Still Strong

February 13, 2009

Just wanted to post a quick announcement. Today marks the forth year of operation at A Soldier’s Mind. It amazes me every time we pass a new milestone. I would like to personally thank all of our readers for keeping us around. Because of you it is possible that we continue to publish.

Cypress Cares; Founded by Soldiers, for Soldiers

July 17, 2008

     Ladies and Gentleman, it is an honor to be able to share a wonderful story with you here on A Soldier’s Mind.  As you know, there are great people among us, who want to show their love and support for our troops.  One way they’re doing this is by supporting a local cause.  Please allow me the honor of introducing this admirable young American woman.

Raquel Cunningham, is a dedicated individual who herself, has served in the United States Army Reserve as an officer (Nurse) for the 256th Combat Support Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio.  Raquel also worked on IMA status with Evans Army Hospital in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  She is now working as a volunteer for a Houston-based admissions representative for the US Military Academy at West Point.

Raquel; from Cypress Texas, has founded a group called Cypress Cares, a non profit organization dedicated to the support of our troops overseas, and back at home.  Her goal is to generate more interest in supporting their efforts to provide more support for the troops. “I have friends currently deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan.  I started just by supporting them, and decided that I was able to do more.  Thus Cypress Cares was born!”  Raquel said. 

I myself am proud to know that there is support out there and you at ASM should know of the hard work that these people go through to make the support of our troops happen.  “We are an open and honest group of about 5 volunteers and every bit of what we receive is used for the support of our soldiers/sailors/airmen and Marines.”  Raquel is to be commended for her efforts,  It is people like Raquel, who makes soldiers as motivated as ever to serve their country, regardless of whatever they may find themselves in.

I would personally like to invite you to check out her website.  please go to to help support her cause.  If you know anyone else who wants to come forward with their tributes to our service men and women, then feel free to send them my way.  This is why we are “A Soldier’s Mind”, we are here for the soldiers, never forget that.  I hope you enjoy, and never forget to support our troops.  Hats off to my friend, Raquel, a job well done!

Presenting: The New ASM

June 17, 2008

I would like to personally welcome you to the new ASM!  I am quite pleased with the final outcome of this new version.  I believe this is ASM Version 4.0.  Throughout the last 2+ years, ASM has seen many changes and revisions.

Every time the site is changed, I attempt to asses our long term goals.  Many times these long term goals include improvements on things we are currently doing, for example: books reviews and audio/video galleries.  In the past we have been offering these items to you, however, we have never had a system in place to display them in a organized manner.  In the near future ASM will feature a full gallery of audio and video, displayed in an organized manner.  Our book reviews will not only feature full articles, but also the full book information and the ability to purchase the book directly through ASM.

These are just a couple of the improvements planned, I would hate to spoil all of the surprises.  We will continue to work diligently to provide you with a feature rich, content driven web site.  Our goal has always been to provide relevant and accurate articles, we have not and will not in the future lose sight of this goal.  While many military blogs and web sites come and go, A Soldier’s Mind is here to stay and is dedicated to you, our reader.

I have already received some feedback regarding our new look.  I would like to invite all of our readers to share their opinions about the new look and feel.  As many of you know, every time ASM goes through a period of change I listen to your feedback.  I have always taken all feedback into consideration and many of the changes on ASM are because of the feedback of our readers.  If you would rather not leave your feedback via a comment, I invite you to use the new contact system.  All correspondence through the contact form comes directly to me and will be held in strict confidence.  I look forward to your comments, enjoy!

New Format

June 6, 2008

As everyone can easily see, ASM has adopted a new layout. Right now it is a bit of a work in progress. Since the site was hacked, a large majority of our files were corrupted. It is always ideal to work on improvements off line and unveil them in a completed state. However, this is not quite possible since our old layout was corrupted and since my main computer is currently in storage there is no backup. Read more

Site problems…

June 4, 2008

Well, I have finally gotten settled in here in Germany.  I checked the website last night and was unable to access it at all.  After poking around for a bit I realized ASM had been hacked.  After the site was hacked, a virus was also linked to the site.  This has now caused us to be blacklisted by Google.

I am finally gotten the site running again.  As you can see, the old page design was completely destroyed and too much of the code was full of malicious lines.  So, I figured now was as good as any to find a new design.  Right now the site is very basic and many of the features you may have come accustomed to are not available yet.  I am working very hard to get everything back online.  I apologize for the inconvenience.

New Author At A Soldier’s Mind

April 8, 2008

I’d like to introduce a new author to everyone here at A Soldier’s Mind. Please join me in welcoming TxHooligan. TxHooligan is a young Soldier who just completed Basic Training and AIT and is reporting soon to his first duty station overseas. I’m looking forward to reading what he has to say from the perspective of a Soldier just starting out his career in the US Army. WELCOME TxHooligan!!!!

ASM is back!

March 5, 2008

Woops!  I guess that’s what happens when you are so busy with school you forget to renew your account with the host.  The entire site goes down.  Sorry about the inconvenience and rest assured I won’t let that happen again.

Introducing Our Newest Author, SPC Brandon Begley

January 18, 2008

Those of you who have followed our stories here at A Soldier’s Mind, have read the stories I’ve written about SPC Brandon Begley and the fantastic Sonata of War and Peace he composed and performed in response to the death of fellow Soldiers when he was deployed to Afghanistan last year. It is my greatest pleasure to introduce Brandon as our newest author here at A Soldier’s Mind. Brandon will also be blogging over at as well. Please join me in extending a warm welcome to Brandon. Brandon is currently preparing to deploy with his unit to Iraq, so I look forward to his posts about his experiences during his deployment. Welcome Aboard Brandon!

Advertising Opportunities…

December 6, 2007

Over the last few months I have received many inquiries into advertising on ASM. The main advertising avenue on ASM is through Blog Ads. However, Blog Ads restricts the layout and type of ad that you may use. We will now be offering new advertising options, these will be managed by ASM and not an outside advertising source. We will be offering two options for banner advertisements, the first is a 120×240 pixel tower priced at $10/month. The second option will be 120×60 pixel buttons priced at $5/month. I have reduced all of ASM’s advertising prices for the holidays, so act fast to reserve your ad at these low prices. If you have any questions or would like to purchase advertising space, please .





Upgrades, outages…

December 4, 2007

I just wanted to apologize for the “brief” downtime you may have experienced. We just upgraded to the newest version of Word Press. Unfortunately, I was so far behind in maintenance and upgrade that the entire site died. All should be good now, if you notice any errors or problems please leave a comment and I’ll get them fixed immediately.

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