The mission of Military Image Archive is to showcase, interpret and preserve the unique visual record of military life.
The vast majority of published articles relate to past conflicts. We aim to provide users with up to date images of current military hardware, conflicts, training and personal stories.
The vast majority of images come from our users, our stock images and main banner images come from the Ministry of Defence website with an open licence to use images. US military images are sourced from the US Department of Defence with an open licence to use images. Australian images are sourced from the Department of Defence, Australian Government. Canadian images are sourced from the The Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces.
Absolutely not! MIA has published numerous articles and images contributed by professionals. We also accept material from anyone with an active interest in military photography & military life. The bedrock of MIA is its deeply committed core group of contributors. They regularly submit photographs and articles for inclusion in the forum & blog. There is however room for all on the pages of MIA from longtime contributors to individuals seeking to make their first contribution.
Photo galleries composed of images from an individual collector. Photo galleries with specific themes. Book & film reviews including personal stories.
Anything non military related or deemed to be of no interest to MIA. Images or video of a sexual nature. Images or video that could cause upset to other members of MIA. Images or video that have been taken from another site with permission or appropriate links back to the site.
Yes! However, your submission will be carefully reviewed MIA editors.
No! MIA is always seeking material, especially unpublished images.
You can add images, such as a “screenshot” of your computer screen. Added images or other media must that is found inappropriate will be removed.
NO. Don’t post any sensitive information. Moderators will remove personal information from posts to protect your privacy.
YES. Link to content rather than posting it in its entirety, unless you are the copyright holder or have permission from the copyright holder. Do not post direct links to executable files. Moderators may remove these links to protect users from potentially malicious downloads. (You can post a link to the webpage that contains the file download but it may also be removed if a Moderator finds that the web page content could be harmful or if the web page link is spam.)
NO. Do not use obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, or excessively violent language.
Do not harass, insult, taunt, provoke, demean, or personally attack other forum members. Be friendly even if others are not.
Do not excessively “bump” a thread (post simply to get a thread to the top of the list).
Report the post to admin or moderator. Users who post forum spam will have their posts removed. If a post that is otherwise appropriate includes links considered to be spam, those links will be removed.
Yes. Create one group page or ask a moderator for access to a forum. Do not post images relating to products or other websites on the main archive. Any product images show on the main archive will be removed. Continued abuse of the rules will result in your account being removed.
Be seen to contribute to forums and groups. Ask an existing moderator or an admin, stating your reasons to become a moderator.