OWN's new documentary series "Married to the Army: Alaska" (premieres Sun., Nov. 18, 10 p.m. ET on OWN) is an emotional eight-part program following military wives living in Alaska.
HuffPost TV's exclusive sneak peek (above) gives a glimpse of how stressful it can be for the women to constantly be out of contact with their husbands in Afghanistan. When they don't hear from their loved ones as scheduled, their minds immediately go to a dark place: The soldiers could be on black-out, meaning someone from their ranks has died. Or there could be a much worse scenario.
"Married to the Army: Alaska" premieres Sun., Nov. 18 at 10 p.m. ET on OWN before moving to its normal night Mon., Nov. 19 at 10 p.m. ET on OWN.
Watch our clip and read OWN's official description of the series, below, then tell us: Will you watch "Married to the Army: Alaska"?
Alaska is home to more than 10,000 active-duty soldiers, about 7,000 of whom were deployed to Afghanistan over the past two years. The war in Iraq may be over, but it continues in Afghanistan and for those families whose loved ones are still gone, life during deployment is challenging, especially in Alaska, an assignment the military considers as demanding as an overseas post. For the women whose husbands serve in the U.S. Army, deployment is not just an abstract word heard on the evening news. It's real, it’s tough and it turns their world upside down. Military wives find themselves in a unique sisterhood. The tightest of bonds are formed over fears of deployment, realities of Army life and the emotional roller coaster of homecomings –- all set against the backdrop of the rugged, demanding and extreme conditions of Alaska.