A volunteer at the James S. McDonnell USO took these photos, showing just a few of the thousands of Troops traveling through Lambert Airport on their way home for Block Leave. Arriving via bus, Troops made their way to the Center as early as 2:00AM. By the end of the season, over 8,000 Troops will fly out of St. Louis!
Thanks to all of the USO staff, volunteers, and everyone who comes out to greet the Troops![gallery]
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