(From left to right) Capt. Michael Dandurand, Chaplain assigned to the 180th Fighter Wing, Col. William Gieze, Vice Wing Commander of the 180th Fighter Wing, Bishop Daniel Thomas, and Randy Gasser, Employer Support of the Guard and reserve Ombudsman Director, pose for a photo outside of Holy Trinity Parish in Swanton, Ohio after presenting Bishop Thomas with the Patriot Award May 19, 2019. Bishop Thomas was nominated for the award by Capt. Dandurand. The Patriot Award reflects the efforts made to support citizen warriors through a wise-range of measures including flexible schedule, time off prior to and after deployment, caring for families, and granting leaves of absence if needed, which helps Airmen complete their mission.
(U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Kregg York)
Bishop Receives Patriot Award