By Laura Ann Sills - email
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - While some local troops made it home stateside, others will be spending the rest of the holidays overseas.
Troops gathered from all over the country at Hartsfield-Jackson airport in Atlanta to begin their next tour of duty.
Most of them will be going to Iraq and Afghanistan.
About 200 soldiers were given a meal by the USO before departing the day after Christmas.
Many of them are beginning their second or third tours of duty, and belong to all branches of the military.