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Immediate Release

Department of Defense Launches New Initiative on This is Your Military

February 1, 2018
Today the Department of Defense launched This is Your Military, an outreach initiative to connect Americans to their military.
The intent of this initiative is to address the growing civilian-military divide, a Secretary Mattis priority.  DOD will introduce the American public to the real lives of individuals serving and correct common myths about military life.  Through various outreach engagements, the initiative will focus on portraying a balanced view of the military -- including daily activities of service members, perspectives of their families, and other aspects of military service.  This is Your Military will expand social media engagement and encourage collaboration with stakeholders across DOD. Each month of 2018 will focus on a particular theme and include a related series of videos as well as other written and graphic products. 
To learn more visit the This is Your Military website:
Deputy Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Outreach Amber Smith introduces This is Your Military:
For the initiative updates, follow This is Your Military at #KnowYourMil on @DeptofDefense (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram); and @DoDOutreach, @ChiefPentSpox (Twitter).
For questions about This is Your Military, please contact Ms. Kyle Combs at