KANEOHE (HawaiiNewsNow) - About 800 Hawaii Marines and sailors are waking up in their own beds Wednesday morning.
The troops just arrived back from a seven-month deployment in Afghanistan.
Family members and friends greeted them at on the tarmac.
"This is my third deployment with her, third time I had deployment, and it never ceases. It is always exciting to come home to her. Something to look forward to. You got him back. I got him back. I'm so excited. I got the first kiss. That was even better," Audrey and Charles Gasperetti said.
"It's great being able to come home and see my daughters. I have three daughters and my wife is nine months pregnant, so I came home just in time," Battalion Gunner James Law said.
In time to see his fourth child born and in time for the Christmas holiday season.
More troops are expected to arrive home in the next few days.