Troop Tube

Something new – and approved by the DOD – a way to share videos for the military and their families.  It is sponsored by Military OneSource.   If you already use this – let us know how it works.

Troop Tube

Some FAQs

What is TroopTube?

TroopTube is a new video-sharing site for troops and their families available through the Military OneSource Web site. Troop Tube is the only video-sharing site for military families sponsored by the Department of Defense. TroopTube extends the virtual military community by enabling service members and their families to connect with each other and share videos wherever they may be.

How can I access TroopTube?

Visit and click on the TroopTube link. Once you’re on the site, you will be required to register in order to view or post videos. During the registration process, you will be asked to identify your e-mail address, name, and service branch or affiliation.
Who can post videos to TroopTube?

Intended for military families, anyone who registers can post videos. Simply create an account, receive account authorization, and you’re ready to go!

What kinds of videos can I post?

Within guidelines, almost anything you want! TroopTube is for military families, allowing you to share videos about your family events, military events, and send and receive messages to deployed troops. Videos must fall within accepted boundaries of community standards and safety. TroopTube will not post videos that compromise military missions, nor will TroopTube post videos featuring graphic violence and obscenity. TroopTube adopts standards proposed in DoD Directive 5230.9: Clearance of DoD Information for Public Release. Videos are limited to 5 minutes or 20MB.

Which file types does TroopTube accept?

TroopTube accepts most video file types, including .mov files. Videos are limited to 5 minutes or 20MB.

What are the system requirements to post and view videos?

  • Operating Systems
    • Windows 2000
    • Windows XP
    • Windows Vista (including recent service packs)
    • Mac OS X 10.3 or higher
  • Browsers
    • Internet Explorer 5.0+
    • Firefox 1.1+
    • Safari 1.0+
    • Google Chrome 1.0+
  • Media Players
    • Adobe Flash Version 9.115
  • Internet Connection
    • Broadband connection with 500+ Kbps

How do I upload videos?

  1. First, you need to sign up for a TroopTube account.
  2. Log into your active account and select the “post new video” link.
  3. Select the video file (from your computer) you’d like to post to the site.
  4. cliick “Upload My Video”.

Are videos edited before being posted?

No. TroopTube does not edit videos. All videos are screened prior to being posted, and videos violating the site’s standards will not be posted.

Can deployed service members post videos?

Yes! TroopTube emphasizes the ability for deployed troops and their families to stay in touch and share information. Deployed individuals in forward areas should check with their commanding officers for current protocol. TroopTube reserves the right to decline a posting if it contains sensitive material.

What if I have trouble using TroopTube?

The best way to resolve any difficulties involving TroopTube and your account is to use the “Contact Us” feature on the TroopTube site. The TroopTube support staff is equipped to handle technical and complex issues. If you’ve contacted the TroopTube support staff and your issue is still unresolved, we’ll be glad to give them your contact information and request expedited contact.


2 Responses to “Troop Tube”

  1. Bill on November 11th, 2008 11:32 pm

    This is awesome. I’ve missed access to online video. GO TROOPTUBE!

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