Cpl. Benjamin walked across the tarmac with her husband Gunnery Sgt. Terry Benjamin. They were greeted with hugs from family. The couple met in the Marine Corps. Cpl. Benjamin called it 'luck' that they were deployed together.
"Mission first. We pretty much stayed on top of everything and we're back home safe, so everything went well," she said.
"Generally you don't have to worry about trying to get through e-mails and phone calls, she's right there at the same place I'm at, so, it was really nice," said Sgt Benjamin.
Among the hundreds waiting for loved ones were many mothers carrying toddlers, born just weeks before their fathers were deployed for seven months.
"It's definitely going to be an adjustment but we're just gonna be excited to show him our routine and how things work around the house," said Christina Tyner.
"The day he turned three months, my husband left and he hasn't seen him since. He was this little thing and now he's gonna be, now he's huge", said Zulay Romero.