The views expressed here are the author’s alone and do not reflect the official policy or position of the Department of the Army, Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government.

  • White Amazon Icon
  • White Twitter Icon
  • White Facebook Icon

© 2019 Paul Endris, all rights reserved

  • Black Amazon Icon
  • Black Twitter Icon
  • Black Facebook Icon

The veteran and active duty community maintains a healthy social media and internet presence. From current events, art, humor, history, and professional development, there is a wealth of information to peruse at your leisure.

Have something to add to this list? Send me a message!

Veterans of Foreign Wars

Experience the camaraderie known only to those who’ve experienced serving their country. Join America’s largest organization of combat veterans in our fight for veterans. This service organization provides services ranging from transition assistance to advocacy on Capitol Hill. No one does more for veterans. 

GWOT Memorial Foundation

The GWOT Memorial Foundation leads the efforts to build the National GWOT Memorial in our nation’s capital to commemorate and honor the members of the Armed Forces who served in support of our nation’s longest war, especially those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Consistent with its mission, the Foundation will recognize and salute the service and sacrifices of all who served in defense of the nation in this conflict, as well as their families and friends.

The Strategy Bridge

When it comes to professional development, there is no shortage of resources across the internet. One of the more productive outlets I've found is The Strategy Bridge. This nonprofit has programs aimed at "developing people in strategy, national security, & military affairs." They offer a podcast and journal which is fantastic for your one-a-day reads or listening on your daily commute. 

Parallax

Parallax helps maintain focus for military and defense professionals by making sure the right issues are maintained at the forefront of discussions. The defense of our nation is serious and complex and those whose lives are dedicated to it must remain vigilant and determined. Keeping perspective is paramount.

Doctrine Man

With a mission that states, "to further professional discourse on key national security issues and military community advocacy, with a little humor on the side. All sane voices welcome," Doctrine Man is a go-to social media icon highlighting defense issues in the best possible way. If you want to get to know your military, head to the Facebook or Twitter for your daily dose of military-related content and a joke or two to lighten the mood.

War on the Rocks

Stemming from the University of Texas National Security Network, the old adage "knowledge is power" smashes into fruition here. War on the Rocks is a great resource for those that want to venture away from layman's understanding of conflict. From their About...

"War on the Rocks is a platform for analysis, commentary, debate and multimedia content on foreign policy and national security issues through a realist lens. It features articles and podcasts produced by an array of writers with deep experience in these matters: top notch scholars who study war, those who have served or worked in war zones, and more than a few who have done it all."

Military Writer's Guild

Writing about experiences in the military is helpful both for the writer and the reader in so many ways. This organization is dedicated to professionalizing the medium and sharing ideas involved in the profession of arms. This excerpt is from their About page:

"The Military Writers Guild exists to gather writers committed to the development of the profession of arms through the exchange of ideas in the written medium. Through its members, The Guild will encourage an open dialogue from diverse perspectives, thereby supporting the study of military affairs, spread knowledge of the military profession, and increase the assistance available to those writing in the national security space.

The Guild will help foster a strong peer ecosystem focused on writing about military affairs through our ability to, “Advocate, Collaborate, and Promote.”"

Duffle Blog

Satire is best when it rings of an authenticity that we can all relate. Duffle Blog is a must regardless of service affiliation.

Please reload