Prior service members can always strike up a great conversation about their years in service. Now that I have been honorably discharged and I've relocated, I miss my military friends. Its often hard to find other young veterans to connect with. "New-age veterans" don't always feel comfortable hanging out at a local VFW or AL. I would love an app where veterans can meet local veterans who share experiences in common. Some separated veterans suffer from PTSD. These vets would especially benefit from being able to connect with other prior-service members. Civilians can rarely relate. There are plenty of vets who are willing to lend an ear and emotionally support fellow vets. For the app to work well, I would suggest a mandatory "membership" form that would require the user to self-identify as a current or prior service member, or as family of a service-member. Service-members/veterans can then identify a branch, total years of service, year of separation, and gender, and set a mandatory current location(state and county) and preference of contact(email, or app notification). Then these simple pieces of info can be provided to any other member who joins. Anyone who joins could then search to see how many veterans are members within their state or locality. I think a mandatory membership would curb the possibility of spam or people posing as veterans illegitimately. I would love to be able to connect with more veterans locally. I feel somewhat isolated from other veterans, and I know others often feel the same. Please help us connect with our family!