If you have loved ones deployed with the military overseas, you know how difficult the experience can be. Where are they? Are they safe? What are the living and working conditions? Worry mounts and the list of questions goes on and on.
Now military families, as well as the general civilian population, can access the latest news stories, photo galleries and on-demand content using Military 24/7 for iPad created by the Third U.S. Army’s Defense Video and Imagery Distribution System (DVIDS).
“As communications among the American people and their military have evolved, we felt compelled to come up with a creative and interactive way for our military service members to connect to the interested public sector,” said Maj. Scott Betts, DVIDS director of operations. “The public seeks the news they are interested in via methods they choose. It is not just about watching a broadcast news source any longer. This app will allow mobile users to obtain informative reports, photos and videos from the field with the tap or swipe of a finger.”
Created by deployed military service members, Military 24/7 includes a wide variety of information covering missions and operations around the globe. It combines strong visual elements with text stories, photo galleries and on-demand content, all frequently updated by service members. You can choose between top military news stories, a collection of the latest videos and extensive photo galleries, or filter material instantly based upon branch. Discover something of interest? Share information with friends and family via email, Facebook and Twitter.
Military 24/7 is an impressive collection of information from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard. ”It is a new way to provide the public and media outlets alike with transparent access to military news and insight around the world,” said Anthony Burian, director of technical operations.
So whether you’re the mother of a service member, a true patriot or someone curious about the U.S. Military, you can download Military 24/7 from the App Store for Free.