Navy Blogs at Sea

28.03.08

Categorie: Blog Business, Naval, Reporters |

deployment005.jpgThe Coast Guard decides it’s going to harness blogs for their PR value, and ends up publishing a Stephen Glass-style fabrication. The Navy, on the other hand, enlists three destroyer sailors and launches “Destroyermen,” a blog about life aboard an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer that is, so far, apparently true. The point, according to Lieutenant Commander ,

is to offer a true-to-life picture of what American Sailors do day in and day out aboard a warship, in port and at sea. There are, after all, more blogs out there detailing life of the ground-pounding variety than you can shake a cat-o-nine-tails at, but precious few that tell about American Sailors at sea.

Second, most Americans know few if any members of the military and little more about the military than its general role in society. So, one way to think of this blog is an unofficial civil-military relations project keeping the West Virginia miners, Montana ranchers, Iowa farmers and Boston software developers up to speed on what their Navy’s all about.

Third, we hope to provide insight into the U.S. Navy’s participation in the Global War on Terror and execution of America’s Maritime Strategy. To date, the Army and Marines have been grabbing all the headlines (both good and bad), and there’s been scant reporting about what the Navy’s been up to for the last six years. From the Philippine Sea to the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Gulf, we’re in it up to our main trucks and somebody’s got to tell the story.

Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead, commander! I’ll be reading every day.

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2 Responses to “Navy Blogs at Sea”

  1. Daverino says:

    There is nothing wrong with an honest attempt to give the public more info on the life of a sailor. I just hope everyone will resist the urge to spice up reality.

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