Living with PTSD and TBIhttp://armyreservistwife.blogspot.com/
Uncle Sam's Mistress, author of Living with PTSD and TBI is an Army Reservist, Disabled Veteran's wife and advocate for families who were reunited with soldiers who returned home from war as different people. Through brutal honesty and candid details on her blog she has given both spouse and Veteran readers an insider's view into the battles with a broken system that doesn't know how to heal our Veterans or help their families as well as what the real stories are behind the curtains of somewhat taboo subjects. She is a proud mother to three boys, full-time caregiver to her husband, and gives a voice to all those who are unable to find theirs. She is also an volunteer member of Family of a Vet.com.
This blog doesn't pretend that PTSD and trauma recovery are any form of catnip. Rather, it offers great thanks for the military men who sacrificed much for our freedom.
A Soldier's Perspectivehttp://militarygear.com/asp/
The story behind A Soldier's Perspective is one that we should all take to heart and be proud of. Master Sergeant C.J. Grisham is a man inspiring instant respect. After posting some strong personal opinions on his blog, he was suddenly bombarded by complaints about his blog, leading to both his community and the U.S. Army asking him to shut it down. In a sudden twist, an online retailer, Cat5 Commerce partnered with him to help defend his rights and keep his blog afloat. More than 30 military bloggers went into a silent period to show their support, and the following quote was released: "Support the freedom of speech of a man who puts his life on the line for it every single day!"
PTSD: A Soldier's Perspectivehttp://ptsdasoldiersperspective.blogspot.com/
Scott writes to educate the public on how an Army veteran navigates life with Combat PTSD and how it interrelates to his everyday existence. The nature of Combat PTSD leaves us with great conflicts within that can overwhelm our cognitive machinations and not only confuse others, but many times ourselves. He hopes that by reading his story the general public will begin to understand the situation that our Iraqi and Afghanistan veterans will face in the coming years. This site has very emotional due to his graphic accounts of dealing with these difficult personal challenges.
The World That Swallowed the Girlhttp://theworldthatswallowedthegirl.blogspot.com/
MorganX is the author of this blog and a coast guard wife trying to find humor in all that life throws at her. She is opinionated and outgoing in all her posts, as evident in a post titled "On the Next Episode of Hoarders....Puppypalooza."
One Marine's Viewhttp://onemarinesview.com/
"THE Navy Cross Heroes Call #SOT" is an emotional post about a mother who receives the navy cross on behalf of her son, a fallen marine. The stories on this site are honest about the positive and the less-than-desirable experiences one will face when thinking about enlisting in the marines.
Afghanistan Without a Cluehttp://traversa.typepad.com/
Blogger Doug Traversa shares this diary of his one-year tour in Afghanistan with the marines. The photo album chronicles his adventures while serving and tells a story without words. He also is passionate about rescuing dogs, so you will find many links for rescue and adoption of these special critters!
This site has many military stories from past to present on both wars. There is a humorous trend to many of the tales told, but the author never implies that fighting for our country's safety and freedom is something to be taken lightly. You will find many posts for hours of great reading.
Toby Nunn's Briefing Roomhttp://tobynunn.com/
Tobu Nunn is a two-tour veteran of Iraq who likes to write, watch, and read about all things military. He is a Canadian citizen who proudly served the United States. You will find fascinating posts and humbling experiences he has had during his tours in Iraq.
Free Range Internationalhttp://blog.freerangeinternational.com/
Tim Lynch is a retired Marine and founder of Free Range International, a small consulting firm he has been operating in Afghanistan for the past five years. In addition to his latest news, the blog features great photos.
Blog Them Out of the Stone Agehttp://warhistorian.org/wordpress/
This blog touches on military history and National Security Affairs along with current posts on various military news and happenings. A post titled "Nice Work, If You Can Get It . . . Here’s Your Chance!" is a very good read!
Mail Call! Supporting the Troopshttp://kasee60.blogspot.com/
Blogger Kathi is the daughter of an army vet, granddaughter of a WWII navy vet, an aunt who was an army nurse in Vietnam, and her husband is also an army vet, and now his son is an army MP. She and her family are very devoted to their country, and she chronicles this here on her blog.
In his posts, Steve takes a look at the military community — army, air force, marines, navy and coast guard — as well as defense contractors, military bloggers, and those on the “outside” to see how they are navigating (or not) through the new media. This site focuses on the military community here at home.
The Glamorous Lifehttp://theglamourouslifeofanarmywife.blogspot.com/
This is a great site authored by Keri Smith. She writes about her life and what it is like to a military wife with humor and heart. This is a well-organized blog with many great sections such as "All Things Army."
Soldiers' Angels Germanyhttp://soldiersangelsgermany.blogspot.com/
Soldier's Angels Germany is a medical organization who's mission is to support patients brought to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center from Iraq and Afghanistan for medical treatment. Soldiers' Angels is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization.
Hooah Wife & Friendshttp://hooahwife.com/
Greta Perry started this blog when her husband was first deployed to Iraq. She writes of what a soldier's home is like and her experiences as a military wife. There is a great section on her blog titled "Miltary Spouse Support," where she offers advice and compassion for those who ask.
Real Combat Lifehttp://www.realcombatlife.com
The mission of this blog is to provide an online forum for our brave veterans to share their experiences and to educate the public on what life is like in combat from a first hand perspective. The photographs tell a story of the courageous men and women who serve our country.