Warrior of the Week: Senior Airman Aleiah Enders

Senior Airman Aleiah Enders, 319th Force Support Squadron fitness specialist, poses at mid-court of the fitness center August 25, 2015 on Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota. Enders was named the Warrior of the Week for the fourth week of August 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ryan Sparks/Released)

Senior Airman Aleiah Enders, 319th Force Support Squadron fitness specialist, poses at mid-court of the fitness center August 25, 2015 on Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota. Enders was named the Warrior of the Week for the fourth week of August 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ryan Sparks/Released)

GRAND FORKS AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. --

Name: Senior Airman Aleiah Nicole Enders

Unit: 319th Force Support Squadron

Duty title: Fitness Specialist

Time in service:  3 years, 8 months

Time on station:  3 years, 3 months

Hometown:  Wellsburg, W. Va.

Why is serving in the Air Force important to you?
Serving in the Air Force is very important to me because I feel as if I am part of something that is much bigger than I am. I am part of a family with an irreplaceable bond and we all respect each other for who we are because we share such a common interest.

What moment or accomplishment as a Warrior of the North are you most proud of and why?
I have had many proud moments since being stationed here at Grand Forks Air Force Base. I've been able to host many special events, been recognized in special ways and have been able to work with the best of the best people who have taught me to be a strong leader.

What is your favorite part of your job? 
My favorite part of my job is that I will never get bored with it. From cooking to fitness, mortuary to lodging and readiness, services is such a broad job and there are so many opportunities and things that I have learned that I can use whenever I leave the Air Force.

Who or what inspires you and why?
My future and my family inspire me. I have met a lot of inspiring people on my military journey and the Air Force has molded me into the person that I have always wanted to be.

What's the first thing that made you think Grand Forks Air Force Base was a cool place other than the temperature or weather?
I didn't even know Grand Forks existed before I was stationed here. I am happy that I got to experience a place that I probably never would have seen without joining the military.

Do you have any military service family members or anyone close to you that has served? If so when and where did they serve?
My aunt served 24 years in the United States Army. She worked in personnel and she traveled all around the world with her most recent stations in Germany and North Carolina. My grandfather also served 20 years in the United States Army.  He was a chef and he spent most of his enlistment on overseas tours.