Thirteen-year-old Francis [cq] Moreno, Miss Junior Teen Delmarva from Rockville, Md. and volunteer Judy Ryan hang welcome signs in the international arrivals area of BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport in Baltimore, Md. on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 as part of Operation Welcome Home Maryland. The organization greets incoming troops and wants to ensure that their first encounter back on U.S. soil after being deployed is positive. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

Photo by: BARBARA L. SALISBURY

Thirteen-year-old Francis [cq] Moreno, Miss Junior Teen Delmarva from Rockville, Md. and volunteer Judy Ryan hang welcome signs in the international arrivals area of BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport in Baltimore, Md. on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 as part of Operation Welcome Home Maryland. The organization greets incoming troops and wants to ensure that their first encounter back on U.S. soil after being deployed is positive. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)