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06
WED

Countdown to Season 7: Spotlight on Happiest Moments

Posted By kim_messina 10:00am GMT

Over the past six seasons, there has been a lot to smile about. Here are our top 3 in no particular order:

Michael's Promotion to 3rd Star General: In Season 6, Episode 13, Michael is notified that he will be promoted to Corps Commander and is given his third star. The entire Holden household is ecstatic...that is until Claudia Joy's old friend Audrey Whittaker tells her that she and her husband are responsible for Michael's promotion and would like to be compensated by career favors.

Claudia Joy Recovers from Kidney Transplant: Also in Season 6, Episode 13, Claudia Joy goes into cardiac arrest on the operating table at the end of her kidney transplant. Audiences were convinced that she'd be gone forever. But in Season 6, Episode 14, she was brought back to life making it one of the most memorable moments in "Army Wives" history.

Pamela and Chase's Second Wedding: After contemplating having a quickie ceremony at a courthouse, Pamela and Chase said "I do" for the second time during a ceremony at the Hump Bar in Season 5, Episode 7. The most romantic part? Chase's line, "All that matters to me is I get to wake up next to you for the rest of my life," which he said to Pamela right before the wedding.

View the happiest moments in photos:
-Season 6, Episode 23: Onward
-Season 6, Episode 14: Fatal Reaction
-Season 6, Episode 14 First Look: Fatal Reaction
-First Look Season 5, Episode 9: Countermeasures
-Season 5, Episode 7: Strategic Alliances
-Coming Home Moments
-Season 5, Episode 2: Command Presence

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05
TUE

Dr. Jill Biden to Deliver Remarks at D.C. "Army Wives" Screening

Posted By kim_messina 1:04pm GMT

Dr. Jill Biden on Army WivesDr. Jill Biden will deliver remarks at an event honoring military caregivers hosted by Caring for Military Families – the Elizabeth Dole Foundation at the National Museum of Women in the Arts on March 6 in Washington, D.C. The event will also include an advance screening of the Season 7 premiere of "Army Wives."

Caring for Military Families – the Elizabeth Dole Foundation's (dolemilitaryfamilies.org) mission is to empower military caregivers by working to better align services for wounded warriors, promote collaboration between the public, private, and nonprofit communities and raise awareness about the critical needs facing military caregivers.

05
TUE

Countdown to Season 7: Spotlight on Best Kisses

Posted By kim_messina 10:00am GMT

Sealed with a kiss! There have been many memorable kisses over the past six season. Here are our top three:

Pamela and Chase's Second Wedding: Fans were always rooting for Pamela and Chase to reconcile and their wish came true when the couple got remarried at The Hump Bar in Season 5, Episode 7.

23rd Comes Home: In Season 5, Episode 9, Roxy and Trevor and Claudia Joy and Michael's reunion kisses go down as one of the most touching moments in "Army Wives" history.

Michael and Claudia Joy's Post-Surgery Reunion: Not a kiss in the traditional sense, but in Season 6, Episode 14 when Michael kisses Claudia Joy's hand after he tells her, "We almost lost you," it'll bring even the toughest person to tears.

View the best kisses in photos:
-Season 6, Episode 18: Baby Steps
-Season 6, Episode1 4: Fatal Reaction
-Season 5, Episode 7: Countermeasures
-First Look Season 5, Episode 9: Strategic Alliances
-Season 5, Episode 9: Strategic Alliances
-Coming Home Moments
-Season 4, Episode 13: Army Strong

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04
MON

Countdown to Season 7: Behind the Scenes

Posted By kim_messina 10:00am GMT

Here's an all-access pass to Season 7! From boot camp to the kitchen, only here can you get an exclusive sneak peek at the new season. Above, cast members including Jesse McCartney, Joseph Julian Soria and Joshua Henry get down to basics at boot camp, and Elle McLemore gets a baking lesson for a sweet episode.

Want to see more behind the scenes photos? Head on over to the Straight from the Set gallery and blog.

View photos from Season 7:
-Season 7, Episode 1: Ashes to Ashes

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03
SUN

Countdown to Season 7: Spotlight on Guest Stars

Posted By kim_messina 10:00am GMT

Over the past six season, "Army Wives" has seen its fair share of top-notch guest stars: Ann-Margret, Wynonna Judd, Patti LuPone, Frankie Faison, Paul Wesley, Gabrielle Union, Lawrence Gilliard, Sean Patrick Thomas, M. Emmett Walsh, Barbara Eden, Robert Forester, General George Casey, Jr. and Under Secretary of the Army, Honorable Dr. Joseph W. Westphal. Here are our favorites:

J.R. Martinez: The most recent guest star, the "Dancing with the Stars" champion played a physical therapist who works with wounded veterans. He helped General Clarke take his first steps since his injury.

Susan Lucci: The TV legend played Audrey, the wife of a retired Brigadier General. Claudia Joy felt threatened Denise's friendship with Jackie and confided in her old friend, Audrey.

