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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U.S. Marine Surprises Three Siblings on Christmas Eve

January 01, 2013

“I was about to go on deployment. My siblings believed that I would not be able to come home before deployment due to training and such. I got home the night before Christmas. We celebrated it on Christmas Eve. Only my mom and dad knew about me coming home! :)”

-Varion D.


U.S. Marine, Wrapped in Christmas Present, Pops Out to Surprise Family

December 31, 2012

“This would have been the first ever incomplete family Christmas ever, and the family was pretty beat up about it. My little brother, Chase, wasn’t supposed to be home until my wedding in April. Chase, for the longest time, was the youngest brother until my 9 year old brother, Gavin, was born. Chase is Gavin’s hero and Gavin wants to be a Marine too when he grows up. Having him open the box was the best present I think any of us have ever received for Christmas!”

– Quinton A.


U.S. Army Colonel Surprises Daughter for Her Sweet 16

December 28, 2012

Col. Andre’ L. Wiley, an operations director assigned to 335th Signal Command, surprised his daughter during her 16th birthday by showing up at her high school on December 19th. He wad deployed for one year in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.