An Army Reserve captain from our area got a happy homecoming Monday afternoon.

Captain Jeovanni Rodriguez of Stewartsville, Warren County, New Jersey returned to LVIA.

He's returned from Afghanistan after a 13-month tour with the 432nd Civil Affairs Platoon out of Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Family members and friends were on hand to greet him at Lehigh Valley International Airport.

Captain Rodriguez is also a New Jersey state trooper and a couple of them were there to welcome him home.

The captain also got a new "best friend!" His wife got him a chocolate lab, named "Gunny," for his return.