SAN FRANCISCO – Military.com (www.Military.com), the nation’s largest military membership organization, has acquired OP-FOR.com, formerly The Officers’ Club, one of the Internet’s premier military blogs. OP-FOR.com brings an expert and often-irreverent voice to military matters, including strategy, foreign affairs, wargaming, and the campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan. “In military jargon, OPFOR stands for ‘opposing force,’” said co-webmaster John Noonan. “It’s an army-ism that we felt accurately summed up this brave new world called milblogging. OP-FOR.com aims to educate and inform the blog-reading public on military topics, with an informal, and on a good day, entertaining spin.”
The blog changed its name from The Officers’ Club because unlike its brick-and-mortar namesake, this club welcomes enlisted servicemembers. OP-FOR.com sports a new look and a number of offerings beyond the daily entries, including podcasts, but Noonan is quick to ensure faithful readers that the blogging topics that made the site popular will remain.
OP-FOR.com joins Milblogging.com and DefenseTech.org as properties in Military.com’s blogosphere. “What a terrific addition to our roster of blogs,” said Ward Carroll, editor of Military.com. “OP-FOR is a great resource, at once funny, smart, and insightful. Military.com is about facilitating the military community and this blog represents the best of what this exciting format can do.” Read the latest entry at www.OP-FOR.com.
MilBlog Conference April 22 Noonan and Carroll are scheduled to speak at the MilBlog Conference, Saturday, April 22, 2006 at the AED Conference Center in Washington, DC. The conference will explore this medium which the military community is using to tell their stories. To register, visit http://militarywebcom.org/rnmil.php.
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