This is what your husband does for a living, sarah. It's so cool. We are truly a sisterhood. Reporter: They are the real army wives, stars of the own series, "married to the army: Alaska." Women,... See More
This is what your husband does for a living, sarah. It's so cool. We are truly a sisterhood. Reporter: They are the real army wives, stars of the own series, "married to the army: Alaska." Women, shouldering the responsibilities of family and home, while their husband is out of the country. It's hard to separate the amy and the wife. That's what I am. An army wife. Reporter: Yolanda was born into the army life. Daughter of soldiers. How was your day yesterday? Reporter: The couple has one son, cameron. He is a junior at west point. I could not imagine sending my only child to war. And you're 100% sure this is what you want to do? Positive. Reporter: There is no one more qualified than yolanda to bring together this sisterhood of army wives at ft. Richardson, alaska. My husband just joined a year ago in january. Oh, wow. Reporter: It's a support group that never knows what the new day will bring. As an army wife, I can say with probably 98% certainty, your husband will be different. But it's nothing to fear. It's just something to prepare for. On the flipside, you won't be the same. Reporter: For these women, deployment is more than just a word. It's a way of life. And it's a tough one. Inside, your knees are buckling. Yet, when it's required, you stand strong, as a mighty warrior. That's what army wives are. And colonel gowens and his wife, yolanda, are here this morning. Colonel, you just got back a month ago. We want to thank you for your service. We want to ask why you agree to do this show. You want to go first? Sure. We decided to do the show because we saw that our spouses give a tremendous sacrifice to our nation. While the soldiers are serving on one side of the battlefield, we have children and spouses at home, serving on the other side of the battlefield. And they just give a phenomenal amount of sacrifice to our nation. And your military family continues because you have a son, that must feel like in deployment. He is a west point cadet. You don't get to see much, I'm guessing. That's true, sir. We do not. Our son is a junior at west point. So, we are in alaska. We don't have an opportunity to see him very much. He's following in his dad's footsteps. We have a surprise for you. Colonel, I know you haven't seen your son. He is here with us. Cameron, come on out. surprise. How are you doing? That's a good-looking military family, right there, ladies and gentlemen. How are you doing? This is my baby. How are you, son? I know you guys are just getting reacquainted. How does it feel to be back together again? Colonel, you didn't know this was happening. Your wife was in on it, by the way. This is for sure, phenomenal. It is just good to see him. It's been a while. There's so many difficult things that people who serve in the military have to go through. But the family relationships are And it builds a very strong bond. You and your story have been explaining to families what to expect. This is the kind of thing he has to get used to, being away from the family and coming back. But it doesn't change the bonds, correct? No, it does not. It strengthens the bonds. When your husband or your son is away, and you cannot see them every day, my husband left for work one day. And he came home ten months later. It teaches you to cherish the moments that you do have and to focus on what is important. And not trifallize. I'm guessing your dad is your inspiration. Yes, ma'am. Does he have an important life lesson that you decided to follow in his footsteps? He's just a great leader to me. And I want to be just like him. Follow the same career path and everything. You're well on your way. It's amazing to see you both. Don't miss this show, by the way. This is something that some folks just don't understand. That everybody is serving at the time of the men and women in the military are away. We're going to let you hang out. We'll get out of your way. Thank you so much. And congratulations.
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