Write for Us
PCSing? Planning for boot camp? Figuring out health care? Being both mom and dad for your kids while your spouse is deployed? Yeah, we’ve been there, too – and we’re here to help you through every aspect of military life, from just joining to transitioning out.
With Blog Brigade, you’ll learn the tips and life hacks from all corners of the military community – from MilSpouses, service members, veterans and even military children – geared to helping make your MilLife that much easier and fun.
Blog Brigade can only exist through the submissions of those who have learned a thing or two in their MilLife and are willing to share with our military community. Follow the adventures of others, and share your own. Reach out to us with your ideas for a future post. We want to hear your story.
In exchange for submitting blog topics and posts to Blog Brigade, you’ll gain resume-worthy professional writing credentials, as well as a guest blogger badge and links back to your personal blog or website – and the knowledge that the military community is a better place because you’re in it.
Blog Brigade is part of the Military OneSource network, giving voice to military community members and strengthening our military family.
Next Month's Topic
Kicking Off an Active Summer
National Camping Month, Men’s Health Month, and the beginning of summer all happen in June. In the spirit of the season, we want to hear your favorite ways to keep your family active and healthy during the summer, especially if the kids are out of school and are home more of the time. How do you adapt to summer breaks if your partner is deployed? If you’ve just PCS’d? Let us know by writing for us!Submit my blog post
Do adhere to our blogger guidelines. Be sure to carefully read and follow these Blogger Guidelines before submitting a blog post. If you do not immediately meet the criteria listed, we encourage you to submit posts at a later date. Blogger Guidelines are subject to change without notice. It is the blogger’s responsibility to ensure they submit posts that fall within the guidelines.
Do submit inspirational stories. We are looking for posts with a “wow” factor and that provide useful information to others in the military community. Don’t be afraid to share your personal stories that will make people laugh, cry, or leap to action. We know you have amazing stories that will inspire others through sound advice and relevant experiences. We want to hear them!
Do write about the blog call topics. We are working hard to ensure we offer a variety of topics to write about. Only blog posts addressing the blog call topics will be considered for publication. Topics change frequently and are updated regularly on our Military OneSource Facebook page. You can also find the current topics at the top of this page. Be on the lookout!
Do give credit where credit is due. You are encouraged to quote, republish, or share any Blog Brigade content on your own blog, website, or other communication/publication. If you do so, please credit The Blog Brigade and/or the person who authored the content as a courtesy.
Do submit photos. Personal photographs can be used if they do not contain personally identifiable information or geographically identifiable information.Submit my blog post
Don’t submit blogs posts from organizations. We do not accept blog posts from organizations, but we recognize that some milspouses write for multiple websites. If you are a milspouse blogger who writes for multiple publications, please include the link to your personal blog or to your personal portfolio website (i.e., www.janedoe.com) containing links to your writing with your submission.
Don’t include statistics. We understand that statistics can be powerful, but they are also hard to verify. We encourage you to find other ways to illustrate your point.
Don’t include brand names. References to brand names will not be accepted. Include generic references like “cola” or “mobile device” versus “Coke” or “iPhone.”
Don’t violate social media guidelines. We want you to write in your own voice. Each blogger provides a unique perspective that can enrich the lives of others members of the military community. The Office of Military Community Outreach, Military Community and Family Policy (MC&FP) has established some basic guidelines that every voice must follow. Be mindful that the Blog Brigade will not accept blogs that contain the following:
- profanity, graphic, obscene, explicit or racial comments
- solicitations or advertisements (this includes promotion or endorsement of private businesses, or any financial, commercial, or non-governmental agency)
- classified, For Official Use Only (FOUO), pre-decisional, proprietary, or business-sensitive information (this includes personally identifiable information, personnel lists, rosters, organization charts, or directories)
- suggest or encourage illegal activity
- links to sites other than .gov, .usa, or .mil. If blogs include links to other sites (e.g., .com, .edu, or .org), they will be reviewed and may be removed at the discretion of the MC&FP Public Affairs Office
As a blogger for the Blog Brigade, you take personal responsibility for your comments, your username, and any information you submit. In that spirit, bloggers are asked to also adhere to the Department of Defense User agreement found at the following link: http://www.dodig.mil/Disclaimers/Social-Media-User-Agreement/.Submit my blog post
Submit blogs via the Submit Your Blog Post link found at the bottom of this page. Once a blog is submitted, the Military OneSource team will review it.
Blog submissions must include the following:
- First and last name (legal name)
- Contact email
- Service affiliation
- Blog biography not to exceed 3-5 sentences
- 250-1,000 words per post (we appreciate variety in length)
Optional information includes the following:
- Blog link (blog links must be for personal blogs or personal websites. Blog links to organizations will not be considered.)
- Blogger photo or avatar (at least 200 x 200 pixels in jpeg format)
- Twitter handle and Facebook page (if applicable)
If a blog post is approved, Military OneSource will send a notification to the blogger indicating the estimated date that the blog will post to the Blog Brigade.Submit my blog post
Guest Blogger Badge
Guest bloggers will be authorized to use the Military OneSource Blog Brigade button provided by Military OneSource on their personal blogs or websites. Use of the Military OneSource Blog Brigade button does not constitute official endorsement of personal blogs or websites by the Department of Defense.
As a guest blogger for the Blog Brigade, you take personal responsibility for your comments, your username, and any information you submit. Publication on the Blog Brigade does not constitute official endorsement of personal blogs or websites by the Department of Defense. In that spirit, bloggers are asked to also adhere to the Department of Defense User agreement found at the following: http://www.dodig.mil/Disclaimers/Social-Media-User-Agreement/.