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. Soldier Welcomed Home by Two Miniature Schnauzers

June 04, 2012

“I surprised my two miniature schnauzers after coming home from my 12 month deployment in northern Afghanistan. Tucker (grey) is 4 years old and Abby (black) is 1-1/2 years old. Filmed by my wife Jennifer. We planned for the dogs to smell my bag and run towards the bedroom to look for me, and I was going to come through the front door and call them. But Tucker got too excited and found me!”

-Matt W.


U.S. Navy Sailor Returns Home, Surprises Mother

June 04, 2012

“After 4 months of being gone, I decided I was going to go home for a weekend to surprise my mother. She was completely clueless that I was coming home, but I had quite a few people in on it to make the turn out so great. I rode up on my bike right as my parents were pulling in to dock the boat, and I have no clue how they didn’t see me. I waited it out for a few til I found my window to get up behind her. I covered her eyes, and said guess who. It could not have turned out better!”

-Brandon S.


U.S. Airman Welcomed Home by Beagle After 6 Months Deployed

June 01, 2012

“I filmed this when my wife came back from a 6 month deployment last fall. Our beagle, Daisy, was still a puppy when she left, and was full grown dog by the time she came back.”

-Adam R.