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Published:February 28th, 2007 11:49 EST Brings Social Networking to Military People Brings Social Networking to Military People

By SOP newswire, a social networking community created just for the military, is now online and ready to serve military people worldwide. chief executive Tom Wakefield states the concept is similar to MySpace, except that his site is geared to military people and their families, friends and supporters.

"Support the troops" and "make military friends" are the themes of the site. The site is designed primarily for people associated with the U.S. Military, though welcomes friendly people from all over the world. In fact, the site already boasts members from Australia , Italy, Philippines, United Kingdom and many other international locations. lets members create a customized profile, add friends, share photos, create blogs, and much more. The site boasts many features to let members network and communicate with each other, including comments on profile pages and blogs, site forums, email, live chat and a shout box. Though the site is new, real friendships are already being made among members.

Like MySpace, many of's visitors and members are younger. Some are joining to learn about military life in preparation to joining the military. Many more members are active duty and military veterans. And there are plenty of members - girlfriends, military spouses and others - who are there to support the troops and also to find support for their military lifestyles.

Wakefield notes that at least 30 million people are directly connected to the U.S. Military, and there are many more in the U.S. and worldwide who would like to make military friends, so the site has enormous growth potential.

Registration is free for the ad-supported site. is a service of, a military news and information site designed to help military people find military information.

You can find the site at .