Pentagon looks to Facebook, Twitter

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

FORT MONROE, Virginia (AP) - The Pentagon is looking to online
social networks like Twitter and Facebook to seek recruits and spread the military's message.

Lt. Gen. Benjamin Freakley (FRAYK'-lee), who heads the Army
command that oversees recruiting, says 18-to-24 year olds "live in
the virtual world."

The Air Force has also established a Facebook page, Twitter
feeds and a blog, while the Marine Corps is using various networking sites mainly for recruiting purposes

The Navy is "experimenting" with several forms of online
media, and some of its commands are using Twitter.

Even the Coast Guard commandant regularly updates his Facebook status while traveling.

The Army has also added to its Web site video games, a virtual
recruiter and clips that answer commonly asked questions about life
in uniform.


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