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Air Force major from Albany retires

Maj. Anissa Reid Bowers was stationed at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois

Major Anissa Reid Bowers

Major Anissa Reid Bowers

ALBANY — Anissa Reid Bowers of Albany has retired from the U.S. Air Force at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois.

Bowers, an Air Force major, was executive officer to the director of financial management and comptroller.

She was responsible for the oversight of the financial planning and fiscal execution of the Air Force’s strategic transportation mission and the command’s $20 billion annual budget.

Bowers received numerous awards and decorations during her military career including the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, the Air Force Organizational Excellence Award and the Afghanistan Campaign Medal.

Bowers’ parents are Sylvia Roberts Watson and Willie Watson of Albany. Her grandmother is Charlie W. Roberts and her sister of Zaria Watson Hudson. She is married and has one son.