Posted 5:49 PM 12/16/2011 : Fort Carson Soldiers home for Christmas
Emotions fill the air as hundreds of families anxiously await the arrival of their loved ones returning from Afghanistan. April Sarver hasn't seen her husband in six months.
"Its been rough. But he did an awesome job so we're proud", said April Sarver.
Its the same story for Christine Gonzalez. Her husband has been away for eight months.
"I'm anxious. I'm nervous. And I'm a little worried", said Christine Gonzalez.
She's a little worried because it will be the first time her husband will hold their six-month-old daughter.
"He got a little emotional because he couldn't be here for the birth. This is the first time he's seeing his little girl and he's really excited", said Christine Gonzalez.
Now that the war in Iraq is officially over, more and more families will be in the arms of their loved ones this Christmas.
"To be deployed [and] to be with your fellow brothers over there you form a bond. [But] to be able to come home and re-establish that bond is just absolutely amazing", said Sgt. Braden Watson.