Since we all are "underclass" right now, this OEF/OIF forum is probably frowned upon by some vets and big time collectors. Note small number of members here and we didn't make much of progress in growing numbers of members here. What we should to do is continue to contribute reference photos, photos of your collection, discuss about such equipment and gear, etc... As much as possible so one day (probably a year or even more later) when OEF/OIF is becoming more popular and gained some interests from younger collectors from new generation. They would find this forum so in their nature of curiosity, they look through this forum and found that this forum is already packed with useful information which would help us gain more members.
Another way to spread a word about this forum is by like I stated above, we should have many threads with reference photos and discussions so that way if we're visiting another forum (USMF or IACMC for example) and we spot one topic when a person asked a question that we had already discussed in this forum, we could direct this person to thread. He would probably find it helpful.
Don't think that this forum is failing. It is only nature that new forums always have fewer members. I read somewhere that USMF was so small that they wondered that they would success and eventually they did, look at how many posts they made daily. Look at IACMC, it is expanding slowly but surely after only two years. We probably won't have as much members as because this forum is totally narrowed down to ONE conflict, but we may one day have a good number of members and posts.
Just a thought.