Well, whatdya know...
In fact, one of it's top leaders, Gen. Craig McKinley, is using Twitter. Follow him @ChiefNGB or www.twitter.com/ChiefNGB)
While the Department of Defense is debating whether social media should be allowed in theater or on military installations and the guidelines for troops using those technologies, the National Guard is pushing forward.
The general is documenting his activities, and the National Guard Bureau and many state Guard's are on Twitter and Facebook and other forms of social media.
The Guard is pulling significant weight in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and they want their story told, so they're telling it themselves.
By the way, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff also Tweets. Follow him @thejointstaff or www.twitter.com/thejointstaff.
Most argue social media is a communication tool, useful in spreading information and good news from the military. Of course, they agree, there are security concerns. How much information can troops reveal, what if these social media platforms are hacked and government systems compromised? Real concerns, but whether they warrant a complete usage ban is still up in the air.
The Air Force has been pushing for social media, but most of the sites are banned on bases, although it depends on the base and the command.
The Army recently lifted the bans on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and some other social media sites.
The Marine Corps, however, has banned social media entirely.
So, we'll see how this unfolds, and I'll keep an eye on it. Maybe it's something the new cyber arm of the Air Force can find an answer to. The new 24th Air Force was activated this week at Lackland Air Force Base.