There aren’t a lot of rules – but we are asking that both good manners and good blogging courtesy be observed. The few rules are:

NO POLITICS – no specific “vote for” or name calling of candidates.

NO RELIGION – there are members of many faiths in the service, please use courtesy when speaking of religious beliefs, no proselytizing .

Most importantly – OPSEC! These are guidelines taken from both DOD and other military web pages.

DON’T USE YOUR SERVICE MEMBER’S REAL NAME – nicknames/handles are best.

OPSEC (Operational Security) in Civilian Terms

OPSEC (Operational Security) has been established by DOD and has strict rules – The Ten OPSEC Points :

Don’t discuss current or future destinations/ ports of call/deployment bases .
Don’t discuss current or future operations or missions.
Don’t discuss current or future dates and times of exercises or missions.
Don’t discuss readiness issues and numbers.
Don’t discuss specific training equipment.
Don’t discuss people’s names and operations.
Don’t speculate about current or future operations.

Don’t spread rumors about current, future, or past operations or movements.
Don’t assume the enemy is not trying to collect information on you; he/she is.
Be smart, use your head, and always think OPSEC when using email, phone, chat rooms and message boards.

If you are ever unsure about any of the above rules, please contact Karen at team@parentszone.org