Pentagon officials approved "Websites for Heroes," a network-secure, password-protected website for Soldiers and families. The website allows families to post 2-hours of video, unlimited pictures, message boards, kids' pages and interactive calendars. The website will enable troops to maintain communications with their families during deployments and other assignments. Previously, the DoD banned social networking sites, such as MySpace and YouTube, from their computers making daily interaction difficult for military families. "Websites for Heroes" is exempt from that ban and is accessible on DoD computers. Donations are accepted ($99 per year) for military families to access the site. So far, more than 1,300 military families have requested a website. For more information, go to http://www.websitesforheroes.com/.
Donations can be made from the general populous to help provide these sites for military families. Sponsors are continually needed. Military families can see the website FAQs here.
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