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, Home From Iraq, Tries to Wake His Sleeping Son for a Surprise

January 24, 2012

A U.S. Soldier, finally home from deployment, tries wake up his three-year-old son to surprise him. Turns out that’s harder than he thought it would be..


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.