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ArmedZilla.com Intros Support Community for U.S. Military Personnel


April 19, 2010

ArmedZilla.com, a social networking website exclusively oriented to U.S. military, has launched a support community to connect military personnel, veterans, friends, family and supporters worldwide.

Founder and CEO of ArmedZilla.com, David Johnson, is a veteran with three tours to Iraq.  He has developed the site based on his own experience.

According to reports, there are more than 24 million veterans and 2.3 million currently serving in the United States military.  Company officials said that many feel that there is a need to connect with one another to share experiences, make new connections while in service, and stay connected once discharged.

"I had trouble transitioning to civilian life and felt the need for a support system of like-minded individuals," Johnson said, adding that ArmedZilla is the answer.

Johnson said that the Web site reaches out to all military branches, and members join at no cost to share words of encouragement, re-connect with former buddies. In addition, they also get daily installation and base information, receive motivational and other useful assistance, and interact with civilian friends and family.

"We are committed to providing our members with easy to use services that help them in their day-to-day lives," Johnson said. "Our goal is to create and maintain relationships, provide necessary and useful information and be a source of support during and after their service."

Some of the key features of the site include a bulletin board to post needs and requests, a "theme of the month" that allows members to preview videos that provide helpful information.

Additional feature include Installation Updates to keep up with current information. Johnson said that the Web site will continue to evolve based on needs of the members.

Chris Ellis, co-founder of ArmedZilla, has developed other social networks; however, he said that ArmedZilla has "more meaning than all the other sites I've worked on put together."


Anshu Shrivastava is a contributing editor for unified communications. To read more of Anshu's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Kelly McGuire




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