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In the second installation of Through the Ringer, I bring you Hooah.com, the new social networking Web site for members of the military, military family members and those who support the troops.

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For the non-military folks, Hooah! is a common Army phrase that can mean just about everything and anything except “no.” The site was started when founders Christian D’Andrea, Mark D’Andrea, Paul D’Andrea and Aaron Zelhart (founders of the Hooah! energy bar) noticed that there were dozens of social networks out there — but none dedicated to the military.

So they started one.

The site is just getting off the ground, but they are off to a great start. It has tons of community features, allowing members to share news, meet people and more. On top of that, the site is giving back to the community by donating time, effort and money back to the military.

Here is what Mark had to say about Hooah! when the D-Ring put him Through the Ringer:

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In the new Through the Ringer series, I will be doing short interviews with milbloggers, military officials, defense contractors and others who have something to share about the military and new media. If you would like to nominate someone to be put Through the Ringer, send me an e-mail at dringblog (at) gmail (dot) com.

I’ve been reading The Adventures of Chester for a while now, and when I decided to start Through the Ringer, I couldn’t think of a better choice for my first interview. Josh Manchester, whose nickname provided the namesake for his blog, is a smart, thoughtful and interesting guy. He has been blogging for a while and has obtained quite a following. If you haven’t gone to his blog yet, you need to check it out.

Here is what Josh had to say when the D-Ring put him through the ringer:

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