Army Spouses Walk In Soldier's Shoes

FORT RUCKER, AL-- More than 50 Army wives got to walk in their soldier’s shoes. It was all part of Fort Rucker’s 7th Spouses Day.

Wives experienced fire arms training, an obstacle course, flight simulators and survival training in the dunker facility.

Rhonda Blair, Family Readiness Group Advisor said, “They get to live the day in the life of a soldier.”

Marvin Brown said, “The family members don’t get to interact or get to see as much as what soldiers really get to do.”

Rhonda Blair, Family Readiness Group Advisor said, “Husbands serve our country everyday. And it is just a special treat to be able to see what they go through for training. And get to see, at the end of the day, if they can accomplish what their soldiers can accomplish.”

Karla Kelly said, “I don’t have to be jealous anymore cause I got to do it to!”

Marvin Brown said, “Sometimes soldiers we can be a little more rough with things. So we kind of want to do things the hard way sometimes. But….They were very creative and came up with plans and they executed very well. They worked as a team.”

Kelly said, “Team work is definitely important in a situation like this because we all had to work together. And without it we wouldn’t be able to get it done.”

Kelly said, “We are all going through the same things pretty much so we all have that common ground. Our husbands are all aviation, all in the military. It’s good to be around people that know what’s going on in your life.”

Marvin Brown said, “They did awesome.”

And after a full day of following in their spouse’s footsteps, they have officially earned their wings. Only army wives signed up this time around, but in the past there have been army husbands.

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