Military.com

For Immediate Release

Milblogging.com Joins Forces with Military.com

SAN FRANCISCO — (BUSINESS WIRE) — Military.com, the largest military and veteran membership organization, has announced the addition of Milblogging (www.Milblogging.com), the leading military-related blog portal to its growing family of definitive military sites.

Military Blogs Redefining War Coverage The popularity of military blogs has skyrocketed as the military community, mainstream media and the American public look to assess progress in the Global War on Terror. Military blogs deliver perspectives from the warfighters, offering unfiltered, first-hand accounts from the front lines. In addition, servicemembers and families share slices of life on duty or on the home front, covering good news and intensely personal stories that may not make the headlines at home.

Milblogging.com Miliblogging.com organized the military blogosphere, making it easy to find blogs of interest. Milblogging.com characterizes over 1,100 blogs from 23 countries by country, branch of service, gender and popularity. Milblogging.com offers community and exposure for military bloggers – offering traffic, commentary, recognition and in-depth coverage of the best military blogs on the Internet. In addition, this year marked the first annual Milblogging.com awards, the “Milbloggies” to outstanding military bloggers.

Milblogging is the ultimate starting point to find blogs such as “Sandman Chronicles” from Iraq, “Far from Perfect – The Life of an Army Combat Medic”, “My Son, My Soldier”, “Grandmother in Iraq” or “Journal of a Military Wife”.

Milblogging.com was created by J.P. Borda, an Operation Enduring Freedom veteran who blogged from Afghanistan in 2004-2005 and started Milblogging.com after returning from deployment. “Its mission is to help people from all over the world find the milblogs that interest them in just a few clicks,” he said recently. J.P. has become a respected voice in the military blogging community, but he says he is “still a milbloggers at heart.” In his role as editor of Milblogging, he's been featured by MSNBC, GX magazine, Newsweek, Army Times, AOL.com, Newsmax.com, The Washington Post, The Rush Limbaugh Show, NPR, BBC radio, popular blogs like Instapundit.com and Blackfive.net, as well as newspapers, radio programs, and television stations across the country.

Military Blogs and Military.com: Supercharging Soldier-Journalism

“This acquisition is part of our ongoing efforts to identify emerging technologies and innovations that connect and inform the community, including soldier-journalism,” said Christopher Michel, President and Founder of Military.com. “Our acquisition of the highly popular Defensetech.org blog in 2004 demonstrated the power of bringing a world-class blog along side a thriving online community.”

With 6.2 million monthly unique visitors (comScore Media Metrix, December 2005), Military.com is the world's largest online military destination. Military.com’s 6 million members include over 30% of uniformed personnel, as well as veterans, family members, legislators, policymakers and the media. Military.com allows the 30 million Americans with military affinity to access the benefits of service, as well as the news and information that impact them.

Military.com wants to provide its members access to the 1,100 military blogs of Milblogging.com while also facilitating the natural connections between, for instance, military spouse blogs and the Military Spouse Career Center (www.Military.com/Spouse) or front line soldier blogs and the Military.com Warfighter’s Forum. “We strongly believe in providing the tools and forums that help servicemembers to stay connected and help each other get ahead personally and professionally,” Michel said. ”Milblogging will undoubtedly further engage and enrich the military and veteran community.”

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