Thousands of troops head home through Lambert

Posted on: 8:03 am, December 20, 2013, by

BRIDGETON, MO (KTVI) – Thousands of military service men and women are pouring into Lambert Airport from Fort Leonard Wood, on their way home for the holidays.

It is time for Operation Block Leave.

Now the people at Lambert Airport are making sure the troops heading home know  they are appreciated.

It’s part of Operation Block Leave, or what used to be called, “Exodus.”  Hundreds of soldiers pass through the James S. McDonnell USO at Lambert as they get a break for the holidays.