Thousands of military families live right here in the Arklatex. Many watched the President’s speech tonight, knowing his decision could mean they are heading overseas. Nbc 6, reporter Karen Hopkins, spoke with a local woman whos preparing to ship out when duty calls. “There’s always a chance I could deploy." Rachel Roldan is a senior airman at Barksdale air force base. Tonight she listened to President Obamas call for 30,000 more troops in Afghanistan. She could be one of them. "I have a little bit of fear, but we have the training to be safe and meet our objectives." Roldan knows all about accomplishing missions. During a deployment in Qatar, she supplied aircrafts to troops in Iraq and Afghanistan fighting the war on terror. “He referenced 911, how we were one nation." After September 11th, Roldan joined operation noble eagle. She helped do surveilance over our skies, making sure no one could attack our nation by air. “Many people get wrapped up in politics." Politics aside, Roldan says Obamas speech is about protecting our freedoms. “He has some great points. He talks about meeting our objectives.” In the meantime, Roldan says we all should support our troops anyway we can. “People put in long hours, leave their families. This is the holiday season, with people at home with their wives and husbands gone." It’s a sacrifice Roldan says shes proud to make.