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Imagine being a lifelong Green Bay Packers fan but never being able to attend a game at Lambeau Field. Then, during your first game, you’re welcomed onto the field and recognized in front of over 70,000 fans. Captain Rachel Petri-Rose, her husband, and two of their four children received that honor for Operation Fan Mail.
Rachel enlisted in the Army in 1994 as a supply specialist. In 2004, she enlisted in the Air Force as a computer networking specialist and received commission as a logistics readiness officer in 2008.
She has been stationed at various Air Force bases around the country and has also been deployed to Djibouti in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, as well as Morón, Spain.
Rachel is currently stationed in Madison, Wis., where she teaches Reserve Officer Training Corps at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As Operations Flight Commander, she is responsible for instructing and overseeing the training of 70 cadets.
During her career, she has earned several medals, including the Commendation Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Expeditionary Medal, and Joint Achievement Medal.
Between Rachel and her husband, Bryan, who served nine years in the Army, they have moved nine times since 1996 due to their military obligations. They have been married for 20 years, and recently celebrated their anniversary by touring Lambeau Field. Rachel, an avid Packers fan, is also a Packers shareholder.