A WARM WELCOME HOME FOR 60 ARMY RESERVE SOLDIERS.
RETURNING TO THE INLAND NORTHWEST AFTER A NEARLY YEAR-LONG
DEPLOYMENT TO AFGHANISTAN.
KXLY4'S KYLEE CRUZ WAS THERE THIS AFTERNOON FOR THE
as a reporter coming military homecomings is my absolute
favorite assignment, seeing the joy on people's faces
melts my heart and today wasn't any different
very anxious, been jittery, can't stand still, hardly
slept last night
MILITARY FAMIIES ARE USED TO WAITING.
BUT THE DAY THEIR LOVED ONES RETURN HOME.
CAN SEEM LIKE AN ETERNITY.
oh my gosh, i am so anxious...
JACQUIE BYRD'S HUSBAND IS ALMOST BACK IN HER ARMS.
do you see daddy?
JUST BEFORE ONE...
THE WAIT IS OVER!
NATS -- SOLDIERS COMING IN/CHEERS
60 RESERVED SOLIDERS ARRIVE HOME, FRESH FROM AFGHANISTAN.
THROUGH THE MAZE OF PEOPLE.
THE BYRD FAMILY IS REUNITED.
go get daddy
NEARLY A YEAR HAS GONE BY...
i love you.
i missed you
BUT FINALLY, JACQUIE AND HER HUSBAND JOSHUA.
ARE TOGETHER AGAIN.
it kind of feels surreal, it doesn't feel real right
now, i think it will sink in a little later, but right
now it's a dream
THESE FAMILIES ARE COMPLETE.
it was a huge rush of emotions, so happy to be back
and i missed them and they look the same, and they
look different because you know things change
JAMES COREY AND HIS FELLOW SOLDIERS ARE PART OF THE
455TH ENGINEER COMPANY IN HAYDEN.
THEY DEPLOYED LAST AUGUST.
it's our job to make the battlefield safer for those
LIKE OTHER MILITARY FAMILIES.
JAMES AND HIS WIFE KATIE HAVE MADE BIG SACRIFICES
FOR OUR COUNTRY.
HE'S BEEN AWAY BEFORE.
BUT HE'S GLAD TO BE BACK.
you get that feeling that you never want to leave
these families will spend the next few days enjoying
each other's company.
some of them will take a trip together, while others
say they just want spend some time at home, soc