The Green Bay Packers and WPS Health Insurance paid special tribute to Chief Master Sergeant Kevin Chronister, during Sunday’s Packers-49ers game for ‘Operation Fan Mail.’

Chief Chronister is currently serving in the U.S. Air Force’s 612th Air Communications Squadron (ACOMS) stationed in Davis-Monthan, Ariz, as the Chief Enlisted Manager. Chief Chronister provides senior leadership for the 612th ACOMS by managing and operating over $75 million in command and control equipment, ensuring rapid and responsive support for U.S. Southern Command and 12th Air Force peacetime and contingency missions. He also advises the commander on all matters pertaining to the worldwide readiness, utilization, training, morale, and the quality of life of all Air Force personnel assigned to the 612th ACOMS.

A Slinger, Wis., native, Chief Chronister has been serving in the Air Force for 27 years, having entered as a law enforcement specialist in 1985. Throughout his career, he has been stationed at Malmstrom Air Force Base (AFB) in Montana, Hill AFB in Utah, Keflavik Naval Air Station (NAS) in Iceland, Elmendorf AFB in Alaska, Langley AFB in Virginia and in Kalkar, Germany. He has also deployed in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.

Accompanying Chief Chronister to the game were his wife Barb and children, Samantha and Alyssa.

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 Insurance will host a family at each 2012 home game and recognize them from the field during pregame activities. A total of 48 families have been recognized during the past five seasons.

To choose families, the Packers and WPS Health Insurance 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. Online is an option at http://nfl.packers.com/gameday/gameday_promotions/operation_fan_mail.

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.

In addition to being recognized on-field prior to the game, selected families will receive four tickets to the game and a care package from WPS.