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.
I’m a 31 year old Navy sister, Army wife - Air Force wife to a prior service Marine/Soldier, and an Air Force Reservist. I am a happy wife and mother. My husband switched branches and joined me in the Air Force Reserve. We look forward to a future of dual military service!