Army soldiers come home after 10-month deployment

Published: Sep. 26, 2017 at 10:05 PM EDT
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There is no sweeter moment, than when a soldier comes home.

"There you are," one man said as he dropped his bags to hug his family.

For the Fosters, Tuesday was the first time all five of them had been together in 10 months.

"He's not a baby anymore," Tara Foster, a sergeant in the United States Army Military Police said of her youngest.

This was the mom-of-three's second deployment. Her first was when her and her husband only had one child.

"They've grown. It's exciting to see them," she said with her kids around her.

But with hard work comes great reward. She says the moments she gets to spend with her family make it all worth it.

"Come here and give me a hug," she said to her seven-year-old Kameron. "Oh it's so good to see you."

This family is no stranger to Army life. Dad, Josh, is also in the services. This time around, though, he held down the fort at home.

"Completely non-stop," he said. "The wife did ask me what I wanted to do when she got home and I said take a nap."

But the three little ones, Kameron, Kali and Kaisen, were most excited to see their mom.

"We were talking as we were walking down here that it feels like it's a dream when you're coming back," Foster said.

Now it's time for the family, since, the future is always unknown. But no matter where they are, Kameron is quick to point out that, "we're always a family."