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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

Want even more "Army Wives"? Watch full episodes now!

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

Want even more "Army Wives"? Watch full episodes now!

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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

Want even more Roland and "Army Wives"? Watch full episodes now!

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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

Want even more Joan and the Wives? Watch full episodes now!

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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

Want even more Pamela and the Wives? Watch full episodes now!

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MON

Countdown to Season 7: Spotlight on Claudia Joy

Posted By kim_messina 10:00am GMT

Described as "sophisticated, strong and smart," for six seasons, Claudia Joy Holden (Kim Delaney) has been the heart of Fort Marshall. She's married to now Major General Michael Holden and has two daughters, Emmalin and Amanda. Amanda was tragically killed during a bombing at the Hump Bar in the Season 1 finale, just weeks after Claudia Joy was held hostage at the hospital by a mentally unstable soldier.

It was also revealed in Season 1 that because she got married to Michael, Claudia Joy never finished her law degree at Harvard. In Season 4, Claudia Joy returned to school, completed her degree and got a job at a Charleston law firm. She eventually quit the firm because her boss (and former law professor), Grant Chandler, disclosed that he had romantic feelings for her.

Claudia Joy has also had her fair share of health issues over the years. In Season 3, she was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. In Season 5 she discovered that she had an ovarian cyst, but it turned out to be non-cancerous. In Season 6, a doctor told Claudia Joy that she was having kidney failure and needed a transplant. Denise came to her rescue, donated one of her kidneys and just as the surgery was deemed successful, Claudia Joy went into cardiac arrest on the operating table. Luckily, the doctors were able to revive her.

View Claudia Joy's best moments in photos:
-Season 6, Episode 15: Tough Love
-Season 6, Episode 14: Fatal Reaction
-Season 5, Episode 11: Drop Zone
-Season 5, Episode 3: Movement to Contact
-Season 4, Episode 14: Be All You Can Be

Want even more Claudia Joy and the Wives? Watch full episodes now!

24
SUN

Countdown to Season 7: Spotlight on Roxy

Posted By kim_messina 10:00am GMT

Roxy LeBlanc (Sally Pressman) didn't have it easy on when she first arrived at Fort Marshall. After getting married to Sergaent Trevor LeBlanc after a four-day courtship, Roxy was initially seen as an outsider, but after befriending Claudia Joy, Roxy soon found a common ground with the other Wives.

With money problems at home, Roxy took a job as a waitress at the Hump Bar, eventually taking over as owner after former owner Betty passed away. However, Roxy's troubles didn't stop at the bank. Over the span of her life, she's had to deal with an abusive mother, lack of high school degree (eventually getting her GED), a miscarriage after conceiving her first child with Trevor and raising her two sons from previous relationships abusive ex-husband, Jesse, and ex-boyfriend, Whit, who came back into Roxy's life in Season 5.

When Trevor got deployed to Afghanistan, Roxy found herself growing close to Whit, even getting him a job as a contractor on a truck stop project. Although Roxy never acted upon her feelings, when Trevor returned home, tension grew between the couple. After finding peace, in Season 6, Roxy became an FGR leader and got pregnant with twins, Wyatt and Drew. In true Roxy-fashion, complications occurred during childbirth, and Drew's umbilical cord was wrapped around his neck, forcing Roxy to have an emergency c-section. Luckily after a few days in an incubator, Drew was able to join his family at home.

At the end of Season 6 with a teary-eyed goodbye, Roxy, Trevor and their family packed their bags and moved to Tacoma, WA.

View Roxy's best moments in pictures:
-Season 6, Episode 17: Hello Stranger
-Season 6, Episode 16: Battle Scars
-Season 6, Episode 5: True Colors
-Season 5, Episode 9: Countermeasures
-Season 5, Episode 8: Supporting Arms
-Season 4, Episode 12: Change of Station

Want even more Roxy and the Wives? Watch full episodes now!

13
WED

First Look: Official Season 7 Poster!

Posted By kim_messina 4:20pm GMT

The new season of "Army Wives" is just around the corner and this season's official poster is star-studded—literally!

The patriotic image features returning cast members Catherine Bell, Kelli Williams, Wendy Davis and Alyssa Diaz, and new additions Torrey DeVitto, Brooke Shields, Ashanti and Elle McLemore.

In the seventh season of the show, the characters will see "new challenges to the tribe, including a heartfelt and final goodbye to one of their own in one of the series' most dramatic and pivotal moments."

"Army Wives" returns March 10 at 9.8c!

What do you want to see happen on Season 7?

25
FRI

Brooke Shields Joins Season 7!

Posted By kim_messina 1:37pm GMT

Brooke ShieldsGet ready for a bigger (and better) Fort Marshall in Season 7! It was just announced that Brooke Shields is joining the new cast, which includes Jesse McCartney, Burgess Jenkins, Joshua Henry, Torrey DeVitto, Ashanti and Elle McLemore.

Brooke will portray brash and brilliant Air Force Colonel Katherine "Kat" Young. A crack C-17 pilot who can hold her own in the boys club atmosphere of the military, she’s hardly touched down in her new assignment at Joint Base Marshall Bring before she clashes with Army General Michael Holden (Brian McNamara). Never one to step away from a fight, Kat is a fierce advocate for the Air Force as she and Holden jockey for their respective branches at the highest levels of power on base. Only after their initial skirmishes does Holden learn of Kat’s tragic past, discovering they have more in common than he thought.

So what do you think? Who else would you like to see on Season 7?

Photos: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images

14
MON

Jesse McCartney's Coming to Fort Marshall!

Posted By kim_messina 11:31am GMT

Army WivesOn the heels of the announcement that Burgess Jenkins and Joshua Henry are the newest husbands on the "Army Wives" block, it was just revealed that actor/singer Jesse McCartney is joining the cast.

The "Leavin'" singer will play Private Tim Truman, an eager and enthusiastic soldier determined to prove himself on his first deployment for an 11-episode arc.

Season 7 of "Army Wives" premieres this March on Lifetime.

Photos: Jason Merritt/Getty Images