I am currently a military spouse and I have to disagree with rss0162. It depends on the base where you live. My neighbors in OH were enlisted and my husband was an officer. I being a wife and not the active duty member can hang out with whomever I want and through playgroups I have made great friends with enlisted wives. So that part of the Army Wives show is very realistic. You won't though see the husbands hanging out as much. There is a somewhat fine line between enlisted and officer when it comes to the active duty member. So on a whole I think the show is very realistic and has shown some issues in the military I have seen -- now grant it some are dramatized for tv purposes.