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Admin*Maggie
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PostSubject: OPSEC Guidelines   Sat 24 Oct 2009, 2:12 pm

Hey! I just wanted you all to know that in order to see the rest of the site you all need to acknowledge that you have read this. Its not strict or anything it just prevents snoopers.


OPSEC, also known as Operational Security, is the principle that we, as Army wives and Army family members, should all abide by when talking about our soldiers. If you’ve been on any military related message board on the internet, you have more than likely seen a warning to be sure to practice OPSEC. This means protecting the information you know about your soldier and his unit.

Generally, it means that you should not give out the following:

- Your soldier’s exact location overseas

- Any information on troop movements – this includes any movement while they are deployed and in transit to/from theater (including R&R). Do not ever give dates or times.

- Any information on weapons systems, how they train or numbers – for this reason, many pictures from overseas can easily violate OPSEC

If your soldier is in a special operations unit, the OPSEC guidelines can be stricter. You may not be able to say he is deployed at all much less where he is. His unit and/or FRG should provide the OPSEC guidelines for these situations.

Always abide by the rules set forth by his unit. Just because it is on the news does not mean that you can talk about the issue. By talking about it, you are only verifying the information.

When our soldiers are in dangerous situations, it is natural to want to reach out to others. But the above statement puts your soldier and his unit in danger. You could have very well just alerted the enemy about their mission.

It is important to realize that putting together the bits and pieces needed to create the larger picture can be amazingly simple on the internet. Many mistakenly believe that if they don’t talk about it all at once, the information is safe. This is wrong and dangerous to assume.

The internet is a wonderful tool but in regards to our military, it is a very dangerous one as well. It takes only minutes of searching online to find enough pieces of information that could potentially endanger our soldiers.

DEPLOYMENT TICKERS

Many family members like to use deployment tickers to count down their soldier’s deployment. Never have a ticker that shows XX days until he returns. If you must have a ticker, then have one with the amount of time he has been gone. Although it is best to not have this type of ticker at all.

Finally, for your own personal safety, be very aware of what you are putting on the internet or saying in conversations in public. With the internet, it is not difficult to track down an address and phone number. Do not make yourself a target by letting the world know that your husband is deployed.

Lets keep our military safe!


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He's Currently : Here with me :)
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Anniversaries : October 30,2008- Day we got married.
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PostSubject: Re: OPSEC Guidelines   Sat 24 Oct 2009, 2:53 pm

Read and Understand it! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: OPSEC Guidelines   Sat 24 Oct 2009, 3:53 pm

Check mark....read and understood!
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His Age : 26
He's Currently : living in wichita, two hours away :( working his butt off!
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Anniversaries : on my birthday! Smile June 30th....2009
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PostSubject: Re: OPSEC Guidelines   Sat 24 Oct 2009, 4:06 pm

I agree Smile ... duh!
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PostSubject: Re: OPSEC Guidelines   Sat 24 Oct 2009, 4:13 pm

Read & Understood Smile
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PostSubject: Re: OPSEC Guidelines   Sat 24 Oct 2009, 4:15 pm

Understood! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: OPSEC Guidelines   Sat 24 Oct 2009, 6:44 pm

Got it.
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PostSubject: Re: OPSEC Guidelines   Sat 24 Oct 2009, 7:40 pm

I'm back and I still remember!! Smile
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His name : David Smile
His Age : 25
He's Currently : Naples, FL
Branch : Army (Florida National Guard)
Anniversaries : May 2010
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PostSubject: Re: OPSEC Guidelines   Sat 24 Oct 2009, 7:45 pm

yay welcome...
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His Age : 21
He's Currently : on drill :'(
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Anniversaries : May 16, 2009 engagement
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PostSubject: Re: OPSEC Guidelines   Sat 24 Oct 2009, 10:14 pm

Anything to keep Zim safer!!

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PostSubject: Re: OPSEC Guidelines   Sat 24 Oct 2009, 10:55 pm

I AGREE Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: OPSEC Guidelines   Sun 25 Oct 2009, 2:53 am

agreed =]
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PostSubject: Re: OPSEC Guidelines   Sun 25 Oct 2009, 3:25 pm

agreed.
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Occupation : Attending Academy of Art University, majoring in Photography.
Relationship Status : Married.
His name : Travis.
His Age : 20
He's Currently : in tech school in California.
Branch : U.S Air Force
Anniversaries : October 5th-the day we started dating and December 26, 2009-our wedding date. ^_^
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PostSubject: Re: OPSEC Guidelines   Sun 25 Oct 2009, 9:37 pm

[center]I agree of course. Smile[/b]
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Location : Travis AFB
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Relationship Status : unofficially engaged!
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His Age : 25
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Anniversaries : August 3
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PostSubject: Re: OPSEC Guidelines   Mon 26 Oct 2009, 11:37 pm

agreed.
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His Age : 28
He's Currently : MICCC
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Current Mood : Happy
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PostSubject: Re: OPSEC Guidelines   Tue 27 Oct 2009, 2:48 am

agreed!
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His Age : 21
He's Currently : Ft Leonard wood
Branch : Army
Anniversaries : March 27th
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PostSubject: Re: OPSEC Guidelines   Wed 28 Oct 2009, 9:54 pm

read and understand
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Relationship Status : Dating Smile
His name : David Smile
His Age : 25
He's Currently : Naples, FL
Branch : Army (Florida National Guard)
Anniversaries : May 2010
Kids, Currently : Kaelyn Aelyze (3/15/2011)
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PostSubject: Re: OPSEC Guidelines   Fri 30 Oct 2009, 5:18 pm

thank you girls

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His Age : 28
He's Currently : at home
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Anniversaries : June 6, 2009- wedding
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PostSubject: Re: OPSEC Guidelines   Tue 03 Nov 2009, 3:08 am

Read & Understood! bounce
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PostSubject: Re: OPSEC Guidelines   Tue 03 Nov 2009, 4:37 am

agreeed
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PostSubject: Re: OPSEC Guidelines   Tue 10 Nov 2009, 3:42 am

kk
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His name : dead beat dad
His Age : 22 going on 12
He's Currently : probably at the bar
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PostSubject: Re: OPSEC Guidelines   Tue 01 Dec 2009, 2:43 am

Understood!
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PostSubject: Re: OPSEC Guidelines   Thu 28 Jan 2010, 7:55 pm

I read and understand =)
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PostSubject: Re: OPSEC Guidelines   Thu 28 Jan 2010, 11:50 pm

Haha! For sure didn't sign this.
Agreed! lol.
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