Operation Welcome Home Maryland opens its arms to U.S. troops

Operation Welcome Home Maryland greets incoming troops from the theater of war, making sure their first encounter home is positive.

Drew Lauer of Alexandria, Va. plays with his 2 1/2-year-old daughter Lauren at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 after arriving home from a six-month deployment in Qatar. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

Drew Lauer of Alexandria, Va. plays with his 2 1/2-year-old daughter Lauren at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 after arriving home from a six-month deployment in Qatar. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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