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Kate Mortensen
· January 30, 2018
Thank you for welcoming us home tonight! We still have a few stops to go, but it was so nice and unexpected to see smiling faces!!!!
Stacy Furman Eberling
· February 28, 2018
Such a special group of people doing such an awesome thing for our heroes. Was honored to help last night.
Caroline Joy
· June 28, 2017
Thank you so much for being at the gate last night to greet our troops home. There was much uncertainty regarding my husband's arrival home from a 10 month deployment. I had arrived early with 5 of ou...r 6 kids not even knowing exactly when their flight was arriving. You all were so kind and made the welcome home experience extra special! How do I view the photographs taken? See More
Tom Giroir
· July 6, 2017
Operation Welcome Home Maryland is a phenomenal organization of volunteers. They welcome each and every flight bringing our GI's (to include civil servants and contractors) back from the AOR. No mat...ter what time of day or night the aircraft lands. Bless you all- See More
Isiah Masiero
· December 1, 2017
Came off the plane last night and you guys made it absolutely wonderful! By far the best part of the trip. Thank you for the support and God Bless!
Kimberly Chaplaindgzjerzee Rodgers
· May 23, 2017
I thank the ladies of Operation Welcome Home/Maryland for opening up the opportunity for us to smile, wave and serve the people who serve us! They are a great group of women with big golden hearts! ...I enjoyed volunteering at this event and would do it again and again X infinity. Thank You � See More
Maureen Taylor
· June 28, 2017
Thank you so much for being there to welcome my family and I home from Germany. We have not been back to the US in 3 years. I was truly touched to see all your smiling faces and I was totally surprise...d by such a warm welcome. Thank you also for the snacks and cookies they really helped out a lot. We apreciate it so much. See More
Andy Stranger
· December 3, 2015
I was just here on a layover after I finished my first deployment. I could not tell you how great it was to see volunteers that supported the troops coming back home. It makes my day to meet so many p...eople that thank me for my service and this group went beyond that. Thank for for everything you do and I hope you all have a great holiday! See More
Tracey Michael
· December 1, 2017
Fantastic experience! So happy that we participated!!
Jennifer Beavers-Merriman
· January 24, 2017
These volunteers go above and beyond to welcome home our service men and women and it is truly an amazing thing for them to give if their time so graciously. My husband is returning today and it mean...s the world to us that people appreciate the sacrifices our loved ones make! See More
Meredith Jaggers
· October 9, 2015
I just want to say that I think what you all are doing is great. I came back to MD on a Space A flight from Germany the other day & I was thrilled to see all the volunteers who were there to welcome ...those who had been deployed. Thank you for what you all do. I'm sure they enjoyed the goodie bags too :) See More
Kevin Hammer
· September 15, 2017
Thank you so much for supporting our military at their homecoming. This was my best return home yet!
Linda Tweel Toney
· November 11, 2016
Thank you to those who welcomed the 8pm flight yesterday. Our daughter fell in love with the four legged furry greeter. She is an airman and has missed her own dog during her six month deployment. W...e are so grateful to all of you! She continued her journey today and has arrived back at her base See More
Amy Mills Woodward
· November 4, 2016
Thank you for welcoming home my husband and the other brave men and women today at 0100. Although, he isn't quite to our home yet, your applause & warm welcome back to the United States was much appr...eciated. I'm so grateful for your organization. After 13+ years at war, it's heart warming to know the honor & respect continues to exist for those in harms way.
May God Bless You & May God continue to Bless America!! �
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Willa Dozer
· September 18, 2016
I loved the volunteers making our men and women feel welcomed! many of those folks arriving have no one to meet them at the airport and it's awesome to have even strangers cheer for your safe return. ...Thank you so much for that. I know my loved one appreciated the welcome home. See More
Teresa Chinault Ameden
· August 5, 2017
Honored to be a part of this organization and to have met so many crazy wonderful friends....
Kim Miller
· May 26, 2017
What a beautiful mission, and the volunteers are compassionate and devoted. We were grateful for the opportunity to assist last night.
Maggie Welch
· July 12, 2017
This is something everyone should experience. Heart warming for the soldiers and the volunteers.
Tonia Fuss
· February 12, 2016
You are the best.So heart warming!!This has touched my heart and I'm sure many other not expecting such a Welcome Home like that!!!❤❤❤❤Thank you all for giving such a wonderful and memorable deed!!!
Jane Lewis Schramm
· February 10, 2017
When we arrived at the gate to greet our son returning from his deployment we were told about this great organization and told we could help fill goodie bags or decorate for returning troops. What a g...reat organization! See More
Thank You, Lauren Thorp, for your additional donation to OWHMD as part of your Ice Bucket Challenge!
A very large and enthusiastic crowd of volunteers welcomed home over 200 Service members this afternoon. Full set of photos will be posted soon. Next Welcome Home Event is Wednesday, June 1 at 5:15 PM. Check the Hotline 410-630-1555 for updates to the schedule.
OWHMD Founder, Kathy Thorp, shares her response to the Ice Bucket Challenge: "I was challenged by my son for the ICE bucket challenge, completing within 24 hours. This challenge is for the troops and I will be making a donation to Operation Welcome Home Maryland."

The OWHMD Event scheduled for tonight, Tuesday, March 20th, has been cancelled due to inclement weather that is expected to continue tonight. The next event is scheduled for Thursday, March 24th.

Sue and Jo-Ann

The next OWHMD event will be on Tuesday, March 20th.

Volunteer arrival time is 7:45 PM.

Team Leaders - Jo-Ann and Sue


Due to the possibility of inclement weather on Tuesday, there may be changes in our ability to meet this flight. Please be sure to monitor the eventline, 410-630-1555 for updates.

We appreciate your support!

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