Surprise homecoming for a military family

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SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (KNEP) -- The rain and power outages did not stop one military family from seeing their loved ones they haven’t seen in almost two years.

Keisa Gardner and husband, Garrett Gardner, traveled all the way from Guam to Nebraska to surprise their family. They are high school sweethearts and have three children. As of now, the family is stationed at Guam as part of Garrett Gardner's service in the Air Force.

According to Keisa Gardner, it has been since December 2015 since they haven’t seen some of their family members. The family of five flew on a Space A flight which is free for military families, and seeing their loved ones together made the trip almost half across the world worth it.

"I think they are all just in shock right now which is a good feeling for us to do that for them,” said Garrett Gardner.

“Super excited, got surprised by my little brother back from Guam. I wasn’t expecting him here today,” says Jeremiah Gardner.

The family said it’s difficult to travel to Nebraska since flights can cost over $10,000 for a family of five.

Read the original version of this article at nbcneb.com.