Faces of Utah- U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Tammy Annis

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U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Tammy Annis is the Military Personnel Section Superintendent for the 151st Air Refueling Wing.

MPS has a very high operations tempo, from prepping for exercises, conducting training, and assisting customers on base. Although Annis enjoys that there is always something to do, she mostly enjoys interacting with the people.

"I really love the people I work with. They are competent and capable. I also love working with, and helping the customers who come to the counter,” said Annis. "I can't stress how important the people are to me here. It really is like a family.”

Airmen join the Air National Guard for various reasons, Annis made the choice to join the Military during a difficult time in her life. Joining in October 2008, she saw how her family members were supported by the military, her older brother is a Marine and younger sister served in the Air Force, so she thought joining would be a good idea.

“At the time, I was going through a divorce, and I needed to figure out what to do with my life moving forward,” said Annis. “Having immigrated to the U.S. from New Zealand as a child, I also felt a sense of patriotism and a desire to give back to the country that had given my family so much.”

Annis has had the chance to serve in multiple roles during her career with the Utah Air National Guard. She credits her success to those who have mentored her along the way, as well as seeking out different opportunities. She recommends those interested in joining the Air National Guard to come in with an open mind.

“There’s a lot that you can do in the Guard with multiple paths available if you’re willing to look for it,” said Annis. “Airmen receive training and job experience, which can also translate to a job outside of the Guard. It can even help pay for your education to earn a degree. So this career path can be really fulfilling.”