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344th Training Squadron unveils social media room to enhance recruiting strategies
December 6, 2023
— The Air Force Recruiting School assigned to the 344th Training Squadron recently celebrated the grand opening of its brand-new social media room...
CYBER HYGIENE | Keeping safe on social media
May 1, 2023
— Social media sites and apps are great ways to connect and share information. User profiles, timelines, social media statuses, friend lists, and message services grant your contacts insights into your day-to-day activities. However, these sites can also provide adversaries with the critical information they need to disrupt your life and harm or harass you, your co-workers, or even your family members...
Beware of fake social media accounts
January 20, 2023
— As Air Force Reserve Command’s social media manager, Senior Airman Erica Webster is constantly on the lookout for bogus accounts claiming affiliation with AFRC. Unfortunately, she usually doesn’t have to look too hard to find a fake page or two...
DOD releases first department-wide social media policy
August 16, 2022
— The Defense Department released a policy that spells out how DOD military and civilian personnel should use official social media accounts to best advance the mission of the U.S. military and further instill trust in the credibility of the DOD. ...
Just scrolling through: Army urges responsible social media usage
February 2, 2021
— Since the beginning of the pandemic, social gatherings have become limited and restricted, and social media usage has correspondingly increased exponentially. The U.S. Army encourages its Soldiers to practice a three-step method when engaging online: think, type, post...
Maintaining positive social media interactions important during COVID-19
October 16, 2020
— As the pandemic stretches into eight months and counting, more and more people are turning to social media as a substitute for risky in-person interactions. Facebook and other social media platforms have reported record use, compared to a year ago...
Reserve recruiters enhance social media knowledge to reach more recruits
September 15, 2020
— Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, recruiters have turned more to technology – including social media – to reach potential recruits. A group of 15 Total Force recruiters from the 351st Recruiting Squadron recently sharpened their social media skills by participating in the Defense Information School’s virtual Social Media Forum...
It’s complicated: Our relationship with social media
April 4, 2020
— We’re in the midst of a challenging, emotional time as most of the nation is working from home and many service members are deployed in support of the COVID-19 pandemic. Scrolling through social media posts about COVID-19 may intensify negative feelings, especially for those struggling with depression or loneliness...
Learn to use social media safely
February 7, 2020
— Social networking sites enjoy worldwide popularity, underscoring the need to understand potential risks associated with the use of these sites...
Social media: understanding technology and anxiety
October 17, 2019
— Do you ever find yourself scrolling through your newsfeed only to find you feel worse than you did the moment before?...
Social media security: Tips from an Army special agent
September 6, 2019
— Even the most innocuous data posted to a social media feed can be married up with other publicly available information to provide online criminals the tools they need to exploit members of the military or general public, an Army special agent said...
It's complicated: our relationship with social media
February 27, 2019
— For many, the post-holiday season is a challenging, emotional time. Scrolling through social media posts about the perfect gift or holiday celebration may intensify negative feelings, especially for those struggling with depression, loss, or loneliness. It’s true that social media can help connect and reconnect people; however, it may increase feelings of isolation or remind people of what they don’t have. ...
Social media safety during deployments, at home
February 20, 2019
— With movements happening, many pieces will fall together before boots are on the ground in the various locations. The times and places of departures, arrivals and travel plans should not be posted online. Even a selfie checking-in somewhere could be detrimental...
Social media imposters: awareness, defense
February 14, 2019
— Clicking on your favorite social media app, you notice you’ve got a new friend request. The request is from you. The profile picture is of you. The name is yours. Is this a prank? Have you been hacked? What just happened?...
Safety, security key to social media use for military members, civilians, families
August 22, 2018
— These days we can’t go a moment or move a step without immediate access to some form of social media, but that kind of access can also impact operational security...
Army families: Are you doing your part on social media to keep Soldiers safe?
August 10, 2018
— Social media plays a significant role in everyday life, especially for military families. It helps them learn information about their next duty station and stay connected to the family and friends they leave. At the same time, the tool is also used by terrorists to seek out individuals and information...
Leadership in the Social Media Age
January 29, 2018
— Is social media prone to misuse or abuse? The unfortunate answer to this question is, "Yes." Using the internet and social media brings risk to individuals, businesses, and other public organizations...
Managing your children’s social networking habits
July 6, 2017
— Parents today can relate to the challenges of raising teenagers in a social media-driven world...