Kelliann Leli Wiki – Biography
Kelliann Leli Captain (Dr.) of Parlin, New Jersey died in a ‘non-combat related vehicle incident’ at Al Dhafra Air Base.
The Department of Defense has identified the airman who died in the United Arab Emirates.
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.
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 AFB. 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.
Leli was a doctor and assigned to the 60th Healthcare Operations Squadron at Travis Air Force Base, California and had been supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.
Kelliann Leli Age
Kelliann Leli has died at the age of 30-years-old.
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Family & Siblings
‘Our entire Travis family is beyond heartbroken over the tragic loss of our teammate, Kelliann,’ said Col. Corey Simmons, 60th Air Mobility Wing commander in a press release. ‘We are thinking of and praying for all her loved ones during this unfathomable time.’
‘Our Al Dhafra family is grieving the tragic loss of Capt. Kelliann Leli. She was an exceptional medic, officer, and teammate here, and her incredible presence will be deeply missed,’ said Brig. Gen. Larry Broadwell, 380th Air Expeditionary Wing Commander.
Cause of Death
The Department of Defense has identified the airman who died in the United Arab Emirates on Friday.
Captain (Dr.) Kelliann Leli, 30, of Parlin, New Jersey died in a ‘non-combat related vehicle incident’ at Al Dhafra Air Base.
No further details are being released by the Air Force while her death is under investigation, authorities said on Saturday.
An Air Force captain from central New Jersey has died in a car accident on a base in the United Arab Emirates, the Defense Department said Saturday.
Capt. (Dr.) Kelliann Leli, of the Middlesex County town of Parlin, died in a “non-combat related vehicle incident” at Al Dhafra Air Base on Friday, officials said.
‘I ask our deployed community to look after each other during this difficult time, to warmly remember the positive impact that Capt. Leli had on our team, and to keep her loved ones in your thoughts and prayers,’ Broadwell continued.
Tributes were paid to Leli online.
‘My heart is filled with sadness today at the loss of an amazing and brilliant friend. I had the privilege of knowing Kelliann Leli as a fellow medical student, a co-resident, and as my attending physician. Kelli’s outstanding clinical skill was outshined only by her compassion, positive attitude, and strong faith,’ wrote Mike Noble on Facebook.
‘It was an honor to know her, I will always look up to her strong leadership. I pray for her family, and take comfort knowing that she is in a better place.’
‘She was an amazing person. Always a smile on her face and willingness to help. She will be missed,’ said Manny Johal.
‘So very sad. She was an amazing person to work with,’ added Mary Eberle.
Currently there are 3,500 American military personnel stationed in the United Arab Emirates.
The country is a key strategic ally to the United States in dealing with Iran. The UAE was also one of the first nations in the Gulf region to normalize relations with Israel earlier this year.