180th Members Win State Honors
By Lt. Col. Tom Gee, 180th Public Affairs
/ Published January 20, 2009
February 2009 -- The State of Ohio Command Chief Christopher Muncy recently announced the Airman of Year winners for Ohio with 180th members earning honors at the Airman, Noncommissioned Officer and also Human Resources Advisor of Year categories.
Recently promoted Staff Sgt. Paul Dangelo was named "Airman of the Year", Tech. Sgt. Janeen Przysiecki captured "NCO of the Year" and Senior Master Sgt. Lee Ann Burgy won "Human Resources Advisor of Year". Dangelo, Przysiecki and Burgy will all move on and compete at the National Guard Bureau level.
"We had a lot of outstanding packages and as always some absolutely amazing Airmen in Ohio!" said Muncy. "Their accomplishments, education and deployments just blew us away."
Dangelo, an operations intelligence journeyman in the Operations Group was honored to earn the award.
"I am obviously very excited, humbled and honored to win this award," said Dangelo.
Dangelo currently resides in Columbus, Ohio and is a full-time student at The Ohio State University.
Przysiecki, a medical service Craftsman in the 112th Fighter Squadron was not only excited for herself but for the unit when learning the news of her selection.
"I am very excited about the award and even more excited for the 180th Fighter Wing," said Przysiecki. "No one gets here without being with great supervisors and I appreciate all of the guidance and support that I have received." This is truly a shared victory."
Przysiecki, a resident of Rossford, Ohio is employed fulltime at Jobst Vascular Center in Toledo, Ohio where she functions as a Research Coordinator.
"I am here to tell you that we are raising the bar, one Airman at a time," said Burgy, when she heard she had been selected as the state Human Resources Advisor of the Year.
Burgy had several outstanding achievements in 2008 including her participation in several events including the Patriot's Day "Support the Troops Rally" and WTVG 13 ABC Roundtable discussion on veteran's participation in Toledo's "Heroes in Action" program. She is the manager of the Diversity Education and Awareness program and active member of the 180th Fighter Wing Honor Guard. Burgy is also a member of the unit's Top 3 Council, Ohio National Guard Enlisted Association and Air Force Sergeant's Association.
Congratulations to our distinguished winners and the best of luck in the upcoming National Guard Bureau competition.