U.S. Air Force
Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears
The Green Bay Packers and WPS Health Solutions paid special tribute this week to Air Force Captain Crystal Staszak and her family in conjunction with the Nov. 29 game against the Chicago Bears.
Operation Fan Mail, the program that recognizes military families and veterans at each Packers home game, is continuing virtually to honor those who serve the country as the program marks its 14th season in 2020.
Staszak, a native of Oak Creek, Wis., felt moved to serve her country when she saw the events of 9/11 on television when she was in third grade. She enlisted in 2011, eventually graduating from the prestigious and selective U.S. Air Force Academy and was accepted into pilot training. She has been serving for nine years, including her time at the Academy, and now pilots an RC-135 surveillance plane. She is currently stationed at Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska but is regularly deployed to classified locations around the world where she often encounters hostile aircraft.
During her service, she has received many awards, including the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal. Aside from serving the nation as a member of the military, Staszak also gives back to the community by volunteering with Big Brothers Big Sisters and as a Scout camp counselor.
Staszak’s family includes her parents, David and Yong, her sister Amber, as well as Amber’s husband and their three children.
As the honoree for Operation Fan Mail this week, the family will also receive a $250 prize pack from WPS Health Solutions and the Packers.
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