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 father grants daughter’s Christmas wish

December 20, 2014

It started out as a typical Monday for one sixth-grader at John F. Kennedy Elementary School. Little did Payton Stephen know, her father — Chief Warrant Officer Darrell Stephen — who just got back after serving eight months in Afghanistan, had plans to surprise her at school.

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Soldier Surprises Daughter After School Play

December 19, 2014

Sgt. Jayson Shaw showed up at his daughter’s school 3 months early and wrapped up for Christmas; home from Afghanistan. During Kennedy’s, his daughter, 5th grade play for her school Tuesday they put the box backstage and, after the show wrapped, told students it was a special surprise to be given to a student randomly drawn from a bowl, but Kennedy’s name was the only one inside. When she removed the bow on the box, her dad popped out, and she immediately jumped into his arms with tears in her eyes.

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LtCol Weston Homecoming

December 19, 2014

Camp Lejeune North Carolina. 1st Battalion 2nd Marines military homecoming.

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