The U.S. Army on Social Media

Social media is an integral part of Army and Department of Defense operations. This site is designed to serve as a consolidated registry and resource for all information regarding official Army presences on public social media sites. All sites located on this page have been reviewed and approved by the Office of the Chief of Public Affairs and are subject to all Army policies and guidelines. The registrant is responsible for the maintenance of each social media site and ensuring that it does not compromise operations security.

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Facebook - is a social networking website. The Army utilizes Facebook's sharing capability to reach thousands of "Fans," to expose them to the latest Army articles, photos, links and messages.

Twitter - is a social networking and microblogging website. The Army uses Twitter to interact with their thousands of "Followers" by providing them links to breaking news, popular media, and discussions about the Army.

Google+ - is a social networking site that allows users to group people into circles. They can create separate circles for close friends, acquaintances, co-workers, people with shared interests, or in almost any way imaginable. This allows them to share specific kinds of information with groups who will be most interested in it, or who might find it the most useful.

Pinterest - is a tool for users to collect, organize and share the things they are interested in on the Web. Pinterest pages are akin to electronic scrapbooks where diverse collections of web pages, images, and URLs can be posted for users' friends to view.

YouTube - is a video sharing website. The Army uses YouTube to share news and video messages with their thousands of "Subscribers" from around the world.

Flickr - is an image and video hosting website. The Army uses Flickr to share the incredible imagery of Soldiers and Civilians in support of our nation.

Instagram - is a mobile photo and video sharing application that allows users to upload and edit photos directly on the platform. Content loaded to Instagram can be shared on a variety of platforms. The Army uses Instagram to share imagery that is visually stimulating and engaging.

SlideShare - is an online slide and briefing hosting service, making slide decks, policy and training available to users in a single location. The Army utilizes SlideShare by hosting their social media policy and training here, allowing other Army Public Affairs Officers to keep pace with the evolving technologies of the Web.

Army Live Blog - is the official blog of the U.S. Army. This blog features a variety of topics important to the Army and the Office of the Chief of Public Affairs. Blogging is an informal way to address the public, opening the door for dialogue.

Vimeo - is a video sharing website where users can upload, share and view videos.