20 September 2010

Girding the Blog for War

Regular readers of Red Bull Rising may have noticed a few changes, particularly in the right-hand "blog-roll" columns.

These changes are intended to better reflect and recommend resources for tracking the 2nd Brigade Combat Team (B.C.T.), 34th Infantry Division on its upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

Blog-roll categories now include:
  • "Herd Around the Net": Media blogs covering the 2-34 BCT and related units.
  • "Dirt from Downrange": Blogs directly and indirectly related to the 2-34 BCT's pending deployment.
  • "Intel & Insights": National and international perspectives to help place the Red Bull deployment into larger context.
  • "My Loyal Jirga": Blogs of friends, colleagues, and advisors to Red Bull Rising. This blog wouldn't be where it is today without the assistance of each of these good people.
  • "Love, Honor & Support: How to celebrate, commemorate, and support our citizen-soldiers and their families.
As always, I encourage readers to watch and read these resources in the months to come. Afghanistan is a confusing and complex topic area, and we're all in this together.

Also, as I occasionally must remind myself to do, I'd like to personally invite you to "follow" (the blog), "subscribe" (via RSS reader), or "like" (via Facebook) the Red Bull Rising blog. (Here's a quick "how-to" primer from a previous Red Bull Rising post.)

Become a regular Red Bull reader! Recommend it to friends and family! It's free, it's fun, and it's even occasionally full of "it"--whatever "it" is!


  1. As a family member, I just wanted to say how much we appreciate this blog. I've been reading and sharing highlights and pictures with the kids. We love having another way to stay closer to our soldier. It's been on my reader for weeks!

  2. Thank you! I'm glad you've found the blog entertaining and/or informative. One of the most-pleasant surprises in this little communications experiment has been helping families and soldiers find ways to connect. A lot of things have changed, technology-wise, since I deployed in 2003-04. I think we're all learning together ...

    As always, please let me know if there are any specific soldierly topics you'd like me to explore. In the meantime, thanks for reading Red Bull Rising!


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