Saturday, October 13, 2012

Married to the Army Alaska

Sneak Peek: Watch the First 5 Minutes of Married To The Army: Alaska
Alaska is home to more than 10,000 active-duty soldiers, about 7,500 of whom are currently deployed in Afghanistan. For the women whose husbands serve in the U.S. Army, "deployment" is not just an abstract word heard on the evening news. It's real, it's tough, and it turns their world upside down. Now, for the first time, the Pentagon allows cameras unprecedented access inside the lives of real-life Army wives in this new OWN docu-series. 

 On the series premiere of Married to the Army: Alaska, meet 7 women who find themselves in a unique sisterhood that only they can understand. From those who step into Army life for the first time, to seasoned Army wife veterans, watch as women come together and form the tightest of bonds. They share everything from life-threatening deployments, to the realities of motherhood in Army life, to navigating the emotional roller coaster of homecomings. This, and more, all set against the backdrop of the rugged, demanding and extreme conditions of the America's last frontier: Alaska.

 Watch the first 5 minutes of the premiere episode right now, before its television debut! Then, tune in for the special, two-night premiere event beginning on Sunday, November 18th at 10/9c and Monday, November 19th at 10/9c. You won't want to miss a moment of this powerful new series.

I saw this floating around facebook yesterday, and since it is filmed at our soon-to-be duty station, I followed the links to the OWN network page and watched the clip. The show has so far received only negative comments (mostly from Army Wives) who are sick of seeing "entitled army wives" being showcased. While watching the clip, I was really put off by Lindsey. Something about how she talked about being a major's wife was really off-putting... which is not so good for me, since she is the one I will probably end up meeting while being in Alaska. Her husband is going to one of the officers in the battalion that my husband will be in. Here's to hoping she doesnt act so "entitled" in person... I did actually go and read her bio, and judging by her upbringing, I'm hoping it was just the way the producers portrayed her.


  1. I heard that when some people showed up for a viewing of this show, they did a SURPRISE "Oprah's Favorite Things" show. How cool is that! I haven't been paying too much attention to news about this show coming out, but it seems like some of the other wives are fairly "normal." I hope they'll portray some spouses without kids, or spouses who work outside the home.

  2. I just left the Army (stationed in Alaska). I now reside in Oregon. I was wondering where I should file for unemployment, if I could do it in Alaska shouldn't I as that's where I worked and it's most likely going to pay more monthly? I also heard though federal employes get the same amount no matter what state for unemployment pay.

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