Military Resources

The military is a vast subject and Olive-Drab.com is gradually adding pages to increase the depth of coverage for more topics. The Olive-Drab.com Directory will expand as new pages are created. In this section, you will find pointers to Olive-Drab.com pages called "Military Resources" in the Directory. These are primarily reference materials and pointers to places on the web where you can get more in-depth information, or subjects that don't fit easily into other categories on Olive-Drab.com.

Predator UAV ready for flight at Joint Operational Test Bed System (JOTBS), Norfolk, VA
Predator UAV ready for flight at Joint Operational Test Bed System (JOTBS), Norfolk, VA.

Today in WW II: 17 Sep 1939 Soviet troops invade Poland from the east.  More 
17 Sep 1944 Thousands of Allied planes begin airborne assault on Holland, Operation Market Garden.
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Index of Military Topics

Usenet for Multimedia

In addition to web pages, there is also a very active community of on-line forums on the Internet. They have evolved from the USENET newsgroups and are now easily managed through Google Groups (formerly USENET). Examples of some forums on military topics are:

  • can.community.military
  • rec.aviation.military
  • us.military.army
  • alt.binaries.pictures.military
  • soc.veterans

Marines with Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit prepare an   up-armored HMMWV to go on a convoy in Fallujah, Iraq, Christmas Day, 2004
Marines with Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit prepare an up-armored HMMWV to go on a convoy in Fallujah, Iraq, Christmas Day, 2004.

You can use the search capability of Google Groups to discover other forums and also to search the messages in any one forum to find things you are interested in. This Google web page tells more about how it all works.

Usenet services. Google is there for text message forums, but you probably want to see photos and movies. There are a number of ways to access Usenet for multimedia, reviewed on the linked Olive-Drab.com page.

Military Webrings

Be sure to visit the Olive-Drab.com page on Web Rings, potentially another fruitful source for finding military web pages grouped together. There are many rings which have been set up on the web which relate to military subject matter incuding military history, veterans, POW/MIA, aircraft, ships and others.