Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Social Media and the Air Force

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As a [unofficial] Air Force Blogger, it would be negligent of me not to inform you of the recently updated Air Force policy on involvement in social media.  The Air Force Public Affairs Agency, Lackland AFB, recently released an updated guide for both Airmen and their families with guidelines and tips for social media usage.  It's a short, but thorough document that provides specific information about sites like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and so forth.  Fear not!  The Air Force enjoys and actively engages in social media, hence why we have access to FB and YT on military computers.  The AF also respects your rights to participate in these networks. 

Everyone tends to have a number of questions about their social media profiles prior to joining the military.  What can you say/not say?  What falls under OPSEC guidelines?  Even if you're not new to the Air Force, it's always a smart idea to brush up on current policies and procedures, to ensure that you're within regulations.  Better safe than sorry, always, especially when the safety and security of our Airmen are at stake.

Don't take my word on it, read the official document here

4 comments:

John said...

I picked up a large guide just yesterday on the Marine Corps' policy, "The Social Corps, the U.S.M.C social Media Principles."

I just refrain from posting anything remotely close to senstive information =)

Love the blog!!!

Erin said...

Thanks John, I know you're mindful of things! Thanks for the love and the support you've shown me over the years! FYI, you should be getting a "Finalist" icon for your blog soon! ;)

John said...

Ditto! Of course...you and Bill R-O-C-K!!!

Ooh...I don't know what that means, but I'll take it =)

Erin said...

One day, we'll get a chance to double date! We'll find a way to be in the same state!

I love those rings, BTW. I'd love to surprise Bill with one, one of these days, but I'd have to figure out his ring size without him knowing.

From Milblogging.com - you'll get a jpeg icon (like the one I have in the announcement post) that says you were a finalist for this year, to put in your blog's sidebar. I just snagged that one from Google images in the meantime.