If you’re looking for another resource for veteran’s issues, social media might be your best bet. The U.S. Military’s independent news source, Stars and Stripes, has helped narrow down the field of who to follow for updates on veterans issues in the world of social media, naming the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (@IVMFsyracuseU) and institute co-founder James Schmeling (@jschmeling) to its Veteran’s Twitterati Project list.
Meant to be a solid overview of ongoing trends in veteran policy rather than an all-inclusive list, the Veteran’s Twitterati Project lists some of the major influencers on discussions regarding veteran policy. Many IVMF partners, funders and collaborators were also included in the list, including the Military Officers Association of America, ScoutComms, Student Veterans of America, the Wounded Warrior Project, TeamRWB, Mike Erwin, Phil Carter, Craig Newmark, the American Legion, the VFW, Disabled American Veterans, and others. Twitter users can follow the complete list of influencers by subscribing to the Stripes’ Vets Resources.