Nicknamed "America's Arctic Warriors," United States Army Alaska (Usarak) is part of the United States Army Pacific and headquartered at Fort Richardson in Anchorage. It's home to more than 10,000 active-duty soldiers, almost 7,000 of whom were deployed to Afghanistan during the last two years.
For many of those troops, heading into a war zone means leaving wives and children behind. For those military families, there's not only the stress of dealing with a husband in harm's way but also coping with the harsh conditions of life in America's northernmost state.
Premiering Sunday, Nov. 18, on Own (then airing on Mondays), the eight-episode docu-series "Married to the Army: Alaska," shot starting in March of this year, follows the lives of seven Army wives. They are Yolanda Goins (Harker Heights, Texas), Blair Flanagan (Lynchburg, Va.), Lindsey Bergeron (Alexandria, La.), Rynn Randall (Atlanta, Texas), Traci Moran (Baltimore, Md.), Salina Tillman (El Paso, Texas) and Tessara Dunlap (Bastrop, »
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