U.S. Army 2014 Top Content

Join us in bidding farewell to 2014 by recognizing the highest-trafficked content of the year on the U.S. Army’s official website and social media platforms ranging from Medals of Honor awarded to Soldiers, to major uniform changes, and even fighting the spread of Ebloa in Africa, a lot has happened in the past 12 months. Please check out the Army’s top content of 2014 below.


Top 15 Articles from 2014 on www.Army.mil

  1. Fort Sill Soldier saves trainee, himself – 254,733 page views (http://www.army.mil/article/124653/)
  2. New Army PT uniforms result of Soldier feedback – 188,257 page views (http://www.army.mil/article/131411/)
  3. Soldiers to get new camo uniform beginning next summer – 123,521 page views (http://www.army.mil/article/131259/)
  4. Army tightens personal appearance, tattoo policy – 118,943 page views (http://www.army.mil/article/122978/)
  5. Sergeant of the Guard’s final walk – 83,324 page views (http://www.army.mil/article/128471/)
  6. Staff sergeant to graduate from Basic Combat Training – 82,866 page views (http://www.army.mil/article/137232/)
  7. Army releases latest policies on female hairstyles, tattoos – 73,710 page views (http://www.army.mil/article/133794/)
  8. CSM Daniel A. Dailey selected to be next Sergeant Major of the Army – 71,512 page views (http://www.army.mil/article/137455/)
  9. Changes to DOD’s Privately Owned Vehicle shipping program start May 1 – 62,722 page views (http://www.army.mil/article/124207/)
  10. Soldier is first female to complete JOTC – 56,953 page views (http://www.army.mil/article/127538/)

YouTube: U.S Army News and Information channel (Created June 2014)

  1. Life of a Drill Instructor- 9,764 page views (http://youtu.be/zpF4ufOEdFU)
  2. Reenactment Training Video (1 of 4)- 6,411 page views (http://youtu.be/4S0gddELP2A)
  3. Close combat air support footage- 5,529 page views (http://youtu.be/V9fjOeX3ib4)
  4. Hall of Heros Induction Ceremony: Ryan Pitts’ speech – 4,380 page views (http://youtu.be/GTY5XI8B8k0)
  5. Reenactment Training Video (2 of 4)- 4,157 page views (http://youtu.be/TUjOTfPEzAo)
  6. Reenactment Training Video (3 of 4)- 3, 760 page views (http://youtu.be/ZlvwUdHC1gk)
  7. Army evaluates DARPA’s futuristic soft exosuit- 3, 272 page views (http://youtu.be/LdTM7t-JsRY)
  8. Reenactment Training Video (4 of 4)- 3,199 page views (http://youtu.be/qSo3hsqcelU)
  9. Universal News: Jan. 11, 1945- 2,531 page views (http://youtu.be/-I9zh5Y5yns)
  10. Living the Army Ethic – Why and How We Serve- 2,159 page views (http://youtu.be/Jc8rUxPMqBw)

 YouTube: The U.S. Army channel

  1. Fire!- 11,263 views (http://youtu.be/gHJBgoBefqg)
  2. Operation Get-Their-Goat…Go Army, Beat Navy!- 5,612 views (http://youtu.be/7VnTMZzubak)
  3. Raw Video: Battlefield actions from former Army Capt. William Swenson- 1,688 views (http://youtu.be/en1ZHMANDkg)
  4. U.S. Army Cadence: “Hard Work!”- 1,328 views (http://youtu.be/WLLaVX9J0ag)
  5. Army-Navy Game: Beat the Midshipmen!- 813 views (http://youtu.be/_bdAyRa5gcc)
  6. Honor the Fallen: TAPS- 710 views (http://youtu.be/nQ7Nz81TgGQ)
  7. U.S. Army Cadence: “Rock Steady”- 675 views (http://youtu.be/B4cH7J6TF78)
  8. Motivation: Right Now!- 513 views (http://youtu.be/FDp2D5HLLMM)
  9. Sounds of the Range- 477 views (http://youtu.be/mCQlFd6OKTE)
  10. Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower’s D-Day message- 476 views (http://youtu.be/fQ7IKM-jiJI)

New Microsites in 2014 (in chronological order)

