus AFB and knew there was a better way. As a result, Military Crashpad’s mission is to improve the lives of service members by providing comfortable and affordable housing options and other services.


Johnny Cruz Buckingham – Founder and CEO


Meet the CEO of Military Crashpad, Capt. Jonathan C. Buckingham, United States Air Force. Capt. Buckingham was trained as a KC-135 Aircraft Commander in the 92nd Air Refueling Wing. He served 5 deployments in Qatar, 1 in Afghanistan, and supported many more refueling missions across the world during his time at Fairchild AFB. Johnny is proud to serve his country through the Air Force and his fellow service members through Military Crashpad.

Johnny started the very first Altus Crash Pad in 2013 with his friend and business partner, Capt Chris Fei. Together they built the foundation for future Crashpads in Altus.

Because it was difficult for me, I want to make it better for the next guy” – JCB

Contact Johnny


Phone Number: 509 319 8328

Hatton Updike – CCO

Meet Military Crashpad’s Chief Communications Officer, Capt. Hatton C. Updike, USAF. His first assignment was at Laughlin AFB where he was a First Assignment Instructor Pilot (FAIP). While there he trained and certified over 180 USAF pilots and flew over 1000 hours. Now Hatton is stationed at McChord AFB flying C-17 Globemaster III pilot.

Hatton is in charge of customer outreach, content creation/acquisition, and public relations. His emphasis on professionalism and discipline is passed on to his co-workers and peers and has been an asset to Military Crashpad. He prides himself on the quality and hospitality that is provided to servicemen and women through Military Crashpad.

Hatton started the first Randolph PIT Pad in 2014 with his friend and fellow MC partner, Johnny. Together they built the foundation for our future PIT Pad at Randolph.


Contact Hatton


Phone Number: 480 250 5663



Dan Fulcoly – CSO

Capt. Dan Fulcoly is Military Crashpad’s, Chief Strategy Officer. Capt. Fulcoly is a distinguished Air Force Academy graduate where he earned degrees in Physics and Mathematics. He went on to earn a Master’s degree from MIT. After his 5 year commitment to the United States Air Force where he served as a Physicist for the Air Force Research Laboratory, he went on to join the Air Force Reserves while also working as a consultant at Boston Consulting Group. Dan is currently the Director of Operations Strategy at QTS, a publicly-traded data center company.

Dan’s dedication to his commitment to service is unwavering, and he is proud to continue his service through Military Crashpad, Inc. and the Air Force Reserves.

Contact Dan



Stephanie Buckingham – Customer Service Specialist


Meet Military Crashpad’s Customer Service Specialist, Stephanie R. Buckingham. Stephanie recently graduated from Lewis-Clark State University in Lewiston, ID where she majored in business with a minor in marketing. In addition to achieving a 4.0 academically, she was the captain and 4-year starter on the LCSC Women’s Tennis Team.

Her training on the court and education in the classroom is passed on to our customers through attention to detail and her pursuit of excellence. She prides herself on the quality, accuracy, and friendliness that she provides to servicemen and women through Military Crashpad.


Contact Stephanie


Phone Number: 509 460 0997


Ryan Wallway – Chief Quality Officer


Meet Military Crashpad’s Chief Quality Officer, Ryan Wallway. Ryan is in charge of ensuring the quality and integrity of each crash pad is maintained and upheld to our standards in order for our customer’s to feel comfortable and safe. He dedicates his time to touring the properties doing quality assurance inspections, testing different systems in the house, replacing any faulty equipment, and replacing any items requested by the tenants. 

Ryan is a 2013 graduate of the Air Force Academy where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Chinese. His first assignment was to Holloman AFB where he worked as a rocket sled design engineer for the 846 Test Squadron. He is currently a developmental engineer at Randolph AFB working for the AETC Studies and Analysis squadron and conducts operational testing on trainer aircraft. 


Contact Ryan


Phone Number: 970 623 1985