Operation Eagle

Operation Eagle

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Each year, The Fraternal Order of Eagles honors the service of troops across the United States and Canada through the Operation Eagle program. Members of the F.O.E. are invited to nominate a fellow member or child/grandchild of a member currently serving the U.S. or Canada. A limited number of nominees will be selected to receive goods donated from across the jurisdiction to be delivered in time for the holiday season. 

2019 Operation Eagle Nominees


Lance Gladbach

Sponsoring Aerie: Marceline #726

Lance Gladbach is 19 years old and grew up most of his life in Columbia, Missouri. He graduated from Marceline RV High School in 2017. He joined the US Air Force in Nov/Dec of 2018 and attended Basic Training in San Antonio, TX from Feb 2019 through April 2019. Upon graduation he attended Technical Training in Services at Ft. Lee, Virginia where he received his First Duty Station orders for RAF Mildenhall, Suffolk, England. His orders are for 3 years in England. Lance has a long immediate family history of men that have served our country ranging from his great grandfathers to his grandfathers and even his uncles today. Lance’s hobbies are playing basketball, gaming, spending time with friends and family. Lance was nominated by his father and stepmother Jeff and Shelly Gladbach and everyone from the Marceline Eagles #726 in Marceline, Missouri.


Ethen Harlow

Sponsoring Aerie: Evansville #427

Ethen Harlow is 20 years old and joined the Marines in 2017.  He started doing physical training during his junior year of high school and knew immediately that he wanted to be a part of the Marines.  He likes video games like Call of Duty, history, reading, paint balling and music.  Ethen has a dog named Bentley who he misses very much.  He has been stationed in Japan for two years and will serve there another three.  Ethen was nominated by his great aunt Gloria Brennan of the Evansville Eagles #427 in Evansville, Indiana.


Tyler Oakley

Sponsoring Aerie: Worland #3096

Tyler Oakley is 22 years old and has been serving since he was 17.  Ever since Tyler was a youngster he has looked towards being in the service and being a firefighter. He started planning on joining the Wyoming National Guard while in high school by enrolling in Military Science classes. He enlisted the WNG Field Artillery the day after his 17th birthday. While in high school he also became a Firefighter Cadet with Fremont County Fire Battalion 3 (Lander Rural). Upon turning 18 he joined Lander Rural Fire. Tyler was raised in Lander, WY. His father has been involved with the volunteer fire department for 30 years, first as a volunteer fireman and for the last 11 years as a Deputy Chief of the Fremont County Fire District, leading to Tyler’s interest in firefighting.  Tyler enjoys spending time with his family playing games around the table, hunting, fishing and camping, paintballing with friends and computer gaming. Tyler was nominated by his grandfather Albert Oakley of the Worland Eagles #3096 in Worland, Wyoming.




Tiffany Swiatek

Sponsoring Aerie: East Side #3260

Tiffany Swiatek is an intel analyst with the U.S. Navy Active Reserves deployed to a classified location.  When not called to active duty she is a board certified behavioral analyst serving children who need special attention.  Tiffany enjoys spending time with family and riding bikes.  She recently won senior sailor of the year for her unit.  Tiffany was nominated by her mother Mary Ellen Swiatek of the East Side Eagles #3260 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.