Website Submissions & Uploads
IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ: We Are Collecting Army Signal OCS
Pictures, Stories and Historical Information For Publication On This
Website. When the website is complete, it will be turned
over to the National Archives for posterity. Our effort is a
volunteer effort, but our intent is clear: just as in
previous wars from the American Revolution forward,
people want to hear the stories of those who served. Today
this is increasingly so in the case of the Korean War and
Vietnam... troubled wars in troubled times, both with very
little available today in the form of archive material about
the soldiers themselves. This website is
designed to help you tell your
story about how you served. With your words, your pictures
and your recordings it will give a face to those who passed
through Army Signal OCS and went on to serve their country.
Some day, hundreds of years from now, just as people do
today in reading the personal writings left behind by the soldiers
of the Civil War, they will look at the information on this
site and understand better why you
chose to serve your country.
Start digging through your old footlocker. There's something
in there that you should be sharing
with the world, and it ain't your old Army socks. And don't
forget that stuff stuck up there in the back of your mind:
your memories. Write them down and send them to us.
need your pictures:
If you have audio
or video recordings you made, or pictures of your military life, fellow officers, non-coms that
you want to memorialize, places you served, officers' clubs from
"back then", pictures of BQs you lived in, stories of your
postings or classmates, bars you hung out at, famous off base
places, signal sites, firefights, or sleepless nights... then
send them to us.
We will review your submission and post it on this
need your personal life story:
Take a few moments to sit down and tell us
your life story, especially the part about your time in the
Army. Start small. Write a paragraph or two about a
humorous incident or favorite memory, and send it to us. There's
no need to try to write your life story all in one sitting. Just
start with small memories. Send us what
you can, and we'll gladly post it as it is. Add a picture,
either from back then, or as you look now. Save a copy of what
you send us, and then later, in a few weeks or months, when more
memories come to mind, add them to what you already wrote. Add
them a paragraph at a time. Each time you add something, send
the updated version to us, and we'll update what we posted
earlier. As time goes on, keep at it until one of these days, a
few years from now, you realize that you've told your story.
If you're not sure about your writing skills,
spelling, punctuation or grammar don't worry. We have editors
that can clean up anything you send, so don't let your lack of
writing skills get in the way. What we want is your story, not
your knowledge of the English language.
need blog writers:
We are looking for folks interested in
writing blogs to be posted on this site. If you're interested in
posting your opinions and views on life for all to read,
please drop us a note. We would prefer a post from you
every 4, 6 or 8 weeks, but can work with you if you would prefer
a different schedule. Any topic is o.k. with us, provided
obviously that what you write about is of interest to our
readership. What is our readership? Ex military officers,
obviously... with a heavy bent towards Army Signal Corps
officers, OCS graduates, and the wives, lovers, and family
members that surround them. To write a blog you need not be
ex-military yourself, nor a male. We welcome writers from any
background or persuasion... the only requirement is that what
you write about finds interest with those who visit our site.
Not familiar with blogs, click
here, or check out what Wikipedia has to say on
Before you send anything though, please read the Rules &
Get busy now. Grab another beer, dig into your old photo albums,
digitize a few of the good pics, write a short story to explain
what the pictures are, dig out
those old audio tapes from your time in 'Nam, and start
sending them to us. Feel free to contact us with any questions
you have. We are here to serve you.
Thanks for your help.
Send what you have to us at:
Unfortunately, we can only use digital
material. Sending us your old 8mm movies or VHS video won't
help us much. Sorry.
If you send us something in one of the following formats, we
can probably find a way to use it on this site. If you have
a question about whether we can use what you have, drop us a
note. We'll see what we can do.
MP3, WMA, WAV, Real Audio, Ogg, Vorbis,
MPEG, MPEG-1, MPEG-4, DivX, AVI,
Quicktime, Flash (SWF, SWF-7, SWF-8),
Word, PDF (unlocked, i.e. with no
security protection), XML, RTF
GIF, JPG, JPEG, PNG, TIFF, BMP. TGA
Less than 10 Megabytes. If your file is
larger than that, please contact us and we will give you
access to a special website that you can upload your file
to. We will download it from there.
Make your digital files as high a quality
as possible. If we need to scale it back, we will. Pictures
should be at least 300 pixels per inch or higher. Audio
should be at least 128 Kbit/s, although we really prefer
160, 192 or higher.
Rules & Regulations
1. Don't send us
anything that is copyrighted, unless you own the
copyright and are giving us the right to use the material.
2. Don't send us anything you stole,
borrowed, or received from a third party. Likely as not,
someone else thinks they own what you are sending to us, and
you will be violating their rights to privacy or IP
ownership by sharing it with us.
3. Don't send us anything that violates
ICC rules, state, federal or other laws with respect to
transmitting digital material across county, state, federal,
or national boundaries.
4. Don't send us anything that is
profane, pornographic, shows underage people in compromising
positions, or anything else that would offend your mother if
she saw it.
5. If you violate the law, expect us to
report you to the relevant authorities. In fact, we will
report you to every authority we can find.
6. If you found something you like on the
web, send us the link. Don't just steal it and send it to
us. We will contact the owner and get their permission
before we use it on our site. Of course, on the site, we
will fully credit you for having brought it to our
7. If you think someone else may own or
have rights to what you send us, tell us. At a minimum, list
their name(s) so we can give them credit and cite them for
8. By sending something to us, you are
giving us a permanent, royalty free, non-revocable right to
use and publish what you send. We will not pay you for what
you send, so if you are looking for money, send what you
have to the Air Force. They've got plenty of money these
9. If you send us something, you
absolutely must identify yourself sufficiently so that we
can find you again if someone with a badge knocks on our
door and wants to know where we got what we put on the web.
You would be amazed how much digital stuff is stolen,
plagiarized, or otherwise finds a way to be reused without
the owner's approval. It's because of this that we have to
know who is sending us what. If you got what you are sending
us from legitimate sources, you will be fine. Even so, we
need to have your name, eMail address, physical address, OCS
Class, and a phone number answered by someone who knows you.
But don't worry, any personal information you send us we
will not use or post on this website unless you give us
authorization, in advance, in writing. We will protect your
privacy and not disclose or resell your personal
10. If you have requirements that you
want to impose on the use of the material you send us, by
all means tell us. We will honor them.
11. Finally, if you want to know more
about the rules and regulations of this web site, please
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