On Sunday, Finken and her group -- plus her husband, John -- were at Wrigley Field to celebrate her return from a tour of duty. Jill said she would wear a Cubs t-shirt under her uniform whenever possible and that they stayed in touch with the team by listening to Armed Forces Radio or checking for updates on the Internet.
For some games, she would special order a sausage and cheese plate and watch a game. After growing up listening to Ron Santo on WGN Radio, Finken said it's different having to set an early alarm overseas to follow the Cubs.
"Here, you take things for granted sometimes," Finken said. "Sometimes, we'd get up at 3 a.m. to watch the games."