Jill Biden: Wife of United States Vice President Joe Biden stopped by Fort Marshall (as herself) to kick off the "Fun Run" charity event in Season 4.

Harry Hamlin: Harry played Grant Chandler, a public advocacy lawyer (and Claudia Joy's former law professor turned boss) who tried a case against the Army that pitted Claudia Joy and Michael against each other during a courtroom hearing. Professor Chandler also revealed to Claudia Joy that he has romantic feelings for her in Season 5.

View the husband's best moments in photos:
-Season 6, Episode 23: Onward
-Season 6, Episode 13: General Complications
-Season 6, Episode 4: Learning Curve
-Season 6, Episode 7: Movement to Contact
-Season 6, Episode 5: Command Presence

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02
SAT

Countdown to Season 7: Spotlight on The Kids

Posted By kim_messina 10:00am GMT

Equally as important to the cast as the Wives and Husbands, take a look back at some of "Army Kids" and their biggest moments:

Jeremy Sherwood and Amanda Holden: Fort Marshall's Romeo and Juliet, Jeremy and Amanda had to fight hard for their relationship. Infatuated since Day One, Amanda's parents were not pleased when they got together because Jeremy had an abusive past. By the end of Season 1, Amanda broke up with Jeremy citing that because she was going away to school soon, they would never see each other. In reality, she was scared that she was pregnant. The test came back negative. And just like Romeo and Juliet, their story had a tragic ending: Amanda was killed at the bombing of the Hump Bar, and in Season 5 Jeremy, who was now engaged to a nurse named Tanya, was killed in combat.

Emmalin Holden: Sister of the late Amanda, Emmalin also had a runaway romance with her pen pal, Logan. The two bumped into each other in Season 2, Episode 16 and subsequently fled the base to Dillon, NC. They planned to get married and even said that chilli cheese dogs will be their anniversary tradition. However, Trevor LeBlanc gave Logan a reality check and told him about life as a soldier facing AWOL, dishonorable discharge and life with General Michael Holden as his father-in-law. Scared, Logan left, leaving Emmalin devastated.

LeBlanc Children: Roxy is surrounded by boys! Before she married Trevor, she had two sons, T.J. and Finn, from previous relationships, who Trevor later adopted. In the 100th episode, Roxy gave birth to twins Wyatt and Drew. Wyatt came out with no problem, but Drew's umbilical cord was wrapped around his neck and the doctors had to perform an emergency c-section. Luckily after a few days at the hospital, he was able to join his family at home.

View the kid's best moments in photos:
-Season 6, Episode 20: The War at Home
-Season 6, Episode 1: Winds of War

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01
FRI

Countdown to Season 7: Spotlight on The Husbands

Posted By kim_messina 10:00am GMT

Yesterday we focused on Roland Burton. Today it's time for the other husbands to take center stage:

Michael Holden: Lieutenant General Michael Holden (Brian McNamara) is Corps Commander at Fort Marshall and has been married to Claudia Joy for more than 20 years. They have two daughters, Emmalin and Amanda, who was killed in the bombing at the Hump Bar. A highly-decorated soldier, Michael was offered a job at NATO in Brussels in Season 3, but returned to Fort Marshall shortly after accepting to be closer to his family. On a special mission in Season 4, Michael was captured and then rescued by Delta Force soldier Chase Moran.

Trevor LeBlanc: Like his wife Roxy, First Lieutenant Trevor LeBlanc (Drew Fuller) has had his fair share of drama over the past six seasons: he’s had to overcome a shoulder injury that kept him from active duty, a subsequent addiction to pain killers and marital stress resulting from trying to juggle his career and his family. Dedicated to Roxy's sons from previous relationships, Trevor couldn't wait to have little ones of his own. His biggest wish came true in Season 6, but it also lead to one of his most trying moments. When his twins Drew and Wyatt were born, Wyatt was born without complication, but Drew's umbilical cord was wrapped around his neck. After an emergency c-section, Drew was put in an incubator. Luckily, he got healthy and was able to join his twin bother home.

Frank Sherwood: LTC Frank Sherwood's (Terry Serpico) biggest battles have occurred not in combat. In Season 3, he discovered that Denise was having an affair with a wounded soldier named Mac while Frank was in Iraq. Frank and Denise separated, but eventually got back together. In Season 4, Denise gave birth to their daughter, Molly and in Season 5, their son Jeremy was killed in Afghanistan.

Chase Moran: Master Sergeant Chase Moran (Jeremy Davidson) is a member of the elite Delta Force. His professional life put a huge strain on his relationship with Pamela, with whom he divorced and then remarried in Season 5. At the end of that season, Chase is offered a lucrative management job in California, where his family eventually met him.

Kevin Clarke: The newest member to the crew, Major General Kevin Clarke (Robert John Burke) is married to Jackie (Kelli Williams). While he and Michael Holden had their differences, he’s proven himself as a friend and, eventually as a good husband and father. He was paralyzed below the waist in Season 6 and, in the finale, took his first (physical) steps to recovery.

