Obama talks to Illinois National Guard

Members of the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100100500000000" title="Illinois" href="/topic/us/illinois-PLGEO100100500000000.topic">Illinois</a> National Guard wait nervously to speak with <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT007408" title="Barack Obama" href="/topic/politics/government/barack-obama-PEPLT007408.topic">President Barack Obama</a> on a live television feed from Camp <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO1001005011860000" title="Phoenix (Cook, Illinois)" href="/topic/us/illinois/cook-county/phoenix-%28cook-illinois%29-PLGEO1001005011860000.topic">Phoenix</a> in Kabul, Afghanistan on January 20th, 2009. They are (Back row L top R) Specialist Eunice Hernandez, 22, Sergeant Major Mark Bowman, 46, Specialist Courdney Howard, 24 (Seated Row L to R) Specialist Geovanna Guerra, 20, Specialist Melissa Krueger, 29, Sergeant Bernardo Guillen , 25, Specialist Eunice Hernandez, 22 and Staff Sergeant Eric Olvera, 33.
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( Photo for the Tribune by Zackary Canepari / January 20, 2009 )

Members of the Illinois National Guard wait nervously to speak with President Barack Obama on a live television feed from Camp Phoenix in Kabul, Afghanistan on January 20th, 2009. They are (Back row L top R) Specialist Eunice Hernandez, 22, Sergeant Major Mark Bowman, 46, Specialist Courdney Howard, 24 (Seated Row L to R) Specialist Geovanna Guerra, 20, Specialist Melissa Krueger, 29, Sergeant Bernardo Guillen , 25, Specialist Eunice Hernandez, 22 and Staff Sergeant Eric Olvera, 33.

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