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BRIDGETON, Mo. _St. Louis Lambert-International Airport is a sea of green this morning. It's the Annual Block Leave, formerly known as Operation Exodus.

Hundreds of soldiers from Fort Leonard Wood will be flying out of the airport as they head home for the holidays.

There will be plenty of free food and entertainment for the troops at the James McDonnell USO as they wait for their flights home.