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Military Homecoming

Marine Returns Home And Surprises 10-Year-Old Son At Bat

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 05.27.2016 | Sports

Now, this was a really close call at the plate. A 10-year-old baseball player was overjoyed to find out that the umpire was actually his dad, a Marine...

Elderly Dog Cries With Joy At Soldier BFF's Homecoming

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 03.17.2016 | Good News

It was the longest the two friends had ever been apart. For three whole months, Army private Hannah Foraker had been at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, undergoin...

These Military Homecoming Photos Show Why Veterans Day Is Worth Celebrating

The Huffington Post | Chris McGonigal | Posted 11.11.2015 | Politics

Veterans Day, which began as Armistice Day and honored the official end of World War I, is now a day to celebrate and remember all veterans. Throughou...

Military Dad Surprises Family In Heartwarming Football Field Reunion

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 10.12.2015 | Parents

Fans took in more than just football at a game between the Florida Gators and Ole Miss Rebels when they witnessed a heartfelt family reunion. Accordin...

Little Girl Can't Wait Until End Of Military Homecoming Ceremony To Give Soldier Dad A Big Hug

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 10.08.2015 | Parents

A sweet video of a little girl running to greet her military dad is warming millions of hearts in the Facebook universe. Just days before her third bi...

Air Force Dad Gives Son Epic Birthday Surprise

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 09.15.2015 | Parents

A little boy named Alec was in for a special birthday treat when a big present arrived on his doorstep. His dad, a member of the U.S. Air Force, had ...

Boy Dissolves Into Sweet Happy Tears When His Marine Big Brother Surprises Him

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 07.20.2015 | Parents

This sweet military homecoming video is the epitome of brotherly love. Mom Wendie Willlis filmed her son Nick, a U.S. Marine, surprising his little ...

Soldier Dad Surprises Son On Picture Day With Epic Photobomb

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 04.21.2015 | Parents

A North Carolina Army dad surprised his 8-year-old son last week with a photo-worthy homecoming. Corporal James Bass had been deployed for months ...

The Wonderful Moment A Returning Soldier Surprised His Parents At An NHL Game

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 04.13.2015 | Good News

When Dan Urman stepped onto the ice at an Arizona Coyotes NHL game over the weekend, he was promptly tackled to the ground. But this was no hockey...

Soldier Dad Makes Sweet Surprise Visit To See His Newborn In The Maternity Ward

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 11.07.2014 | Parents

While stationed in the Middle East, National Guard soldier John Vorrath watched his wife give birth to their daughter Charlotte on an iPad, WHO TV rep...

Army Dad Surprises His Two Sons With Some Much-Needed Help From Mom

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 09.24.2014 | Parents

When parents surprise their kids, the response usually falls along the spectrum of unbelievable excitement to utter disappointment. This army dad's ho...

Soldier Joyfully Reunites With His Furry Best Friend, Lots Of Belly Rubs Ensue

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 09.10.2014 | Good News

They say that absence makes the heart grow fonder, but sometimes you just have to see it to believe it. When Army Lt. Charles Smith was called into...

This Second Grader Thought She Was Playing A Game. What Happened Next Brought On Tears

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 04.08.2014 | Divorce

Sweet military homecoming videos like the one above never fail to reduce us to happy tears. Lyrique, a second grader at a Mount Dora, Fla. school, ...

WATCH: Army Wife Loses 100 Pounds, Surprises Returning Husband

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.25.2014 | Healthy Living

Returning troops often look forward to the things they'll be gaining when they come home; things like family, friends and home-cooked meals. For Ar...

WATCH: Marine Surprises His Kids After Returning From Afghanistan -- And Everyone Cries

Posted 01.31.2014 | Parents

Marine Gunnery Sgt. Ronald Clement's kids had a very emotional day at school Thursday when he surprised them with his unexpected return from Afghanist...

Marine Gives His Family The Best Thanksgiving Surprise

Posted 11.25.2013 | Sports

A family attending Sunday's Detroit Lions game got a surprise that will make this Thanksgiving one to remember. Though the team suffered a disappo...

If This Doesn't Make Your Veterans Day We Don't Know What Will

Posted 11.24.2013 | Good News

If this story doesn’t make your Veterans Day weekend, we don’t know what will. Ten-year-old Rylie Higa is the only child of a single mother. H...

Legendary 'Band Of Brothers' Unit Returns From War For The Very Last Time

Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics

On Wednesday, the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, returned home from a 6-month deployment to Afghanistan. It was a bittersweet homec...

WATCH: Military Mom's Homecoming Takes Daughter By Surprise

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.21.2013 | Parents

Last Tuesday, Kambria Foster's average school day suddenly transformed into something extraordinary. What had been just another storytime at Vinevi...

A Suicide Prevention Solution Hiding in Plain Sight

John Henry Parker | Posted 11.05.2013 | Impact
John Henry Parker

The entire military and VA heath systems are operating with a major disconnect for Veterans and their families.

Hot Dog! This Soldier Surprised His Family In The Best Way

Posted 08.29.2013 | Good News

This family reunion may send you running to get a famous Coney Island hot dog -- and a box of tissues, while you're at it. Army Sgt. Shawn Jamieson...

WATCH: Remembering Our Troops This Fourth Of July

Posted 07.04.2013 | Parents

As families across America long for their far-flung military loved ones this Fourth of July, a powerful video tribute to the troops reminds everyone o...

WATCH: This May Be The Best Surprise Ever

Posted 05.24.2013 | Divorce

This might just be the best surprise ever. Lori Clark, a U.S. Army major stationed in South Korea, had planned to watch her son Cameron VanVooren's...

WACTH: Army Father's Surpise Reunion With Daughter Is A Viral Tearjerker

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 05.17.2013 | Sports

When 9-year-old Alayna Adams threw the first pitch at the Tampa Bay Rays game on Thursday night, she had no idea her father, deployed in the army, was...

LOOK: Touching Moment Marine Walks To Give Hug

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 05.10.2013 | Good News

Before Justin Baldridge came home from Afghanistan, a friend in his U.S. Marine unit who lost both of his legs, made him a promise: He would walk to h...