The Department of Defense announced Saturday the death of an airman who was supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.
Capt. (Dr.) Kelliann Leli, 30, of Parlin, New Jersey, died Nov. 27 in a non-combat related vehicle incident at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. The cause of the incident is under investigation.
Leli was with the 60th Healthcare Operations Squadron at Travis Air Force Base, California. While deployed, she was assigned to the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing.
She was married to Capt. Jimmy Leli, a KC-10 Extender pilot in the 6th Aerial Refueling Squadron at Travis.
A graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Leli earned her commission in 2012 before completing her medical program, according to a news release from Travis. She arrived at the base in June 2016, and was assigned to the Family Medicine Clinic at David Grant USAF Medical Center. This was her first deployment.
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