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Army dad's surprise reunion is a home run

Army dad's surprise reunion is a home run

An Army dad pulled off a grand slam surprise for his two kids at a Sacramento RiverCats baseball game. 

More from HLN affiliate KXTL: Surprise reunion after first pitch at Raley Field

Reunited 9 months later and 60 pounds lighter

Reunited 9 months later and 60 pounds lighter

Sergeant 1st Class Steve Turnboo's first child was born just 6 weeks before Turnboo left on a 9-month deployment! Dawn Turnboo says their son, Gage, couldn't even sit up on his own before Sgt. Turnboo left. And now he's practically walking!  

And there's another big change: "Since my husband has been gone, I’ve lost 62 pounds," she says. "So he is coming home to a totally new person and a totally new baby."

Soldier pulls off a pair of surprises

Soldier pulls off a pair of surprises

After being deployed in Afghanistan for 9 months, a soldier pulls off two surprise reunions for his kids. First, he drops in on his daughter at cheerleading practice, and then on to see his son, about to play his first high school football game.  Affiliate WHNT was there for both very happy reunions in Somerville, Alabama.

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Welcome Home PFC Matthew Metts, U.S. Army

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Newlywed soldier gets hug of a lifetime from his wife and mom-to-be!

This is a homecoming Salute to Troops with Savannah Whalen and Army Private Mark Whalen.

Private First Class Mark Whalen was returning from Afghanistan for R&R. Robin talked to his wife Amanda before he arrived and she told us she was expecting. It was the first time he had seen his wife since they found out she was pregnant. We got a glimpse at their reunion and Robin got the chance to ask how they were feeling afterward.

Salute to Carmisha Gifford, USAF

Alesha Payne welcomes home her daughter, Sr. Airman Carmisha Gifford, USAF, home.

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Surprise military reunion live on Morning Express

We are so thrilled to be part of this incredibly special moment. Senior Airman Keith Graft and Senior Airman Domenic Mash surprised their wives and MET their new babies today, LIVE on HLN's Morning Express with Robin Meade! It took about 6 weeks of planning to pull this off, and judging by the lack of dry eyes in the studio... it was worth it!

Thanks to the United States Air Force Reserve Command for helping make this reunion possible!

Marine meets son for first time

This is a salute from Katarina Ellis to her husband Lance Corporal Spencer Ellis, U.S. Marine Corps.

Katarina was at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport waiting for her husband to arrive from Afghanistan for R & R. He has been deployed for 5 months. During that time their baby was born and this is father and son's first meeting.

Sgt. Justin Smith seals reunion with an epic kiss

Sgt. Justin Smith seals reunion with an epic kiss

This is one you are going to want to click "Share/Recommend" on. Robin called this military reunion "breathtaking" and Carlos says, "THAT is how a man kisses a woman!" Army Sgt. Justin Smith just off the plane after several months in Afghanistan gets hugs from his daughters, and then seals this reunion by giving his wife Shirley a "Hollywood" style kiss... good stuff. Welcome home Justin.

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