(above) The Easter bunny may have been a little late on April 8, but for the children of five explosive ordnance disposal technicians, he brought their fathers home just after 9 p.m. Sgt. Dane Schielke hugs his two daughters after surprising them with his return. The young children of all the technicians were left in the dark about their fathersâ€™ return, thinking they were merely at a shop party. The returning Marines snuck into the building, donned their bunny ears and surprised their children. The Marines returned from a seven month deployment supporting the 2nd EOD Company in Afghanistanâ€™s Kajaki Sofla region.
(below) Warrant Officer Jeff Jones II, Marine Wing Support Squadron 371 explosive ordnance disposal officer, reacts to his office, specially decorated for his arrival, April 8. Upon returning home from a seven-month tour in Afghanistanâ€™s Kajaki Sofla region, Jones was not-so-delighted to find his office decorated with pink lights, decorations including flowers, rainbows and a life-sized cardboard cutout of his least favorite singer, Justin Bieber.