November 3, 2011
Posted: 11:09 AM ET
The look on their faces when they see Dad walking up to them is absolutely priceless.
Three little scouts, Chance, Trent and Logan Raby put on their uniforms and went (with their Mom) to Hartsfield-Jackson International airport in Atlanta, to greet military men and women returning home from overseas. They believed that they would be earning a special scout badge by doing so.
What they didn’t know is that their DAD, U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 P.J. Raby coming home from Afghanistan, was one of the soldiers getting off the plane! Tissues ready!
October 18, 2011
Posted: 12:03 PM ET
October 4, 2011
Posted: 02:24 PM ET
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.
September 20, 2011
Posted: 12:27 PM ET
Alesha Payne welcomes home her daughter, Sr. Airman Carmisha Gifford, USAF, home.
September 14, 2011
Posted: 11:16 AM ET
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!
September 5, 2011
Posted: 07:10 AM ET
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.
August 26, 2011
Posted: 02:07 PM ET
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.
May 11, 2011
Posted: 10:48 AM ET
A mortar attack in Iraq in 2006 shattered Marine Sergeant Kenny Lyons' jaw, and cost him his leg. He says his mother never left his side while he recovered. So, he surprised her, by asking HER to cut the ribbon when he got the keys to his new house. Which was built in less than FOUR DAYS and comes mortgage-free, thanks to "Homes for our Troops." They build specially equipped homes for injured vets.
Submit a salute to troops by visiting the special Morning Express with Robin Meade Salute To Troops assignment page at: iReport.com! Or create your own salute and send it off immediately at sendasalute.cnn.com
May 9, 2011
Posted: 09:27 AM ET
This is a salute from Kim Thrasher to her son Staff Sergeant Van Ellison, U.S. Army.
Submit a salute of your own by visiting the special Morning Express with Robin Meade Salute To Troops assignment page at: iReport.com! Or create your own salute and send it off immediately at sendasalute.cnn.com
February 7, 2011
Posted: 09:07 AM ET
Thanks to the viewers at West Point this past weekend where I was guest vocalist with pianist Jim Brickman. I was honored to dedicate my performance of "Welcome Home" to Captain Scott Smiley who I interviewed there before the show. Captain Smiley was wounded during an attack in Iraq that cost him his sight, and yet he continues to serve his country.