A Travis Air Force Base doctor who was deployed to the United Arab Emirates in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel died in a “non-combat related vehicle accident at Al-Dhafra Air Base” on Nov. 27, a 60th Air Mobility Wing release stated.
Capt. Kelliann Leli, a 30-year-old Airman from Parlin, N.J., was a physician assigned to the 60th Healthcare Operations Squadron and the David Grant USAF Medical Center’s Family Medicine Clinic, the wing wrote.
It was the U.S. Air Force Academy alumna’s first deployment, the release added.
“Our entire Travis family is beyond heartbroken over the tragic loss of our teammate, Kelliann,” said 60th Air Mobility Wing Commander Col. Corey A. Simmons in the release. “We are thinking of and praying for all her loved ones during this unfathomable time.”
An investigation into the incident is underway, the wing wrote.