Sunday, May 1, 2011


The winners of the 2011 Milbloggies were announced Friday, April 29 at the Sixth Annual Milblog Conference.

The Best U.S. Military Veteran Blog Award went to Neptunus Lex - a worthy blog from whom I learned this noteworthy item:

By lex, on April 29th, 2011

More info is leaking out about the Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel (TRAP) mission executed in Libya last month:

"As that back door opened, I see a group of young Marine recon units jump out, and that was probably the best feeling I’ve ever felt in my entire life," Major Harney said on a USAF prepared video.

Items like this, and this poignant reminder (linked, and below) illustrates the legitimate role of military bloggers - active duty, retired, wives, parents, foreign, combat correspondents, all of us out here in the military blogosphere - what they of the mainstream media dismissively refer to as pajamas media; too often it is we who are picking up the slack for them. Think about it: American and Allied service men and women are fighting and dying in three distinct campaigns of a multi-theater global war, and yet you wouldn't know it by reading the papers or watching TV. That's where the milblogs come in.

My Yellow Ribbon
Casualties List Update - Friday, April 29, 2011

Because today alone there are twelve new names added to the Casualties list, I ask everyone to peruse the list and keep their families and friends in your thoughts and prayers. Thank you.

Congratulations to the finalists and winners!

The winners:

Fan Favorite – Ben and Katie
Best U.S. Army Blog – Chief Wiggles
Best U.S. Military Spouse Blog – Ben and Katie
Best U.S. Military Parent Blog – My Yellow Ribbon
Best U.S. Military Supporter Blog – From Cow Pastures To Kosovo
Best U.S. Marine Corps Blog – One Marine’s View
Best U.S. Navy Blog – USNI Blog
Best U.S. Coast Guard Blog – Coast Guard Compass
Best U.S. Air Force Blog – I’m big in Japan
Best U.S. Military Veteran Blog – Neptunus Lex
Best U.S. Reporter Blog – The Unknown Soldiers

I am proud to congratulate all the winners, and if you direct your eyes to the ladder on the left you will see that the winner of the Best U.S. Military Veteran Blog Neptunus Lex is a charter member of Team STORMBRINGER.
- S.L.

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