Army Knowledge Online is a source for corporate intranet services and a Web portal to the U.S. Army. The source provides email, single sign-on, directory services, blogs, instant messenger and storage to the U.S. Army. All members of the National Guard, Active Duty, Reserves and DA Civilian Service have an account, granting them access to Army tools, Web assets and services. Select contractors also have accounts. Users can build pages, create and participate in discussions, and create file storage areas.
Army Knowledge Online users can build custom-access control lists for any piece of content they own, which allows them to determine the specific audience allowed to use or view their content.
The site itself also has many useful links right from the home page, such as educational calculators and resources, ways to enlist, and information pages for anything from uniforms to U.S. Army ranks. Other resource pages include Army values, the military alphabet, blog posts and supporting U.S. troops. The Army Knowledge Online home page is also where those with active accounts can access their email sign-on page or sign up for an email account. The page additionally provides links to information for spouses of active military members, veterans' programs, dependent educational resources and financial benefits, such as loans and insurance.