Here is a message sent by Storm Williams to the members of the Facebook group Books For Soldiers (reprinted with permission):
This week's mission is to support our troops by helping them with their college education while deployed overseas.
Books For Soldiers has a sister site -- http://collegeforsoldiers.com
This site was built because soldiers, especially younger ones who enlisted right after 9-11, cannot get a college education because of irregular deployment periods, lack of access to the web, stop loss policies and, most importantly, MULTIPLE rotations.
These conflicting schedules mean that most of our troops serving in Iraq, Afghanistan and other hardship duty cannot continue their education.
We came up with a solution to help them with college, allowing them to earn a lot of college credit or even complete their college education while siting in a ditch in the harsh wilderness of Afghanistan.
The site has online guides that soldiers can use to get real, REGIONALLY ACCREDITED college degrees using several credit earning methods.
The guides are available on the site or can be downloaded as a single PDF. Here is the 15-page "Guide To Rapid Graduation"
The guide contains step-by-step instructions on what to do, plus recommended colleges that are excellent choices for our men and women in uniform.
The other feature of the site is the textbook request feature. Soldiers can request a college textbook from us and we will do our best to find a copy and ship it to them.
Lastly, if you always wanted to get your college degree but got sidetracked by life, our "Guide To Rapid Graduation" works the same and yields the same results for civilians back home.
Your job this week is to download the PDF and tweet about it, post to your wall about it, tell every soldier you know about it or families you know that have loved ones serving our country.
Phyllis Zimbler Miller is the author of the novel MRS. LIEUTENANT and her social media marketing company Miller Mosaic Power Marketing works with clients to use social media to attract more business. Read her social media marketing blog.