In Photos: Heart Melting Soldier's Homecoming Moments

February 14, 2019

Deployed soldiers receive rousing and sentimental welcome home from their loved ones. Here are some of those heartwarming soldier's homecoming moments.

 

Soldier's Homecoming

USAF Master Sgt. David Gonzalez hugs his dog, Roxy, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. 

US Air Force photo by Monica Roybal

 

Soldier's Homecoming

Soldiers of the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), are welcomed home following a 9-month deployment to Afghanistan.

US Army Photos by Pfc. Lynnwood Thomas

 

Soldier's Homecoming

Navy Petty Officer Jesse Ibarra greets his wife during a homecoming celebration on Naval Base San Diego.

 

Soldier's Homecoming

A Sailor attached to the guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) greets his child during the ship's homecoming celebration.

US Navy photo by Justin Wolpert  

 

Soldier's Homecoming

Air Force Staff Sgt. Jeff Greenquist proposes to his girlfriend, Ashley Branham, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., after returning from a six-month deployment to the Middle East. 

USAF photo by Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie

 

Soldier's Homecoming

A Marine greets his family at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, S.C., after returning from a seven-month deployment.

US Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Terry Haynes III

 

 Soldier's Homecoming

Warrant Officer Carl Free, a Black Hawk pilot, is surprised with a gender reveal following a homecoming ceremony held at the William “Bill” Reed Center, Fort Carson, Colorado.

US Army photo by Sgt. Daphney Black

 

Soldier's Homecoming

A boy reunites with his father during a homecoming ceremony at the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Ky.

US Air National Guard photo by Lt. Col. Dale Greer

 

Soldier's Homecoming

Family and friends of Marines participate in a homecoming ceremony on Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point.

USMC photo by Lance Cpl. Cody J. Ohira

 

Soldier's Homecoming

The daughter of Coast Guard Officer Bryan Shreaves hugs her dad upon his return to Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., following a nine-month deployment to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Coast Guard photo by Auxiliarist Trey Clifton

 

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Soldier's Homecoming

Soldiers are welcomed home following a 9-month deployment to Afghanistan. The Soldiers deployed in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel and the Resolute Support mission.

US Army Photos by Pfc. Lynnwood Thomas

 

Soldier's Homecoming

Airman return home after a deployment at Rosecrans Missouri Air National Guard Base, St. Joseph, Mo. Family and friends welcomed them home.

US Air National Guard photo by Audrey Chappell

 

Soldier's Homecoming

 Capt. Jace Muehlenthaler embraces his wife after returning from a deployment at Barksdale Air Force Base, La.

US Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lillian Miller

 

Soldier's Homecoming

Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew Underwood greets his family after returning to Naval Base San Diego.

US Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Abby Rader

 

Soldier's Homecoming

Sedona greets an Spc. Bethany Schilling upon the 159th Finance Management Support Detachment's return from a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom Sentinel.

Arizona Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Zahnow

 

Soldier's Homecoming

Capt. Jason Workman returning from an overseas deployment, is reunited with his son following a homecoming ceremony.

US Army photo by Sgt. Asa Bingham

 

 Soldier's Homecoming

A child can't wait for ceremonial proceedings to end before greeting a loved one at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, as nearly 400 paratroopers assigned to the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division return from a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan.

Army photo by John Pennell

 

Soldier's Homecoming

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Arturo Cubillas Valadez kisses his wife upon returning to San Diego, following an eight-month deployment aboard the USS Rushmore.

 Photo By: Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Reymundo A. Villegas III

 

The soldiers are deployed in challenging and complex missions in various parts of the world far away from their homeland and families and then return after persevering and succeeding. 

 

Disclaimer: The appearance of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) visual information on this website does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement.

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