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Welcome center to host Oklahoma troops

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ A welcome center plans to host hundreds of soldiers this week as they pass through the Oklahoma City airport on their way home for the holidays.

The YMCA Military Welcome Center at Will Rogers World Airport will be open early Thursday as busloads of soldiers stationed at Fort Sill begin arriving. Soldiers are expected to board outbound flights throughout the day Thursday and Friday.

Volunteers and other military service organizations will staff the center, greeting soldiers and making them comfortable as they spend the night in the airport awaiting flights.

The center offers seating, TV, complimentary Internet access and cell phone usage. It also provides free snacks and beverages, video games and other means of entertainment at no cost to traveling military personnel and their families.

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