Gallery: Best of 2018’s military homecomings and returns

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HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – As the holidays roll around, we remember those important to us. Among the family and friends are military members, many from or stationed in Hampton Roads that give so much.

To honor them, and show the better parts of a year that was 2018, here are the photos and videos (links below) from military homecomings that made us laugh, cry and smile.

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Links to videos of military homecomings:

Watch: Navy father meets baby boy for first time after returning from deployment

Video shows military dad’s homecoming surprise as children meet Santa

Local military family gets a homecoming surprise at breakfast

Watch: USS Monterey returns to Norfolk after 7-month deployment

Norfolk Tides help welcome home a hero

Nearly 6,500 Sailors return from deployment ahead of the holidays

Hospital ship returns to Norfolk after completing mission in South and Central America

Air squadrons of USS Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group return home

USS Bulkeley returns from deployment on November 11

USS Winston Churchill returns from deployment

USS Newport News to return from deployment

Local sailor reunited with dog adopted from deployment

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