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Category: Social Media
  • Military, Political Activities

    During the 2016 election season, the Air Force and the Department of Defense encourages Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen to exercise their right to vote and freely express their political views.  However, service members must be aware that their political activities have the potential to give the appearance of official
  • The seven P's and where we go wrong

    Five years ago I was living on my own in Southern California, working at my community college while attending courses and trying to become a famous musician.My five-year plan was to record as much music as I could at school in our commercial music program, play small shows with my band, and use the internet to make it big. But before you could say
  • Carrying the flag

    Imagine more than 73,000 people cheering at the top of their lungs, clapping and whistling as five blocks of red, white, and blue are stretched across a pristine field by men and women dressed in their best.Then silence as the Parris Island Marine Band, assigned aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina, plays The Star
  • Keeping Airmen safe in the social media world

    Airmen today use the social media world to keep in touch with family, friends, prior co-workers and a multitude of others.Unfortunately, for all of the positive uses of social media, recent events have encouraged us to re-evaluate our digital world to ensure our personal and professional information is protected from online predators and minimize
  • Sign up to save a life

    There is a chance I may have to experience some pain so that a stranger might live; there is a chance I may literally have to give some of me to someone whose body has failed them.I am a potential bone marrow donor. And you should be too.I know that's a bold statement but this is why I make it.I joined the registry because of my aunt and
  • Shaw is open for tours

    The general public doesn't get the chance to see the 'downrange' mission of the 20th Fighter Wing at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, and its importance to the safety of the United States.Fortunately, they have the opportunity to see the everyday operations in garrison. Daily operations play a crucial part of the Air Force's mission; it's daily