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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Military Dad Surprises His Twin Daughters at Summer Camp

September 19, 2011

A Naval Officer surprised his twin daughters at summer camp, August 2011. He was home for 2 weeks of R&R from a 14 month deployment to Afghanistan and had not seen his daughters in ten months.

Thanks to his wife for sending in this great clip. Let them know what you think in the comments!


U.S. Navy Sailor Surprises His Mom at Work

September 15, 2011

“My son, Jamie, was on leave and decided to come home and surprise me at my work on 06/21/2011! It was an amazing experience!”

-Billie Jean from Jacksonville, FL


Military Father, Home From Afghanistan, Surprises His Two Young Sons

September 13, 2011

“My husband, SSG Chris Calhoun is in the infantry in the 1/25 Stryker Brigade that is currently in the very dangerous Panjwai Valley of Afghanistan. Chris was diagnosed with severe PTSD and returned home to be put into the Warrior In Transition Battalion. Our boys are Knox (2) and Kenai (1), Kenai was just 10 months old when Chris left and we were both a little concerned he would not remember his daddy. We used DVDs, pictures, and daddy dolls and were so happy he did not forget his daddy and quickly scooted into Daddy’s arms when he saw him. I love how Knox is so giggly when he sees him at the front door too. :)

Words couldn’t begin to describe how proud I am of my husband for stepping up and getting the help when he needed it and I am so happy he is home where he can start getting some help and healing. PTSD is such a stigma in the military and especially the infantry. I want to be an advocate and support for soldiers suffering from PTSD and let them know there is help and hope and there is no shame. And I know that someday when our sons are old enough to understand they will be so proud of their daddy.”