I also announced that the USAF is following me. On Twitter. All five of the American armed forces have some sort of Twitter presence, and I've been following at least one Twitter account from each.
It's not that I'm particularly bold and brave: I just don't have the sort of excessive caution - paranoia might be more accurate - about the American military that I could have learned in college, or by talking to 'socially-conscious' people.
That's a good thing, or I'd be a nervous wreck right now. First the USAF started following me: now the Naval War College is, too.
Some military Twitter accounts:
Official U.S. Air Force Twitter: news, images, video from www.af.mil about our Airmen around the world. (Following does not=endorsement.)
Global search and rescue system sponsored by the USCG. We use commercial ships to rescue people in distress at sea.
The official twitter account for CGBlog.org- all things Coast Guard (USCG)
We develop strategic and operational leaders, help the CNO define the future Navy, strengthen maritime security cooperation and support combat readiness.
Official U.S. Army Twitter: news, images, video from Army.mil about our brave Soldiers around the world. (Following does not=endorsement.)
Official Twitter account for the United States Coast Guard.
(Just a little overwhelming: the USCG Twitters what they're doing, almost in real time)
(They don't say much: four posts since November 10, 2007)
- "Transparency and Being Followed: A Digression"
(March 10, 2009)