Green Bay Packers: Senior Airman Zach Harrison saluted for Operation Fan Mail
Green Bay Packers
GREEN BAY, Wis.—Sept. 10, 2017—The Green Bay Packers and WPS Health Solutions paid special tribute to Air Force Senior Airman Zach Harrison and his family during Sunday’s Packers-Seahawks game for Operation Fan Mail.
Harrison, originally from Florence, Wisconsin, has been serving in the Air Force for five years, after joining in September of 2012. He is a military working dog handler, and has been deployed twice to the Middle East. He will be deployed next month for a third time to the same region, and currently is stationed in Valdosta, Georgia.
Many of Harrison’s family members also have served in the military, with his mother serving for 24 years in the Navy, his father serving for eight years in the Navy and his stepfather serving for four years in the Army.
A lifelong Packers fan, Harrison attended Sunday’s game with his wife, Mikayla, and his aunt and uncle, Lorraine and John Gibson.
Operation Fan Mail, which debuted in 2007, is designed to recognize families with a member who is on active duty. The Packers and WPS Health Solutions will host a family at each 2017 home game and recognize them on the field during pregame activities. A total of 100 individuals or families have been recognized through the program thus far.
To choose families, 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 fan should be saluted. Essays can be sent to: Operation Fan Mail, P.O. Box 10628, Green Bay, WI, 54307-0628 or http://nfl.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. 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.
Senior Airman Zach Harrison is shown with his wife, Mikayla, and his aunt and uncle, Lorraine and John Gibson. (Photo by Katie Hermsen/Green Bay Packers)
About WPS Health Solutions
WPS Health Solutions is a nationally regarded government contractor and a leading Wisconsin not-for-profit health insurer. The WPS Health Insurance division offers affordable health plans and benefits administration. The WPS Government Health Administrators division administers Part A and B Medicare benefits for millions of seniors in multiple states, and the WPS Military and Veterans Health division serves millions more members who are active in the U.S. military, veterans and their families. In 2017, the international Ethisphere® Institute named WPS one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® for the eighth straight year. For more information, please visit wpshealthsolutions.com.