Operation Fan Mail, the program that recognizes military families and veterans at each Packers home game, will mark its 13th season in 2019, and the 11th year it has been presented by WPS Health Solutions or its affiliates.
The program, which debuted in 2007, is designed to honor families with a member who is on active duty, or a member who is a veteran. The Packers and WPS Health Solutions will host a family at each 2019 home game and recognize the members on the field during pregame activities. A total of 117 families have been saluted during the past 11 seasons.
"We are fortunate to have the opportunity to honor the brave men and women of our armed forces and their families through Operation Fan Mail for the 13th season," said Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy. "We are proud to recognize veterans and active military members and their loved ones for their sacrifice and dedication, and we are looking forward to thanking them in person at Lambeau Field."
"WPS Health Solutions is proud to be the long-term partner with the Packers on a program like Operation Fan Mail," said Scott Kowalski, WPS Executive Vice President, Marketing and Business Development. "Through our Military and Veterans Health division, WPS provides benefits administration for millions of active-duty military, veterans, and their families. We are also committed to helping veterans' groups in our community. For the 11th straight year, Operation Fan Mail is a chance for WPS to join the Packers in expressing appreciation to the men and women of the U.S. military for their commitment to defending freedom and their sacrifices for our nation. We look forward to another exciting season of Packers football as we support our armed forces."
The Packers and WPS Health Solutions 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 or online at packers.com/lambeau-field/operation-fan-mail.
Families intended for recognition are those that have a member serving on active duty, or a member who is a veteran. The family member can be a spouse, 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 and a $150 Packers Pro Shop gift card courtesy of WPS Health Solutions.