The Green Bay Packers and Arise Health Plan paid special tribute to Capt. Shannon Frazier and her family during Sunday's Packers-Vikings game for 'Operation Fan Mail.'
Frazier, originally from Oconto, Wis., has served in the U.S. Army since 1996, when she enlisted as an automated logistical specialist.
During her 19 years in the military, she has served as budget officer for the United States Army Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg, N.C. While in this position, she was twice deployed to Afghanistan and served as a military liaison at the Office of the Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) in the Pentagon.
Capt. Frazier has participated in five combat deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Inherent Resolve. She is part of a family tradition of military service, as her father, Barry Danford, is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, and her nephew, Spc. Nathan Danford, serves in the U.S. Army Reserves.
Currently, Capt. Frazier is assigned as the Commander of Charlie Detachment, 4th Financial Management Support Unit, at Fort Bliss, Texas, and she has just returned from a nine-month deployment to Qatar.
Capt. Frazier attended Sunday's game with her mother, Suzann, and her sisters, Stacy and Sandra.
Operation Fan Mail, which debuted in 2007, is designed to recognize families with a member who is on active duty. The Packers and Arise Health Plan hosted a family at each 2015 home game and recognized them on the field during pregame activities. A total of 85 individuals or families have been recognized through the program thus far.
To choose families, the Packers and Arise Health Plan are asking interested families, or friends of eligible families, to submit an essay, 500 words or less, on why a particular fan 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 to the Packers online at packers.com/gameday/gameday_promotions/operation_fan_mail.
In addition to being recognized on-field prior to the game, selected families receive four tickets to the game and a care package from Arise Health Plan. Families intended for recognition are those that have a member serving on active duty. The family member can be a spouse, mother, father, son, daughter or sibling.