Married to the Army: Alaska is now airing.

| November 17, 2012 | 10 Comments

Well last year I talked about how there was going to be a reality TV show about the Army wives of Alaska. Well it looks like it is now airing. Here is a list of the seven wives that are taking part.

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network will give viewers unprecedented access into the complex challenges, personal sacrifices and extraordinary lives of military families through the eyes of seven Army Wives living in Alaska whose husbands deployed to Afghanistan in the new docu-series “Married to the Army: Alaska” premiering Sunday, November 18 from 10-11 p.m. ET/PT before moving to its regular timeslot on Mondays from 10-11 p.m. ET/PT beginning on November 19.

All I can think of from the preview is that his is a very sanitized image of military life. It is almost like they are trying to recreate the Army Wives format.This is a bad idea then and it is a bad idea now. Because there is a LOT of drama that happens in family life and some of it would make the Army look bad. What you ask. Well as a sample I can use the time that our street section was blocked off because a unidentified resident had a meth lab in the basement of their on post housing. Or how about when one your wife’s friends comes over with their marriage drama and brings in my then immediate Squad Leader’s NCO and NCOIC of our section to deal with the issues in question. Or how about hearing all the fights that the neighbors have with each other through paper thin walls. Or even better how a married couple tried avoid the deployment by having the wife pretend to leave the Husband with a child in Alaska. When he was taken off the roster she came back a few days later with the story that the had made up between each other. Because this is the stuff that Big Army wants to bring out in the open? No? So I have to wonder what happens when the camera crews run into these situations? Do they look the other way for something more trivial like the wife who is grossed out by having to clean up moose nuggets in the yard?

Again who thought this was a good idea again? Really?

Update: For some reason people are buying into this as a real view into Army Life as a wife.

Here is a somewhat better review of the show.

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  1. Twist says:

    I know my next door neighbors on Ft. Wainwright where horrible. I remember coming downstairs one morning to find my neighbbors 3 year old in nothing but a diaper eating out of my fridge. Needless to say I started locking my doors after that. They fought so much that on weekends the parking lot looked like a TMP parking lot for MP vehicles. I had to go outside one time and tell one of the MPs to move his car because it looked like he was parked in front of my house.

  2. cakmakli says:

    Like I really care about the trials and struggles that an O-6’s wife goes through.

  3. Twist says:

    On the bright side I’m glad they chose the prima donnas in Ft Richardson instead of the bastard children of USARAK at Ft Wainwright.

  4. B Woodman says:

    This is from the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). I, personally, wouldn’t talk to anyone from OWN, not even Oprah herself. She’s (and all that she portrays) a liberal douche.

  5. PhillyandBCEagles says:

    They DEFINITELY won’t show the segment of wives seeing their husbands off on deployment, proceeding directly to the bar to bring home some random guy, and then having a revolving door of dudes at their husbands’ house for the next 9 months

  6. Redacted1775 says:

    I don’t see how this will hold anyone’s interest. Dependapotami can be some spoiled rotten, horrible people.

  7. Ex-PH2 says:

    It’s on OWN? On cable TV, huh? Well, that lets me out. My TV died on 9/30 and I have no intention of replacing it until or unless the doomsday stuff comes true, in which case I won’t need a TV anyway.

  8. Twist says:

    I did notice that all the women are somewhat attractive. Where are the 250 lb depenapotomisis eating chips on the steps of on post housing while their children run around in the yard in nothing but a diaper?

  9. marinewm86 says:

    @ 5 Westpac widows! Cringe..

  10. NHSparky says:

    Speaking of Westpac widows, one of the forward ET’s was going to school on augment while the boat was on ‘Pac. Comes back to the boat and tells tales of this woman he’d met and been banging for the last several weeks. Turns out she was the wife of our M-Div Chief.

    AWK–WARD!!!!

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