View the husband's best moments in photos:
-Season 6, Episode 23: Onward
-Season 6, Episode 19: Centennial
-Season 6, Episode 11: Baby Fallout
-Season 6, Episode 7: System Failure
-Season 6, Episode 5: True Colors
-Season 5, Episode 12: Farewell to Arms

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28
THU

Countdown to Season 7: Spotlight on Roland

Posted By kim_messina 10:00am GMT

Roland (Sterling K. Brown) sacrificed his lucrative career as a psychologist to become an "Army Husband." He's married to now-Garrison Commander Joan. In the first season, Roland struggled with Joan's on and off deployments and subsequent treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder. Their marriage got so difficult that Roland cheated on Joan with a visting magazine reporter. However, the couple later reconciled. They have two children: biological daughter Sara Elizabeth and adopted son David.

In Season 2, since Joan was back, Roland became a counselor for the Fort Marshall high school. However, he lost his job because he was accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student who confided in him. The charges were later cleared.

And while it hasn't always been easy to be a house-husband, Roland has proved to be a stellar stay-at-home dad—even throwing Sara Elizabeth her first birthday party while Joan was in Iraq, who joined via video chat.

In Season 6, David's father Marcus returned, as did his drug issues. Roland agreed to help him get treatment and allowed him to temporarily stay at the clinic, which he tried to hide from Joan. When Joan found out, she banned Marcus from seeing David ever again, which led Marcus to overdose.

View Roland's best moments in photos:
-Season 6, Episode 20: The War at Home
-Season 6, Episode 19: Centennial
-Season 6, Episode 18: Baby Steps
-Season 6, Episode 15: Tough Love
-Season 6, Episode 10: After Action Report
-Season 5, Episode 12: Firefight

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27
WED

Countdown to Season 7: Spotlight on Joan

Posted By kim_messina 10:00am GMT

Career-driven Joan Burton (Wendy Davis) defied expectations and rose through the ranks, becoming Fort Marshall's first African American female lieutenant colonel. But that didn't come without a price—she often found herself torn between her career and husband, Roland, the sole "Army Husband."

The couple's struggles were played out in Season 1. In the pilot, Joan returned home from a two-year deployment, suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. Feeling alone, Roland had a one-night stand, and later confessed his actions to Joan. While the two contemplated divorce, they eventually reconciled when Joan realized she was pregnant with their daughter Sara Elizabeth. The couple later adopted their HIV-postive son, David.

In Season 4, she was re-deployed to Iraq and suffered an eye injury after her patrol came under attack from an IED. When she returned to Fort Marshall, she was diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury. She then received the additional duty of Garrison Commander.

In Season 6, David’s biological father Marcus came back into the picture. Hesitant at first to let him into their lives, Joan and Roland eventually showed compassion to Marcus. Joan also revealed that season that she's not always been so strong. In a pivotal Season 6 moment, she confessed to Roland that she had a drug problem in high school.

View Joan's best moments in photos:
-Season 6, Episode 19: Centennial
-Season 6, Episode 18: Baby Steps
-Season 6, Episode 15: Tough Love
-Season 6, Episode 10: After Action Report
-Season 5, Episode 12: Firefight

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26
TUE

Countdown to Season 7: Spotlight on Pamela

Posted By kim_messina 10:00am GMT

Tough and outspoken, Pamela Moran (Brigid Brannagh) is the glue that keeps the wives together. A former Boston PD, Pamela came to Fort Marshall with her Delta Force husband Chase and became a full-time mother to their kids Katie and Lucas. In Season 1, one of Pamela's biggest challenges was that she was secretly a surrogate (with twins!) to earn $50,000 to get her family out of debt. In the first episode, Pamela goes into labor at Claudia Joy's tea party, exposing her secret—and subsequent financial situation—to the Wives. But the Wives kept mum, proving early on that their bond is unbreakable.

During the first few seasons, Chase was often absent because of his position as Delta Force. To help her cope and fill the void, Pamela got her own radio show "Have At It" in Season 2, but later quit because of a listener-turned-stalker. By the time Season 4 came along, Pamela had enough of Chase coming and going—even asking him to quit his job— so they divorced.

Pamela then went back to PD roots and got a job as a detective in Atlanta to provide for her family. By the end of Season 4, Chase's priorities shifted and he told Pamela that he was ready to quit Delta Force and become a family again. In Season 5, the pair remarried at the Hump Bar. At the end of the season, Chase received a job offer in California, which guaranteed more money than his and Pamela's salaries combined. Chase moved to The Golden State alone, but Pamela and the kids later joined him after their house got damaged by a hurricane.

View Pamela's best moments in photos:
-Season 6, Episode 17: Hello Stranger
-Season 5, Episode 13: Farewell to Arms
-Season 5, Episode 7: Strategic Alliances
-Season 5, Episode 4: On Behalf of a Grateful Nation

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