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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Soldier Reunites With His Puppy After 7 Months in Iraq

January 21, 2012

“Khloe, my dog, and I had been separated 7 and 1/2 months until this night! It was a great reunion for both of us. I was able to spend last 6 months in Iraq, home on R&R.”

-Nathan Z.


Soldier, Home for R&R, Surprises His Kids for Christmas 2011

January 20, 2012

“My husband had been deployed for 8 months. All my kids wanted for Christmas was their dad to come home. We knew he would get his R&R around Christmas and kept it a surprise. On Dec 23, 2011 I told them I was going to the dentist when really I went to the airport to pick up their dad. They were playing in the basement when we got home so I called them up and told them I had a surprise for them. Their reaction is priceless, and my son said it perfectly… ‘Best Christmas present EVER!!’ My husband has since returned for the rest of his deployment, but I think they will ALWAYS remember this Christmas. Thank you for letting us share these special moments.”

-Becky R.


US Soldier, Home from Afghanistan, Surprises His Girls with a Late Christmas Present

January 18, 2012

“My brother-in-law, Ryan, came home for a few weeks of R&R after fighting for us all in Afghanistan since June. His two daughters didn’t know he was coming home, and were surprised with the best (slightly late) Christmas present ever.”