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Army Wives premiered about the same time I met a retired Army Ranger who I dated for a short time. So it piqued my interest and I started watching and stayed. Then five years ago when I met Mr. Hart it definitely continued to be a bit of an educational tool to help me understand the military world. I never imagined in a million years we would act out our own deployment drama in real life years later.
Here are 10 helpful lessons I have learned from Army Wives:
- How to be a good military "sister"
- That there are lots of different types of military families and military wives
- That separation breeds misunderstanding & contention
- That being the homefront to a service member is a LOT of work & scheduling
- That forging strong friendships is a good thing
- The meaning of words like "chit", "Jody Bar" and FPCON ALPHA.
- That everyone gets a little bit screwed over at some point in their military career
- To never expect a schedule to stay firm
- That if you're on TV you can get promoted through the ranks quite quickly
- That there are details about your husband's work that you can never know about