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Stephen Colbert to Celebrate Returning Troops

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Comedy, Late Night, Talk Shows, Cable, Video,

will give returning troops a true homecoming with two special episodes of The Colbert Report. The two-episode event will not be the first time the Comedy Central funnyman has honored Iraq war soldiers; he previously went to Baghdad for a special series of broadcasts issued from the combat zone.

Iraq war veterans and active service members will fill the audience on September 8 and 9. Other groups of soldiers will visit the set via satellite from Afghanistan, Iraq and the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D. C. In typical Colbert fashion, the episodes are aptly named: “Been There: Won That: The Returnification of the American-Do Troopscape.”

Vice President , Senator Jim Webb and General Ray Odiermo will be among the special guests lined up for the event. Odiermo is a “friend of the show;” he shaved Colbert’s head when the comedian previously hosted the series from Baghdad.

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Military Launches Facebook, Twitter and YouTube in Afghanistan

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Internet,

Soldiers ComputingUS troops in Afghanistan can now keep in better contact with their loved ones. The military is launching a Facebook page, Twitter feeds and a YouTube site. Their plan is that it will counter the Taliban, who often publish propaganda on the Internet. They are hoping that soldiers will post stories and photos to better represent their daily lives. So far only in limited testing, the formal launch is this week.

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TroopTube Social Network

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Internet,


Because of security reasons, no doubt, the DOD has restricted overseas military use of sites such as YouTube and MySpace for its personnel. Delve Networks and the DOD’s Military One Source have launched TroopTube. The social site allows active duty, guard and reserve military folks and their families to share videos but they will not be able to embed them elsewhere. The Defense Department will monitor what is shown on the site that could be potential risks. Sign-up is free and uploading is super-simple.


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Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt Plan Trip to Iraq

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Television,

Spencer Pratt and Heidi MontagBelieving they could someday be the next power couple, Brangelina wannabes and Spencer Pratt have just announced the next step for Team Speidi: They’re going to Iraq.

Wanting to honor the recent death of her stepbrother, Heidi has expressed interest in going overseas to support America’s troops. Eric O’Hara, who passed away after a March accident in Colorado, had served both in Iraq and Afghanistan as an airborne ranger.

Recently, Heidi Montag has been seen spending time with John McCain’s daughter, Meghan. (Heidi has openly pledged her support to the Republican candidate.) It’s believed this relationship will somehow get the two MTV stars an inside track on a Middle East tour. Spencer told Extra, “I think Meghan McCain is helping organize Heidi and our Iraq trip. Her dad definitely has some pull with the military. I think she’s going to put that together for us.” (Yes - I’m sure she has nothing better to do.)

As for what Heidi and Spencer will exactly do overseas is not exactly known. According to People, Montag apparently wants to “perform” something. Well, I guess she could writhe around on the sand while Spencer holds a boom box again. There’s probably an audience somewhere for that.

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