Marine Capt. Jeremy Hoffman, his brother, Army Lt. Adam Hoffman, and their family will be guests of the Packers and Festival Foods at Sunday's game vs. the Oakland Raiders for 'Operation Fan Mail.'
Capt. Jeremy Hoffmann, a Milwaukee native, currently serves as Executive Officer for Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment. He recently served in Camp Fallujah, Iraq, from September 2006 through April 2007, and was responsible for all combat missions run out of Forward Operating Base Gold. He earlier graduated from the United States Naval Academy where he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps in May 1999 and selected to attend Graduate School at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He later served with Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment based in Madison, Wis., as a platoon commander and served in Lutafiyah, Iraq, from September 2004 until April 2005, where he helped provide security for the first democratic elections in the history of the country.
Lt. Adam Hoffmann, also a Milwaukee native, and his family currently are stationed at Fort Carson, Colo. Hoffmann presently is serving as a Platoon Leader for Apache Troop, 4th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment out of Fort Carson. He presently is in Kuwait with his unit preparing to deploy to Baghdad. He originally enlisted in December 1998 and spent the first six years of his career as an Intelligence Analyst, achieving the rank of Staff Sergeant. He later received his Commission through Officer Candidate School, graduating Armor Officer Basic Course and Scout Leader's Course in March 2006. His previous deployments include one tour in Kosovo (1999) and one tour in Iraq (2006).
Joining Jeremy Sunday will be his father, Jay, Adam's wife, Kelli, and Adam's son, Connor.
New this season, 'Operation Fan Mail' is a program in which the Green Bay Packers and Festival Foods recognize a military family at each home game.
To choose families, the Packers and Festival Foods are asking interested families, or friends of eligible families, to submit an essay, 500 words or less, on why a particular family should be saluted. Essays can be sent to: Operation Fan Mail, P.O. Box 10628, Green Bay, WI, 54307-0628. Essays also can be submitted online.
Families intended for recognition are those that have a member serving on active duty away from home. The family member can be a mother, father, son, daughter or sibling.
In addition to being recognized on-field prior to the game, selected families will receive four tickets to the game, a $100 gift certificate to Festival Foods and a care package from the Packers and Festival Foods.
Another feature of the program invites the public to write letters of the support to the troops. The letters can be dropped off at any Festival Foods location and then will be sent to members of the military on active duty.