Spc. Scott Allen and his wife, Ilene, right, participate in a marriage-vow-renewal ceremony Wednesday on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage. The two are expecting their first child. Army soldiers renewed marriage vows with their spouses in a ceremony at the chapel. About 10 couples participated in the ceremony. The 3,500 soldiers of the Army’s JBER-based airborne brigade are in the final stages of preparation for deployment to Afghanistan.