Operation Exodus: Thousands of troops head home through Lambert Airport

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - Military members serving our country will get a break for the holidays.  More than 5,000 military men and women from Fort Leonard Wood began heading home for the holidays early Saturday morning. It's the annual U.S. Army block leave program, "Operation Exodus."

The USO at Lambert Airport planned a big party for all the troops. It featured plenty of free food and entertainment as everyone headed home.