Army Wives is an American drama series that follows the lives of four army wives, their families, and an Army husband whose wife is in the Army.Army Wives is currently airing its sixth season, consisting of 23 episodes, which premiered March 4, 2012.
Based on the non-fiction book originally titled Under the Sabers: The Unwritten Code of Army Wives, by Tanya Biank, the series is set at fictional Fort Marshall, at the old Charleston Naval Base, in North Charleston, South Carolina, home to the also fictional 23rd Airborne Division. The show itself is filmed in various locations such as the Charleston Air Force Base and the sound stage off Dorchester Road in the City of North Charleston. Some scenes have been shot in and around the City of Charleston. Fort Marshall is presumably based on the actual 82nd Airborne Division based at Fort Bragg.
As seasons progress, the “Army Wives” face issues such as deployments, abuse, hostage situations, adultery, post-traumatic stress disorder, death, and prescription drug addiction.