The Military Launches TroopTube After YouTube Is Blocked From Military Networks

Posted Nov 12, 2008

YouTube was taking too much of bandwidth up on military networks so the U.S. Department of Defense blocked it.  YouTube was used by many soldiers to send videos back and forth so Military OneSource setup a new kind of video network.  The project is called TroopTube.  Troops are using TroopTube as a resource for quickly uploading videos and sharing them with their families and friends.

Military OneSource is an organization that provides assistance and online services to members of the military and their families.  OneSource worked with Delve Networks to build the new site.

New users register as a member of a specific armed force, a family member, a supporter, or a civilian Department of Defense employee.  Pentagon employees scan through all the videos to ensure that they are tasteful and do not violate copyright and national security.