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11
FRI

Win a 2009 Ford Mustang as Seen on This Season of "Army Wives"!

Posted By CaitlinBergmann 3:21pm GMT

Win big with our Warriors in Pink SweepsHave you seen the Warriors in Pink Sweeps running on myLifetime.com yet?

Win big with our Warriors in Pink Sweeps for a chance at a 2009 Ford Mustang — as featured on this week's episode of "Army Wives" — in black, silver or white.

You could also win a DVD of Season 1 and a visit to the set! Start your engines and enter now!

09
WED

Grab the Official "Army Wives" Widget Now for Your Site!

Posted By CaitlinBergmann 6:04pm GMT

Have you grabbed the "Army Wives" widget for your blog or social network yet? I have!

09
WED

Ask "Army Wives" Star Brigid Brannagh a Question!

Posted By CaitlinBergmann 5:21pm GMT

Ask Army Wives star Brigid Brannagh your questions If Brigid Brannagh is your favorite star on "Army Wives," you're in luck! Brigid, a.k.a. Pamela Moran, is taking your fan questions during my exclusive interview tomorrow.

Check back next week to see if she selected yours from the "Army Wives" blog! ...Have at it!

 

07
MON

Sneak a Peek at Next Week's Episode of "Army Wives"

Posted By CaitlinBergmann 12:31am GMT

What else could be in store for our friends at Fort Marshall? Looks like Denise just can't catch a break, and the rumor mill at the hospital isn't helping!

Catch a glimpse of next week's brand-new episode:

 

06
SUN

Trevor's Moving Moment From "The Hero Returns"

Posted By CaitlinBergmann 11:31pm GMT

What did you think of tonight's amazing episode of "Army Wives"? Trevor's speech on Pamela's radio show about the importance of locating MIAs made me think of my mother's own experience with a similar situation.

 

A dear high school friend, Sgt. Frederick Burns, was separated from his ten-man patrol on Christmas Day, 1967 in Vietnam. He was captured by a Viet Cong patrol, and eventually died in captivity at age 19. He was buried by his fellow POWs, who remarked that throughout this ordeal, he never lost his gentle manners and kindness that so many, including my mother, knew him for.

His remains were found and returned to his hometown of New York in 1995. I was so glad to know my mother found some closure when he was finally reunited with his friends and family. Watching her locate his name on the Vietnam Memorial and trace a copy was a moment I'll never forget.

 

Did you miss tonight's episode? Watch the full streaming episode here: "Army Wives" Episode 5, "The Hero Returns"

02
WED

More Behind-the-Scenes at Walter Reed and a Peek at Episode 5!

Posted By CaitlinBergmann 9:50pm GMT

As promised, here’s some pictures from Tuesday night’s event at Walter Reed in Washington, D.C. where military solders at the hospital and their friends and family were treated to an advanced screening of episode five of "Army Wives" as well as a chance to meet some of the cast:


Lifetime Walter Reed Army Medical Center screening for Army Wives

"Army Wives" meets the real military wives on the red carpet

Lifetime Walter Reed Army Medical Center screening for Army Wives | Tanya Biank with Bridgid Brannagh

Tanya Biank, author of Army Wives, with Brigid Brannagh

Lifetime Walter Reed Army Medical Center screening for Army Wives

Tanya signs a copy of her book, Army Wives, for a soldier

Lifetime Walter Reed Army Medical Center screening for Army Wives

Standing room only! Hundreds begin to gather for the event


Lifetime Walter Reed Army Medical Center screening for Army Wives | General Casey

One very important chair!

Lifetime Walter Reed Army Medical Center screening for Army Wives

Brigid meets and greets fans at the event

Lifetime Walter Reed Army Medical Center screening for Army Wives

Sally Pressman signs autographs after the event


And here's some moments you won’t read about anywhere else:

1. Brigid and Sally’s fierce stilettos that they wore all night long...without complaining!

2. Sally sitting on Brigid’s lap to purposely "blooper" her interview. During the interview Brigid was talking about how her character was going to have a “sassy” storyline coming up real soon!

3. A man whose chair broke at an awkward moment during a hilarious sexy scene of Episode 5.

4. How I found Brigid’s missing sweater underneath a pile of stuff and was this close to offering it up for grabs on the blog. (Sorry, guys. I tried!)

FYI: Brigid later fessed up to leaving little black sweaters everywhere she goes.

I had an advanced preview of this Sunday’s all new episode of “Army Wives” at the event, and I must tell you, this was my favorite episode yet. Dare I say it, the best episode of the show to date!

It made me laugh, it made me think, it made me cry. And, I learned from Sally Pressman that it was directed by Joanna Kerns, of “Growing Pains” fame. (She also directed the episode "Dirty Laundry" in Season 1.)

