To help keep us all in line with Air Force expectations and standards of conduct, here is some guidance for you to consider when using social media.
In general, the Air Force views personal social media sites positively and respects your rights as Americans to use them to express yourself. However, by the nature of your profession, you are always on the record and must represent our core values. When you engage via social media, don't do anything that will discredit yourself or the Air Force.
When using Social Media:
- Think before you post. Use your best judgment because your writing can have serious consequences.
- Remember that you are always on duty and your social media interactions are subject to the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
- Don't forget your operations security (OPSEC) considerations. Consider how a post can be interpreted by the public.
- Be cautious about crossing the line between funny and distasteful. If you have doubts about whether you should post something, err on the side of caution.
- If the post in question concerns the Air Force, discuss the proposed post with your supervisor or your local PA office.
Here's the link to the Air Force's latest guide to using social media:
. It should answer most of the questions you may have about creating and using social media.
The guide also has some good information applicable to all Airmen who have their own personal social media presence. Ultimately, you alone are responsible for what you post.
Social media guidance for your unit:
To request permission to set up a social media site [ex: Facebook, Twitter, etc.], please email firstname.lastname@example.org
. Justification for requests should include, at a minimum, the requesting unit and name of page administrators, what the page will be used for and why your needs cannot be met by using the official Kadena Air Base Facebook page or Twitter page.