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Modeling and Simulation Links

July 24, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

In this wired and increasingly virtual world, modeling and simulation play a key role in everything from testing new products to developing weapons systems and planning military operations. Although simulations have been important for decades, new technologies enable researchers and engineers to model software and hardware accurately down to the molecular level.

Getting There Is Half the Fun

June 18, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The vacation season traditionally begins with the end of spring. Tight economic times are forcing many families and individuals to reassess their travel goals, but the World Wide Web offers a variety of options. Active-duty military personnel enjoy some advantages in being able to access reduced fares and discounts for lodging. But even civilians can take advantage of the Web to find trips off the beaten path.

Understanding Facebook Privacy

May 8, 2009
By H. Mosher

Earlier this year, Nick O'Neill wrote a very helpful guide to understanding privacy settings on Twitter called 10 Privacy Settings Every Facebook User Should Know. It sums up many of the things that have come up during social media briefings for AFCEA, such as how to prevent people from seeing photographs of yourself that other people posted, how to avoid showing up in search results, and how to make your contact information private.

Listio

April 3, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

One of the ironies of Web 2.0 applications is that the number of them increases on a daily basis. Designed to track Web 2.0 applications and services, Listio is a directory and product review site. Visitors can browse and rate a selection of Web 2.0 applications. Each application is profiled with a link to its home page

National Resource Directory

March 1, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

Wounded, ill and injured military members and their families are often in need of financial and medical resources as they recover. The National Resource Directory (NRD) home page provides information on and access to a range of medical and non-medical services and resources.

Military Shoppers

December 9, 2008
By Henry Kenyon

Finding the right sales and discounts becomes a priority when budgets are tight. This site features discounts on groceries, furniture and jewelry. It also includes tools to locate sales at base commissaries, online coupons and a list of base yard sales. Additional links lead to dieting and fitness sites, charities and online contests.

Military4life

December 4, 2008
By Rita Boland

Military4life is designed to provide service personnel and their families with the latest information on military pay, morale and welfare, and lifestyle news. The home page features a list of discounts on items such as cell phones, computers, airline tickets and cruises. Other areas covered by the site include military loans, credit reports, military pay data, TRICARE military supplement insurance and military charities.

Japan Ministry of Defense

October 27, 2008
By Henry Kenyon

A key regional ally, Japan possesses one of the region's largest and most technologically advanced navies. The island nation also began a shift in its defense policy when it converted its Defense Agency into a Ministry of Defense in January 2007. The ministry's English language home page provides visitors with links to documents outlining Japanese defense policy and defense program guidelines. The home page lists recent news releases and features links to Japan's joint staff and its ground, maritime and air self-defense forces. Issues of the Japan Defense Focus, the ministry's quarterly publication, can also be accessed from the site.

www.mod.go.jp/e/index.html

America's Army

August 8, 2008
By Henry Kenyon

Perhaps the most famous of military-sanctioned online games, America's Army: The Official U.S. Army Game allows players to experience Army training the same way a new recruit would. Or, players can jump right into mission action. The game offers a variety of special military positions, such as fireteam leader and medic, that players can attain.

Another way to search Wikipedia

July 7, 2008
By Henry Kenyon

Sometimes a user might need an immediate answer to a question or a definition of a term. The Lexisum home page has a simple interface consisting of several boxes. Entering a term such as "bandwidth" causes the site's search engine to scour Wikipedia sites for an answer. Each definition is studded with hyperlinks to more detailed articles and related topics.

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