I can’t give too much away without ruining some great moments, but here’s a sneak peek:


 

Tune in Sunday at 10 pm et/pt to watch the entire brand new episode! Come back to the blog after the show for my weekly recap! (And soon I’ll have video from this event too.)

02
WED

"Army Wives" Screening with Our Nation's Heroes at Walter Reed

Posted By CaitlinBergmann 3:45pm GMT

I’ve just returned from an incredible “Army Wives” event in Washington, D.C. at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Stars Brigid Brannagh (Pamela Moran) and Sally Pressman (Roxy LeBlanc)joined executive producer Deborah Spera, Army Wives author Tanya Biank, and Lee Woodruff, author of In an Instant and wife of ABC News correspondent Bob Woodruff who was injured while in Iraq, previewed "The Hero Returns" this Sunday’s episode, “The Hero Returns,” honoring our country’s bravest men and women in the armed forces. General and Mrs. George W. Casey, Chief of Staff of the Army, also made an appearance at this special event.

Real Army Wives Saluted by Actresses from Army Wives, Lifetime's #1 Cable Drama for Women, at Special 4th of July Screening at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Left to right: Army wife Holly Ortegren, Actress Brigid Brannagh, Army Wives author Tanya Biank, Actress Sally Pressman and Army wife Lyndsie Bre Rigger

It was so amazing to see real-life Army wives and their husbands watching this episode in the very same room with the actors who portray the events that happen every day in their very own lives. The parallels between fiction and reality were everywhere. In fact, I met the “real-life Roxy and Trevor,” Jason and Jordan Pardun—a vibrant young couple who met, became engaged on Valentine’s Day, married on February 20th, and then Jason was deployed for a year overseas. Watching the two of them show so much genuine affection for “Army Wives,” the cast, and one another in true LeBlanc fashion made the experience so memorable for me.

Brigid Brannagh was moved to tears just trying to find the words to explain the impact the day had on her, not just at that moment, but on her life. Lines wrapped around the room for soldiers and their wives (and husbands) to meet the characters they’ve grown so fond of over these two seasons of “Army Wives.” What a day!

On a not-so-serious note, I do have some great gossip and photos to share with you from the event!

Check back tomorrow for some behind-the-scenes pictures, and the story of how I saved Brigid from going home sweaterless!

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27
FRI

"Army Wives" Episode 4 Recap: Denise's Doctor Dilemma!

Posted By CaitlinBergmann 7:39pm GMT

I hope you didn't miss tonight's episode of "Army Wives," because things seem to be getting even more dramatic by the minute for Denise Sherwood!

 

 

The rumor mill is in full effect with Denise's new motorcycle companion, Dr. Chris "Getti" Ferlinghetti, played by "General Hospital" hottie Seamus Dever. After Frank seemed to be none too pleased with his wife's admission for her newfound love of bikes, Getti, like "Mac" (the cute patient who give her his bike), seems to encourage Denise to let loose and not be so...well, Denise!

Maybe this is a positive thing for Denise that's allowing her to come out of her shell and be her own person, or perhaps this will lead her towards getting the acceptance she needs from Frank from someone else?

What do you make of this relationship with Denise and Getti? Will she be tempted to cheat? Would you have if you were in her position? Have at it!

 

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27
FRI

Host Your Very Own "Army Wives" House Party and Watch This Week's Brand New Episode!

Posted By CaitlinBergmann 4:27pm GMT


Looks like I was right! Denise is riding around post (looking like Danica Patrick in that biker getup she's wearing!) on Mac's old bike and it's attracting her some unwanted attention from the rumor mill.

More importantly, what is going on with Trevor? That cryptic phone call scene does not look good. Let's all hope it works out in the end. I don't think Roxy can juggle anything else with running the household solo and Betty to support.

Guess we'll all find out this Sunday! Tune in this weekend for episode four, and check back on Sunday night immediately after the show for my episode recap!

26
THU

Announcing the Winner of the "Army Wives" Season 1 DVD Giveaway!

Posted By CaitlinBergmann 8:12pm GMT

I've been holding out on you all for far too long! I am now pleased to announce the winner of the "Army Wives" Season 1 DVD from those of you who entered here on the blog!

The winner of our giveaway is

Keep your eye out for our next blog giveaway soon where YOU can win the Season 1 DVD too. To hold you over with a much-needed dose of "Army Wives," why don't you watch a preview of a scene from this week's all new episode?

 

 

Looks like the Holdens are still struggling with the family fallout from Amanda's death. Can they get past this roadblock or will it constantly haunt them? Guess we'll find out this Sunday night!

 

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