Air University http://www.au.af.mil/ located at Maxwell AFB, Alabama, with numerous subordinate schools and colleges.
Center for Army Lessons Learned (CALL) http://call.army.mil/ Operated at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas. Fully searchable website of newsletters, reports, and guidebooks relating to operational lessons learned from Army and Joint operations, exercises, and contingencies. A think tank of the Air University, the website includes the full-text archive of Airpower, the Air Force’s premier scholarly journal, as well as discussion threads relating to articles in the journal.
Naval Postgraduate School http://www.nps.edu/ “Located in Monterey, California. Naval and Joint higher education institution with excellent resources in the fields of naval sciences; command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence (C4I), information warfare, and space systems.
Military Education Research Library Network (MERLN) Combined online catalogs of eight of the largest Defense Department academic and institutional libraries.
Air University Library Located at Maxwell AFB, Alabama, the largest Defense Department library and largest federal government library outside of Washington. The Air University Bibliographies, compiled by librarians at the library, are increasingly online, and contain subject references to Internet resources and citations to books, documents, and journal articles. The Air University Index of Military Periodicals, also online, contains bibliographic references to the specialized military periodical literature from 1990 to the present.
Navy Department Library Excellent and well organized homepage for the combined resources of the (modest) Navy Library in Washington, DC and extensive resources.
Redstone Scientific Information Center Located at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, a comprehensive scientific and technical library with abstracts of over 300,000 books and technical reports concentrating on ordnance, missiles, and weapon systems. The Redstone Arsenal Historical Information website is perhaps one of the finest multi-media official military collections online, with historical documents, photographs, and videos chronicling Cold War Army missile developments.
Armed Forces Publication Repositories
Washington Headquarters Services Directives and Records Branch Online library of Defense Department official directives and instructions.
Air Force Material Command (AFMC) Publishing Distribution Library Online library of Air Force and AFMC publications and regulations, as well as the gateway to other DOD publishing libraries. Air Force Technology Area Plans (TAPS), prepared annually by AFMC, are projections of the state of technological developments in a dozen areas, and are available for downloading. Repository of Army regulations, orders, and pamphlets.
Army Training Digital Library The Army’s “electronic library without walls” contains a growing online full-text library of Field Manuals (FMs), training plans, training circulars, Mission Training Plans, Soldier’s Manuals, and other training, informational, doctrinal and reference publications of the Army. Links are also provided to publications of the other military services such as the Marine Corps as well as Joint Publications.
Joint Electronic Library (JEL) Online library of the full-text of unclassified joint doctrinal-related publications, selected service doctrine publications, and related papers and studies.
Marine Corps Combat Development Command (CDC) Domino
Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology (“ACQWeb”) The main weapons and systems starting point for DOD-wide research, development, test, and acquisition programs. Includes the LabLINK homepage of military and federal research laboratory resources, the Acquisition Reform Homepage, and other acquisition-related websites, such as the DOD Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR).
Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) The DOD Comptroller website has the full documentation of the Defense Department budget request to Congress online.
Research and Development Descriptive Summaries Searchable depository of Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E) Programs and Program Elements (PE Numbers) justification material for Fiscal Years 1995 to the present, as presented to Congress.
Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Acquisition) (“Air Force Acquisition Homepage”) Searchable site dealing with all aspects of acquisition policy, contracting, and program management. The site is a gateway to Air Force contracting and business opportunities.
Assistant Secretary of the Army, Financial Management and Comptroller (“Army Financial Management WWW”) Army budgets and supporting documentation in detail from fiscal years 1995 to the present.
Navy Budget Page Navy and Marine Corps budget justification materials as submitted to Congress.
Navy long-range Acquisition Estimates Fully-searchable site.
Hanscom Electronic RFP Bulletin Board (HERBB) The model for a command-level electronic commerce and procurement website, in this case for the Electronics Systems Center at Hanscom AFB, Massachusetts.
Armed Forces Service, Base and Command Sites
European Command (EUCOM) The best of the unified command websites.
U.S. Forces Korea/Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) Well-organized site with the excellent Publications Distribution Library (mentioned above).
Air Force Personnel Center
Human Systems Center
U.S. Air Force Museum
U.S. Air Forces In Europe (USAFE) http://www.usafe.af.mil/
Army Air Defense Artillery Center and School http://bliss-www.army.mil
Army Corps of Engineers http://www.usace.army.mil/ Another model for a well-organized, fully-searchable, fact-filled website.
Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) http://www.forscom.army.mil
Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) http://www-tradoc.army.mil/
Naval Research Laboratory http://www.nrl.navy.mil/ The website covers basic research issues concerning the naval environment.
Naval Sea Systems Command http://www.navsea.navy.mil
Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division http://www.crane.navy.mil
Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division http://www.nswc.navy.mil
U.S. Pacific Fleet http://www.cpf.navy.mil/
Marine Corps Combat Development Command http://126.96.36.199
Marine Corps Systems Command http://www.marcorsyscom.usmc.mil
Special Subject Armed Forces Sites
Air Combat Command Center for Lessons Learned http://redwood.do.langley.af.mil
Center of Excellence in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance http://coe.tamc.amedd.army.mil/ Located at Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii, and operated by Pacific Command (PACOM), this site covers all aspects of humanitarian assistance and disaster response and preparedness.
Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence and Electronic Warfare Project Book http://cecom5.monmouth.army.mil/intranet/prjbk98.nsf Alphabetical, nomenclature, and system/equipment name index and database of descriptions of Army C4I-related projects and programs.
DOD Base Closure and Community Reinvestment http://www.acq.osd.mil/iai/bccr.htm
GulfLINK The Persian Gulf War Veterans Illnesses Task Force initiated in 1995, contains background information and up-to-date research and analysis relating to the Gulf War, including a searchable index of full-text declassified documents.
Inspector General of the Department of Defense
Navstar Global Positioning System (GPS) Joint Program Office
Navy Base Closures Staff
Test and Evaluation (T&E) Community Network (TECNET) Homepage of the DOD test and evaluation community, with references, news, and numerous bulletin boards.
Other Resources of Interest to Military Members and Families