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 Surprises Dad at Work

July 25, 2014

Mark Gooding’s son, who is stationed in Hawaii, returned home to Indiana. But before heading out to have fun with family and friends, he made a special trip to Hollywood Casino to surprise his father at work. It had been two years since the father and son had last seen one another in person.


Army Major Surprises Kids at Camp

July 25, 2014

U.S. Army Major Del Boyer surprise his son and daughter at  basketball camp at SUNY after just returning from Afghanistan. They thought they were just being called up to win an award but then their dad showed up.


Soldier Surprises Daughter at Baseball Game

July 24, 2014

Staff Sgt. Michael Isbell, of Greenwood, returned from duty after 11 months in Afghanistan to surprise his 9-year-old daughter Cami Lee. The Greenville Drive loaned Isbell a uniform and catcher’s gear and he caught his daughter’s first pitch at Monday’s game. After throwing the first pitch Cami Lee started walking toward home plate and that’s when Isbell took off his mask. She immediately burst into tears and the two embraced with a huge hug. He said he’ll be home for at least the next five years.