Social media saves lives in Haiti

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Walter Shinn Imagine being trapped or buried under a collapsed building for 24 hours, and the only lifeline is a cell phone which is about to die. The social media application is opened and a short call for help is sent hoping someone will see it and come to the rescue.

TRICARE Dives into Social Media to Engage Beneficiaries

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – TRICARE is taking the plunge into social media to uncover what issues matter most to its beneficiaries around the world.

Coast Guard Uses ‘Social Media’ to Tell Its Story

By Navy Lt. Jennifer Cragg Special to American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, DC – The Coast Guards top officer discussed plans to adopt social-media practices to modernize the Coast Guard and increase the organization’s transparency in a teleconference yesterday with bloggers and online journalists. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Thad W. Allen spoke about ways the Coast Guard plans to use social-media...