Salutes & Awards

October 4, 2013

Thunderbolt of the Week

Staff Sgt. Janessa Nuzzi
56th Dental Squadron
Dental assistant

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Hometown: Wolcott, Conn.

Years in service: Nine

Education: Community College of the Air Force degree in dental assistance;
bachelor’s degree in management/human resources from Park University

Previous assignments: Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas; Aviano Air Base, Italy

Inspirations: My family shows me what’s important in life; I want to make them proud

Goals: Make technical sergeant, finish a Master of Business Administration degree

Greatest feat: Being a mom

Famous last words: “Family is not an important thing; it is everything.”

Off-duty interests: Hanging with family, friends

Commander’s comments: “Sergeant Nuzzi’s outstanding leadership and professionalism are unparalleled,” said Col. Larry Evans, 56th Dental Squadron commander. “She manages the Dental Readiness Assurance Program, which has a 98 percent readiness rate, 3 percent above goal. She reviews records to ensure zero discrepancies. She is the only trained ortho technician and fills in as a dental cleaning provider. She was handpicked as the squadron lead to ensure all dental programs are in compliance and ready for inspection. She is an example for squadron and group staff to follow.”




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