More Twitterers I follow who follow veterans and veterans issues:
@HelpUSVets‘ real name is Charles Turner from Charleston,WV and his veterans-related cause is their benefits, specifically the health care benefits being provided to wounded soldiers, with some tweets about the G.I. Bill. In addition to maintaining his Twitter page, Charles Turner also hosts a website called Operation Warrior Support, which has an official launch date scheduled for Veterans Day 2009. Check back with me on Veterans Day for a review of his website. His Twitter avatar is the default avatar issued by Twitter, but if it changes there, I will edit it here as well.
@VetNetUSA is the official Twitter account for the Aurora Foundation, a foundation working specifically with student veterans attending Longwood University & McDaniel College. All of their tweets are about student-related issues like the G.I. Bill, and protests on campuses. I will be following them for specific information about changes in the G.I. Bill and for a student veteran perspective on veterans issues. Their avatar is currently on of their spokeswomen (Suzie Jackson), but they will be adding more authors to their Twitter soon, according to their Twitter background’s text.
@votevets is a group dedicated to 21st century patriots and veterans of Iraq, Afghanistan and other eras. VoteVets’ Twitter links to their official website, which is a information-haven for veterans issues. I will be following this Twitter user for their up-to-date, and pertinent news on veterans issues.
@BlessRVets is a Twitter user out there to honor and support veterans by providing inspirational quotes, and links to important veteran-related news. While there is not much personal commentary on the news’ articles contents posted to their Twitter, @BlessRVets is being followed because the links they posted are ones I have not seen posted anywhere else on Twitter.
@usmcsupporter tweets about alot of Marine Corps and Navy-related veterans news, but provides tweets from Flickr, which no other Twitter user I follow has done yet. The photo tweets are entitled “Veteran on Flickr,” and these tweets are the reason I chose to follow this Twitter user. The tweets show the veteran, tell where he/she served and when, this feature will be valuable in reaching older veterans for interviews and commentary.
@VeteransAffairs is the official Twitter account for the House Committee on Veterans Affairs. Their tweets are links to news articles posted on the website, but I am following them for their multimedia content provided through their tweets. Their Twitter avatar is the default avatar issued by Twitter, but if it changes there, I will edit it here as well.
These Twitter users care about veterans and I follow them all to obtain information and insight into growing issues. In addition to these Twitter users, you can follow me @heatherbray.