Operation Tango Mike to Hold Open House on 15th Anniversary

Operation Tango Mike will commemorate 15 years of troop support on March 15th. To date, the non-profit organization has shipped more than 20,000 care packages to deployed military personnel. On the third Thursday of every month, volunteers prepare care packages for the troops. The shipping fees and care package costs are covered through donations and fundraising. The local effort began on behalf of two Lake County soldiers deployed to Afghanistan in March 2003. This Thursday from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m., there will be an open house at Umpqua Bank, on 11th street in Lakeport. The regular monthly packing party will take place at 6 p.m.