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. Army Soldier Surprises Her Three Children at School

January 02, 2012

Army Spc. Jennifer Alvarez surprises her three children with emotional reunion at their elementary school. The paratrooper was on active duty deployment in Iraq for seven months.


U.S. Navy Sailor, Home Early, Surprises Girlfriend at Work and Proposes

December 31, 2011

“My boyfriend of almost 6 years surprised me by flying home from California to Florida, coming to my work, and proposing to me right then and there. He originally told me that he got extra duty and that he wouldn’t be coming home for Christmas, but little did I know he had been planning this the whole time.”

-Alicia A.


Soldier, Home from Iraq, Surprises His Children on Christmas Eve

December 29, 2011

“My Husband Detton has been deployed to Iraq for several months. We were told that he would not make it home for Christmas this year. I told that kids that Daddy sent a Christmas present home and he wanted us to open it as soon as it came. We also told them that we had to record it because we were not able to chat with Daddy on Skype! They were SHOCKED at what the present was!”

-Lisa M.