***MEDIA RELEASE*** Travis airman laid to rest

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FAIRFIELD, Calif. – Maj. KelliAnn Leli, the Travis Air Force Base airman who died November 27 in a non-combat related vehicle incident at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, was laid to rest December 30.

Leli, 30, of Parlin, New Jersey, was buried with full military honors at Rockville Cemetery in Fairfield. 

She was assigned to the 60th Healthcare Operations Squadron, Travis AFB, California. 

“Living her best life was more than just about herself,” said Col. Kirstin Vitrikas, 60th Medical Group director for family residency program. “It was about helping others to live their best life. Living out her Catholic faith every day in the service she provided to her patients. It was about striving to be the best doctor she could be while making her family a priority. I think her short time with us sums up well in the phrase ‘live the life you love and love the life you live.’”

Leli was posthumously awarded the meritorious service medal, which was presented to her spouse, Maj. James Leli, 6th Air Refueling Squadron KC-10 Extender pilot, and her parents, Frank and Pat Seaman, at a memorial service January 7.

The incident that caused her death is still under investigation. For more information, media may contact the 60th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs office at 707-424-2011 or email 60AMWPA@us.af.mil.