Operation Welcome Home—Maryland!

Last updated August 13, 2009


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“Troops Return Home 
   to Patriotic Welcome”

                         - Carroll Standard


“Operation Welcome
   Home Draws a Crowd”

        - Maryland Gazette


 “A Hero’s Welcome”

                - Annapolis Capital


Hundreds of our Sailors, Airmen, Soldiers and Marines return from the War on Terror every week though the gates of the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.  Since March 2007, Operation Welcome Home volunteers have greeted over 160 flights and more than 33,000 Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines. 

We invite you to come on out and help us welcome them home!

Click on the EVENT SCHEDULE button on the left to see the current month’s event dates or call our hotline at (410) 630-1555 for recorded information about our next event

Thank you for your interest in supporting our troops and giving them
the hero’s welcome home they truly deserve!!!

ATTENTION: Companies, schools, church groups and other organizations
We invite you to come out and support our welcome home events, and/or contribute water and snacks for the troops; please email us at webmaster@owhmd.org

Volunteers are always needed to give our troops the hero’s welcome that they deserve.  Operation Welcome Home (Maryland) averages one welcome home event per week, and YOU could be part of the excitement.  Individuals, corporations, youth groups, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, civic organizations, religious organizations, and government agencies have all participated in events since our founding in March 2007.

Volunteers help decorate the lobby with patriotic signs and banners.  They also package “goodie bags” for the troops, many of whom are hungry, thirsty, and tired from their travels and will be waiting on a connecting flight.  When the troops arrive through the doors of the International Arrival terminal, we shower them with praise, cheering them on, hugging them, offering them a “goodie bag,” and thanking them for their service.

ATTENTIONWe are NO LONGER managing a volunteer email list. We are posting the dates of our events at the beginning of each month on this website under the EVENT SCHEDULE button on the left. You must call the hotline at (410) 630-1555 to find out the time for volunteers to arrive at the airportcall the hotline a couple days before the event you plan to attend

Finally, PLEASE be sure to call the hotline again before you leave for the airport to make sure the flight has not been delayed or cancelled.

Email any questions you may have to:  webmaster@owhmd.org