Adam Russell of Indiana, left, and Dylan Pomes of Illinois play a game of backgammon at the USO lounge in the Charlotte/Douglas International Airport on Wednesday. USO assisted and served breakfast and snacks to 1,300 soldiers from Fort Jackson as they flew home from basic training and advance training to go on holiday leave.
Adam Russell of Indiana, left, and Dylan Pomes of Illinois play a game of backgammon at the USO lounge in the Charlotte/Douglas International Airport on Wednesday. USO assisted and served breakfast and snacks to 1,300 soldiers from Fort Jackson as they flew home from basic training and advance training to go on holiday leave.
Adam Russell of Indiana, left, and Dylan Pomes of Illinois play a game of backgammon at the USO lounge in the Charlotte/Douglas International Airport on Wednesday. USO assisted and served breakfast and snacks to 1,300 soldiers from Fort Jackson as they flew home from basic training and advance training to go on holiday leave.

Soldiers' leave offers time for rest, recovery

December 20, 2007 12:27 AM

UPDATED December 20, 2007 12:31 AM

More Videos

  • Small Business Saturday is 'sentimental' for York County business

    A day after Black Friday, local businesses gear up for Small Business Saturday. Liz Ross, owner of Southern Fried Chics in Rock Hill, said most of her sales are online, and Thursday through Monday will be heavily shopped days. However, she thinks supporting local business is important because Rock Hill is where her clothing and accessories boutique "went viral." Shoppers at The Children's Cottage in Baxter Village said shopping at local businesses is important for the economy and offers a more "pleasant" experience.