(FOX19) - The Military of the United States is deployed in more than 150 countries around the world, and 172,000 of its 1,350,000 active personnel are serving outside of the United States.
On the 4th of July, we honor those who are serving our country and who have served our country.
The following Tri-State soldiers have returned home to their families since July 4, 2012:
Private 1st Class Cody Curless - Returned home Nov. 21, 2012
Army SFC Phillip Gallardo - March 9, 2013
We've been lucky enough to cover some of these powerful homecomings. Cory Stark takes a look - Tonight at 6:30.