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D/FW AIRPORT - On Friday the final military R&R flight will depart D/FW International Airport.

Airport employees will serve lunch to soldier before they board a flight to Kuwait. There will also be a traditional shower of affection water-cannon salute as the plane takes off.

The military has consolidated R&R flights as the number of troops overseas is drawn down. They'll now fly into Atlanta.

In eight years, more than 460,000 soldiers flew into D/FW.

The flight is scheduled to depart Terminal B, Gate 33 at 3 p.m. Planners ask you arrive early, as they expect a big crowd.

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