Monday, April 21, 2008

Vet Blog Encourages Military/Civilian Interaction

From the inbox:

In only the last few months, has grown from 50,000 members to nearly 100,000 members. With so many new troops, veterans, family members, and supporters in the system, we want to take the time today to introduce (or re-introduce) you to our community blog,

In short, is the online home of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. It is for Active Duty, Reserve, and National Guard members, as well as for veterans, their families, and their supporters. is where we can come together to sound off on the issues that concern all of us.


With a blogging community of over 1,000 registered users, is a nexus for information and opinion on war news, war politics, deployments, optempo, veterans' issues, troops' families' issues, and more.

The reason that we've managed to grow so quickly is that we consistently provide content that you can't get anywhere else. Whether it's an expose on how the Army runs IRR mobilizations, a discussion about PTSD, or a debate over what to do in Iraq, it's all there - written by the people who've lived it.

But it's not only that: We also use to spread our message that politicians must be held accountable for their actions. It's why we've gone after Senator John McCain for refusing to support the troops with a new GI Bill. It's also why this month broke a story that was picked up in the traditional media. In that case, Congressman Patrick McHenry (R-NC) visited the Green Zone and, while there, violated Operational Security in a major way. We broke the story on VetVoice, and it was picked up by the Associated Press as well as by newspapers across North Carolina.


Veteran or not, your voice is welcome at There is so often a disconnect between the troops and America in general, so this is a great way for civilians and veterans to exchange ideas.

1 comment:

  1. I link to the VetVoice posts a lot, especially Brandon Friedman. I'm not sure what a non-veteran would think of VetVoice. Most of the lifelong civilians I know have a low tolerance for war news.