CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- On Thursday more than 1,500 Fort Jackson Soldiers will come through Charlotte-Douglas International Airport as they make their way home for the holidays.
It is part of Operation Victory Block Leave. The troops in Army basic training and military personnel assigned to the base will be going home for their two-week leave for the holidays.
Some of them will be boarding airplanes for the first time. It will be a busy day for the USO at Charlotte-Douglas. Soldiers can take advantage of their facilities and they'll serve the soldiers breakfast.
For the USO, though, taking care of the troops is a 365 day a year job. They serve 9,000 service members every month for free. They need donations to help keep their mission going.
For more information on how you can help the USO at Charlotte-Douglas this holiday, call them at 704-359-5581 or donate online here.