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 Afghanistan, Surprises Daughters by Hiding in a Box

November 17, 2011

“Here is a video of my husband, Spc. Richard Shipman, home on leave from after 6 months in Afghanistan. He wanted to surprise our daughters Erin (4) and Aubrey (2) after I picked them up from school. For a week, I told the girls that daddy was sending a really big box home with gifts inside. They looked for it every day. When daddy jumped out of the box, poor little Aubrey was in shock, but Erin made the video! She was soooooooooo excited to see her daddy!”

-Barbara Shipman


[PHOTO] Young Girl Embraces Her Father, Home from Deployment, at the Airport

November 16, 2011

“I was at my friend’s homecoming ceremony to take pictures of her and her husband when I saw this young girl run up to her father screaming “Daddy!” I just had to take a picture. You can just tell how happy and relieved she was to see her dad!”

-Lizzie S. in Baumholder, Germany


Football Cheerleader Surprised by Her Husband, a U.S. Airman Home Early from Deployment

November 16, 2011