Military wives, mothers and veterans get special day of pampering

BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) - The partners of the people who serve our country sometimes don't get enough of the spotlight themselves.

So several local businesses joined together to give them credit during the Military Wives Makeover. Twenty four ladies get a shopping spree, makeover, photo shoot and dinner for all they go through.

"Normally military wives get pushed in the background and forgotten, so it's nice for someone to pamper us and take time for us and thank us," said K'Lynn D'Elia, whose husband is in the military.

Though the event is centered around the wives of those serving, others are included too. Several veterans came along, and so did Jani Bergdahl, the mother of Bowe Bergdahl, who's the only known U.S. soldier believed to be held captive in Afghanistan.

"Its been so fun," Bergdahl said, "It's so nice to just have a day out. It's special not thinking about anything and just meeting new people and making new friends."

Most of the women at the makeover say they've signed the petition to bring Bowe home and are excited to show his family support.