GREEN BAY, Wis.-Dec. 11, 2016
The Green Bay Packers and WPS Health Solutions paid special tribute to Marine Capt. Andrew White and his family during Sunday’s Packers-Seahawks game for Operation Fan Mail.
White, originally from Mission, Kansas, has been serving in the Marine Corps for seven years. He currently serves as a military police officer, working as the anti-terrorism officer with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit. Previously, he served as a platoon commander, a special reaction team leader, operations officer and company commander.
From 2011-14, White served in Okinawa, Japan and New Zealand. For much of 2016, he has served with the 13th MEU for a Western Pacific deployment, supporting operations in 12 countries including Hong Kong, South Korea, Kuwait and Iraq.
During his career, White has earned numerous awards, including Overseas Service and Sea Service Ribbons, Global War on Terrorism Medals and a National Defense Medal.
White and his family currently live in Oceanside, California. He has been a Packers fan since age 6, when he was introduced to the team by his grandfather. He attended Sunday’s game with his wife, Nicole; son, Caden; and mother, Denise.
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 2016 home game and recognize them on the field during pregame activities. A total of 97 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.
(Photo by Katie Hermsen/Green Bay Packers)
About WPS Health Solutions
WPS Health Solutions is a nationally regarded government contractor and Wisconsin’s leading not-for-profit health insurer. The WPS Health Insurance division offers affordable health plans. 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 2016, the international Ethisphere® Institute named WPS one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® for the seventh straight year. For more information, please visit www.wpsic.com.