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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Wife Surprises Her Returning Soldier

July 23, 2013

“My husband Chris was coming back from Afghanistan to where he was stationed in Washington State. I was finishing nursing school in North Carolina and we did not know if we had the money for me to fly up there for just a few days (plus I had school obligations). He was very sad, but super understanding. When I found out I could go, I decided to keep it from him and surprise him! With the help of many people, we made it happen. He was under the impression that my friend Liz would pick him up for me as a favor. ”


U.S. Airman, Home Early, Sneaks Up On Mom At Work

July 22, 2013

“My mom thought I wasn’t coming home until the 12th of July and I showed up July 3rd to surprise her at work!”

-Kyle G.


Scuba Diving Soldier Swims Up to Family to Surprise Them

July 18, 2013

“After being in Afghanistan for 6 months and 3 months of training in the States before that with only a short month home in between, he is finally home! We thought he was coming home 3 weeks from now, but he is sneaky. We can’t believe he is finally back home with us!”

-Bethany B.