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Milblogging.com Joins Forces with Military.com; Leading Military Website Adds World's Largest Military Blog Portal to Accelerate Spread of Soldier-Journalism.

SAN FRANCISCO -- Military.com, the largest military and veteran membership organization, has announced the addition of Milblogging.com (www.Milblogging.com), the leading military-related blog portal, to its family of online military sites.

Military Blogs Redefining War Coverage

The popularity of military blogs has skyrocketed as the military community, mainstream media and the American public look to assess progress in the Global War on Terror. Military blogs deliver perspectives from the front lines, offering unfiltered, first-hand accounts. In addition, servicemembers and families share slices of life on duty or on the home front, covering good news and intensely personal stories that may not make the headlines.

Milblogging.com Draws Citizen, Soldier Journalists

Milblogging.com organized this blogosphere, making it easy to find blogs of military interest. Milblogging.com characterizes over 1,100 blogs from 24 countries by country, branch of service, gender and popularity. Milblogging.com offers community and exposure for military bloggers - offering traffic, commentary, recognition and in-depth coverage of the best military blogs on the Internet. In addition, this year marked the first Milblogging.com awards, the "Milbloggies," to outstanding military bloggers.

Milblogging.com is the ultimate starting point to find blogs such as "Sandman Chronicles" from Iraq, "Far from Perfect - The Life of an Army Combat Medic," "My Son, My Soldier," "Grandmother in Iraq," and "Journal of a Military Wife."

Milblogging.com was created by J.P. Borda, an Operation Enduring Freedom veteran who blogged from Afghanistan in 2004-2005 and started Milblogging.com after returning from deployment. "Its mission is to help people all over the world find the milblogs that interest them in just a few clicks," he said. J.P. is a respected voice in the military blogging community, and remains, he says, a milblogger at heart. J.P. has been featured by MSNBC, Newsweek, Army Times, The Washington Post, The Rush Limbaugh Show, NPR, BBC radio, other blogs including Instapundit.com and Blackfive.net, as well as other newspapers, radio programs, and television stations across the country.

Military.com and Military Blogs: Supercharging Soldier-Journalism

"This move is part of our ongoing efforts to identify emerging technologies and innovations that connect and inform the community, including soldier-journalism," said Christopher Michel, President and founder of Military.com. "Our bringing the highly popular Defensetech.org blog on board in 2004 demonstrated the power of hosting a world-class blog along side a thriving online community."

With 6.2 million monthly unique visitors (comScore Media Metrix, December 2005), Military.com is the world's largest online military destination. Military.com's 6 million members include over 30 percent of uniformed personnel, as well as veterans, family members, legislators, policymakers and the media. Military.com allows the 30 million Americans with military affinity to access their benefits of service, as well as the news and information that impact them.

Military.com will provide its members access to Milblogging.com's growing number of military blogs while facilitating the natural connections between its existing online offerings, such as military spouse blogs and the Military Spouse Career Center (www.Military.com/Spouse) or front line blogs and the Military.com Warfighter's Forum.

"We strongly believe in providing the tools and forums that help servicemembers stay connected and get ahead personally and professionally," Michel said. "Milblogging.com will further engage and enrich the military and veteran communities."

About Military.com

Military.com, the nation's largest military membership organization, is dedicated to connecting the 30 million members of the military and veteran community to every advantage earned in service to America. Military.com helps its 6 million members access their benefits, advance their careers, enjoy military discounts, and stay connected. Military.com is a division of Monster Worldwide, Inc. Visit the company at www.Military.com.

About Monster Worldwide

Founded in 1967, Monster Worldwide, Inc. is the parent company of Monster(R), the leading global online careers and recruitment resource. The company also owns TMP Worldwide, one of the world's largest Recruitment Advertising agency networks. Headquartered in New York with approximately 4,800 employees in 26 countries, Monster Worldwide (NASDAQ: MNST) is a member of the S&P 500 Index. More information about Monster Worldwide is available at www.monsterworldwide.com.
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