Katy Noffke talks with a member of the 8th Special Operations Squadron (8th SOS) as she and her first grade classmates from Stewardson-Strasburg School accompany the servicemen on their bus ride to the airport. The children corresponded with the 8th SOS while the servicemen were stationed in the Persian Gulf area during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Following their return from deployment, the men traveled to Illinois to meet and spend the day with their pen pals