I was alerted to an awesome use of Google products by my buddy and American war vet, Jody Fuller. A group of veterans, their families and Google employees got together and created a community called Google For Veterans. Their mission is to connect veterans and their families during deployment and while making the transition from military to civilian life a little easier.

They are using Google products and services to record their military history and career. For example, using Google Voice to record their stories, Google Maps to plot out where their military careers have taken them, even using Google Docs to draw with family members while deployed. And many more ideas.

This is such an awesome, clever use of Google products and services that’s really making huge differences in lives.