25th CAB Soldiers land home

By Spc. Jesus J. Aranda, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs OfficeJuly 12, 2010

A redeploying Soldier steps off of a military bus at Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii, July 12, prior to a Welcome Home Ceremony held in honor of the Soldiers of the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade's successful 12-month rotation to northern Iraq. During the emotional ceremony, the combat veterans of the 25th CAB were reunited with their families and friends for the first time since the brigade departed last year. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jesus J. Aranda, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office)
1 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A redeploying Soldier steps off of a military bus at Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii, July 12, prior to a Welcome Home Ceremony held in honor of the Soldiers of the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade's successful 12-month rotation to northern Iraq. During the emotional ceremony, the combat veterans of the 25th CAB were reunited with their families and friends for the first time since the brigade departed last year. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jesus J. Aranda, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office) (Photo Credit: Spc. Jesus J. Aranda, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office) VIEW ORIGINAL
A formation of 25th Combat Aviation Brigade Soldiers stand before an audience of their families, friends and loved ones during the Welcome Home Ceremony held at Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii, July 12, in honor of the Soldiers of the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade's successful 12-month rotation to northern Iraq. During the emotional ceremony, the combat veterans of the 25th CAB were reunited with their families and friends for the first time since the brigade departed last year. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jesus J. Aranda, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office)
2 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A formation of 25th Combat Aviation Brigade Soldiers stand before an audience of their families, friends and loved ones during the Welcome Home Ceremony held at Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii, July 12, in honor of the Soldiers of the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade's successful 12-month rotation to northern Iraq. During the emotional ceremony, the combat veterans of the 25th CAB were reunited with their families and friends for the first time since the brigade departed last year. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jesus J. Aranda, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office) (Photo Credit: Spc. Jesus J. Aranda, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office) VIEW ORIGINAL
Children eagerly await the return of their redeploying Soldier during the Welcome Home Ceremony held at Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii, July 12, in honor of the Soldiers of the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade's successful 12-month rotation to northern Iraq. During the emotional ceremony, the combat veterans of the 25th CAB were reunited with their families and friends for the first time since the brigade departed last year. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jesus J. Aranda, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office)
3 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Children eagerly await the return of their redeploying Soldier during the Welcome Home Ceremony held at Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii, July 12, in honor of the Soldiers of the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade's successful 12-month rotation to northern Iraq. During the emotional ceremony, the combat veterans of the 25th CAB were reunited with their families and friends for the first time since the brigade departed last year. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jesus J. Aranda, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office) (Photo Credit: Spc. Jesus J. Aranda, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office) VIEW ORIGINAL
First Sgt. John Keller, first sergeant, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, embraces his wife following the Welcome Home Ceremony held at Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii, July 12, in honor of the Soldiers of the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade's successful 12-month rotation to northern Iraq. During the emotional ceremony, the combat veterans of the 25th CAB were reunited with their families and friends for the first time since the brigade departed last year. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jesus J. Aranda, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office)
4 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – First Sgt. John Keller, first sergeant, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, embraces his wife following the Welcome Home Ceremony held at Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii, July 12, in honor of the Soldiers of the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade's successful 12-month rotation to northern Iraq. During the emotional ceremony, the combat veterans of the 25th CAB were reunited with their families and friends for the first time since the brigade departed last year. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jesus J. Aranda, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office) (Photo Credit: Spc. Jesus J. Aranda, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office) VIEW ORIGINAL
A 25th Combat Aviation Brigade Soldier playfully chats with his daughter  during the Welcome Home Ceremony held at Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii, July 12, in honor of the Soldiers of the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade's successful 12-month rotation to northern Iraq. During the emotional ceremony, the combat veterans of the 25th CAB were reunited with their families and friends for the first time since the brigade departed last year. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jesus J. Aranda, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office)
5 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A 25th Combat Aviation Brigade Soldier playfully chats with his daughter during the Welcome Home Ceremony held at Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii, July 12, in honor of the Soldiers of the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade's successful 12-month rotation to northern Iraq. During the emotional ceremony, the combat veterans of the 25th CAB were reunited with their families and friends for the first time since the brigade departed last year. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jesus J. Aranda, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office) (Photo Credit: Spc. Jesus J. Aranda, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office) VIEW ORIGINAL
A warrant officer with the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade poses for a family photo for his wife during the Welcome Home Ceremony held at Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii, July 12, in honor of the Soldiers of the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade's successful 12-month rotation to northern Iraq. During the emotional ceremony, the combat veterans of the 25th CAB were reunited with their families and friends for the first time since the brigade departed last year. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jesus J. Aranda, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office)
6 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A warrant officer with the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade poses for a family photo for his wife during the Welcome Home Ceremony held at Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii, July 12, in honor of the Soldiers of the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade's successful 12-month rotation to northern Iraq. During the emotional ceremony, the combat veterans of the 25th CAB were reunited with their families and friends for the first time since the brigade departed last year. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jesus J. Aranda, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office) (Photo Credit: Spc. Jesus J. Aranda, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office) VIEW ORIGINAL
A 25th Combat Aviation Brigade Soldier is lovingly encircled by his family  during the Welcome Home Ceremony held at Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii, July 12, in honor of the Soldiers of the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade's successful 12-month rotation to northern Iraq. During the emotional ceremony, the combat veterans of the 25th CAB were reunited with their families and friends for the first time since the brigade departed last year. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jesus J. Aranda, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office)
7 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A 25th Combat Aviation Brigade Soldier is lovingly encircled by his family during the Welcome Home Ceremony held at Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii, July 12, in honor of the Soldiers of the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade's successful 12-month rotation to northern Iraq. During the emotional ceremony, the combat veterans of the 25th CAB were reunited with their families and friends for the first time since the brigade departed last year. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jesus J. Aranda, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office) (Photo Credit: Spc. Jesus J. Aranda, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office) VIEW ORIGINAL