Faces of Utah- U.S. Air Force Airman First Class Aniya Bobo

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U.S. Air Force Airman First Class Aniya Bobo, a services specialist, assigned to the 151st Services Flight, has served for three years in the Utah Air National Guard.

In 2019, Bobo decided to follow in her father's footsteps and join the military. She had a decision to make, either enlist as an Active-Duty Airmen or serve within the Air National Guard.

Services specialists are trained in a wide range of functions. They receive world-class training in meal preparation, the operation of maintaining lodging, restaurants, and fitness centers.

"The Utah Air National Guard stood out to me because of the education benefits and being close to the school I want to attend," said Bobo. "It was an easy decision choosing to serve in the Guard."

According to Bobo, she has a lot of experience in the food industry and enjoys it, however, is excited that she can do something different outside of the military. She plans on using State Tuition Assistance to enroll at the University of Utah and pursue a law degree.

"In services, the people are very friendly and family-oriented, and we're all kind of checking in on each other and making sure everyone's doing great," said Bobo. "If I need anything, I can count on my fellow Airmen.”

The 151st Services flight provides meals and administers fitness tests for over 1300 Utah Air National Guard personnel.

"If you don't know what you want to do in life. You could follow in my footsteps and join the Guard and see where it takes you," said Bobo. "I have not regretted my decision."