Posted by: Jacqui Murray | March 14, 2011

Five Great Military Blogs You May Not Have Heard Of

I’ve been blogging on USNA or Bust for over a year. Part of my job is to visit other blogs, see what’s going on, what they’re saying. Over time, I’ve found five

great military blogs

Milblogs you'll be glad you found

premiere blogs I wish I’d known about when I started. Now, I’ll share them with you. Spend five minutes on each of these sites and see if you agree. If you have one you can’t live without, share it in the comment section.

  1. The Yankee Sage-I am currently a Professor of Security Studies, hold a BS in Management and an MA in National Security Studies, and am pursuing an MA in Systematic and Philosophical Theology. I’ve written for Navy Times, Proceedings, Armed Forces Journal and a number of blogs. As a 24-year veteran of the U.S. Navy and Navy Reserve, I attained the rank of Commander, deployed five times for four different conflicts and served as a Foreign Area Officer and a Surface Warfare Officer. During my 7 years in the private sector, I worked in the fields of information technology and publishing, and even ran for public office once.
  2. Commandant of the Marine Corp’s official reading list–The intent of the Commandant in issuing this list (MCBUL 1500) is stated as follows: “In an era of constrained resources, our professional reading program is designed to provide Marines with an intellectual framework to study warfare and enhance their thinking and decision making skills. The mind, like the body, grows soft with inactivity. All Marines must understand that mental fitness is as demanding and as important as physical fitness, for both require commitment and perseverance. In a world characterized by rapid change and great uncertainty, our reading program will act as a combat multiplier by providing all Marines with a common frame of reference and historical perspective on warfare, human factors in combat and decision making. In so doing, the program will also strengthen the threads of cohesion that make our Marine Corps unique.” Selections of  recommended works are to be made from the listings under each rank. The sub-categories of readings for “All Marines” listed at the end, are shown in parentheses.
  3. Michael Yon Online MagazineMichael Yon is a former Green Beret, native of Winter Haven, Fl. who has been reporting from Iraq and Afghanistan since December 2004.  No other reporter has spent as much time with combat troops in these two wars.  Michael’s dispatches from the frontlines have earned him the reputation as the premier independent combat journalist of his generation.  His work has been featured on “Good Morning America,” The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, CNN, ABC, FOX, as well as hundreds of other major media outlets all around the world.
  4. Mudville Gazette–the on-line voice of an American warrior and his wife who stands by him. They prefer to see peaceful change render force of arms unnecessary. Until that day they stand fast with those who struggle for freedom, strike for reason, and pray for a better tomorrow.
  5. Military.com-a plethora of resources for those in the military or want to join

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