  1. Valor 24 – Medal of Honor (http://www.army.mil/medalofhonor/valor24/)
  2. Army Olympians (http://www.army.mil/olympics/2014/)
  3. Sgt. Kyle J. White – Medal of Honor (http://www.army.mil/medalofhonor/white/profile/index.html)
  4. 70th Anniversary of D-Day (http://www.army.mil/d-day/)
  5. Staff Sgt. Ryan M. Pitts – Medal of Honor (http://www.army.mil/medalofhonor/pitts/profile/index.html)
  6. Specialist 4 Donald P. Sloat – Medal of Honor (http://www.army.mil/medalofhonor/sloat/)
  7. Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. Adkins – Medal of Honor (http://www.army.mil/medalofhonor/adkins/)
  8. Professional Development Toolkit – AUSA ILW Forum Video Player (archive at http://www.army.mil/professional/)
  9. 1st Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing – Medal of Honor (http://www.army.mil/medalofhonor/cushing/)
  10. 2014 Army Year in Photos (http://www.army.mil/yearinphotos/2014/)

Top 10 Facebook Posts Based on Total Reach

  1. We Remember We remember and honor the more than 2,400 Americans who died in the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 – 6,782,976 page views (https://www.facebook.com/USarmy/posts/10152641960368558:0)
  2. Happy Birthday, Soldiers! For 239 years, the #USArmy has protected the nation with professionalism and pride 6,254,592 page views –(https://www.facebook.com/USarmy/posts/10152277297213558:0
  3. Our uniforms differ, but we play for the same team! Today we salute the men & women of the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, – 5,025,792 page views https://www.facebook.com/USarmy/posts/10152219753963558:0
  4. Happy Mother’s Day to the moms everywhere – 4,345,856 (https://www.facebook.com/USarmy/posts/10152208800693558:0)
  5. Today is the #NavyBirthday and we would like to wish our brothers and sisters in the sea service a Happy 239th. 3,176,448 page views – (https://www.facebook.com/USarmy/posts/10152533371308558:0)
  6. FACT: The #USArmy is older than the nation it was founded to defend. This #IndependenceDay, we honor the courage and commitment of those who fought/continue to fight for our freedom and liberties, even before the Declaration of Independence was signed – 3,160,064 page views (https://www.facebook.com/USarmy/posts/10152320598098558:0)
  7. Today, our nation reflects on the service and sacrifices of its veterans — men and women from across the country who’ve preserved the light of freedom that continues to shine brightly -2,661,376 page views (https://www.facebook.com/USarmy/posts/10152590151043558:0)
  8. When #USArmy Spc. Cole Tesar returned from a nine-month deployment in Afghanistan, here’s how he was introduced to the newest addition to his family. “LIKE” this photo to show your support of our Army families – 2,652,160 page views (https://www.facebook.com/USarmy/posts/10152077390773558:0)
  9. Timeline Photos: Meme:”Hey Tank guess what day… Camel, don’t even think about it! – 2,536,448 page views (https://www.facebook.com/USarmy/posts/10152062112003558:0)
  10. Tomb Guards at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery protect and honor those who gave everything in service of their nation. But what does it take to become a Sentinel? – 2,508,800 page views (https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152610316513558)

Top 10 Twitter Posts

  1. Today, we honor the service & sacrifice of those who stormed the beaches of #Normandy 70 years ago. #DDay70 – 5,012 retweets (https://twitter.com/USArmy/status/474923464923807744)
  2. To all of our Soldiers serving across the globe, we wish you a Happy New Year! – 2,910 retweets (https://twitter.com/USArmy/status/532140708220502018)
  3. Thank you #USArmy Soldiers – past & present – for your service, courage, & commitment to freedom #SoldierForLife! – 2,523 retweets (https://twitter.com/USArmy/status/532140708220502018)
  4. On #IndependenceDay, we salute Troops who have taken an oath to protect the nation. #freedom #4thofJuly – 2,498 retweets (https://twitter.com/USArmy/status/485087953056985088)
  5. Happy #ArmyBDay, Soldiers! – 1,840 retweets (https://twitter.com/USArmy/status/477829319470120960)
  6. Happy Mother’s Day to the moms everywhere! – 1,692 retweets (https://twitter.com/USArmy/status/465578957371224064)
  7. To all of the #USArmy dads – #HappyFathersDay! – 1,689 retweets (https://twitter.com/USArmy/status/478182381715587072)
  8. We celebrate freedom, but we remember the cost – 1,661 retweets (https://twitter.com/USArmy/status/470927397118676992)
  9. Our uniforms differ, but we play for the same team! – 1,593 retweets Happy #ArmedForcesDay @USNavy @USCG @USMC @USAirForce http://t.co/Ytj7ycqrqy- (https://twitter.com/USArmy/status/470927397118676992)
  10. Friends come & go, but battle buddies last forever! – 1,257 retweets (https://twitter.com/USArmy/status/470013862909972480)


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U.S. Army 2014 Top Content