Over the last few years, there have been many good blogs written 'downrange' in both Iraq and Afghanistan. However, as time passes, people rotate and come back home. So perhaps it would be isntructive to look at a few of the good blogs who are currently in the field.
Most of the good bloggers tend to be Army or Marine. Maybe because they have the most interesting things to pass along. But also perhaps because the USAF IT folks won't let you come within spitting distance of blogging (Blogger, etc) or webmail websites. They are all locked out because they pose and 'inherent threat'. And here I thought we were the most technologically advanced service....oh never mind.
Below are some of the downrange bloggers that I currently find most interesting.
ACUTE POLITICS (Army, Fallujah)
BADGERS FORWARD (Army, Ramadi)
FIGHTIN' 6TH MARINES (USMC, Fallujah)
THE GUNNER'S WORLD (USMC, Fallujah)
JACK ARMY (Army, Iraq)
JAKE'S LIFE (USMC, Fallujah)
LICARI OF ARABIA (USMC, Fallujah)
MILBLOGGING.COM (Army, Iraq)
NORTHERN DISCLOSURE (Army Iraq)
PRO DEA ET PATRIA (Army Chaplain, Iraq)
Enjoy reading these folks as they certainly offer a perspective far different that you might hear if you get your news from Harry Reid.
And if all indications are correct, I will be following many of them as a downrange blogger in just a few months.
UPDATE: Here are a couple of more. One from an Air Force perspective, and one that strives to present the troops in their own words....
USAF GUY (USAF (duh!), Basrah)
MATT SANCHEZ (USMCR, in Iraq as a media embed/blogger)