Regardless of political stance, no one can deny the joy felt upon seeing our troops coming home safely. Welcome Home Blog celebrates these amazing military homecoming reunions. Visit daily for heartwarming stories, videos & pictures of members of our armed forces returning home to surprise their families & friends.

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Lt. Col. Sharkey Surprises His Daughter For Christmas

Marine Lt. Col. John Sharkey returned from Afghanistan to surprise his daughter Collen at North Fort Myers High School in Florida. At a school assembly Colleen was asked “what do you want for Christmas?” and she replied, “For my dad to come home.” Colleen was surprised and in tears to find out her dad was already home and there to surprise her. Lt. Col. Sharkey is the commander of the Marine Corps Logistics Command and was responsible for the redeployment of all the equipment and supplies for the 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade at Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan. Camp Leatherneck at one point based over 40,000 coalition forces and contractors and was handed over to the Afghan Army last month.

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Marine Surprises His Grandmother For Christmas

After surprising his mother and father, this Devil Dog wouldn’t stop. He then went to surprise his grandmother for Christmas!


U.S. Airman Surprises Mom & Sister in Time for Christmas