The Department of Defense announced the death of an airman in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel on Saturday.

Capt. (Dr.) Kelliann Leli, 30, of Parlin, New Jersey, died on November 27 in a non-combat vehicle accident at Al Dhafra Air Base in the United Arab Emirates. The cause of the incident is being investigated.

“Our entire Travis family is heartbroken over the tragic loss of our teammate Kelliann. We think of and …

Posted by Travis Air Force Base on Saturday Nov 28th, 2020

Leli was with the 60th Health Surgery Squadron at Travis Air Force Base, California. During her deployment, she was assigned to the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing.

She was married to Captain Jimmy Leli, a KC-10 extender pilot in the 6th Air Refueling Squadron in Travis.

According to a press release from Travis, a U.S. Air Force Academy graduate in Colorado Springs, Leli received her assignment in 2012 before completing her medical program. She arrived at the base in June 2016 and was admitted to the Family Medicine Clinic at David Grant USAF Medical Center. This was her first assignment.

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