President-elect Obama meets with AFIC
U.S. President-elect Barack Obama greets U.S. Air Force Major Marilyn Thomas Marilyn, 79th Medical Wing, temporarily assigned to Armed Forces Inaugural Committee members in Washington, D.C., Jan. 8, 2008. AFIC carries on a tradition, which dates back more than 200 years, of honoring the new commander in chief and recognizing civilian control of the military. AFIC is a joint-service organization responsible for providing military ceremonial support to the 56th Presidential Inauguration, which will take place on Jan. 20, 2009. (Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Kyle Niemi, U.S. Coast Guard)

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