Brother deploying

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  1. USMATx2017

    USMATx2017 Member

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    My brother PCS'd today to Germany, and will be heading to Afghanistan on July 15th (his birthday coincidentally). He is a USMA grad, 2LT Infantry officer.
     
  2. Melitzank

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    Best of luck to him; hope he stays safe.
     
  3. Whatisnext2017

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    What year did he graduate? Best wishes to him and to you!
     
  4. NorwichDad

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    God Bless him and keep him safe.
     
  5. USMATx2017

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    He graduated 2012.

    Thank you everyone for your support.
     
  6. Strength and Honor

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    Good luck, he's got the United States of America supporting him! And these forums, of course :thumb:
     
  7. BigBear

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    Just be careful what info you're putting out there about dates/locations
     
  8. Arizona

    Arizona 2017 USAFAPs appointee

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    ^^^ Never post exact dates and location of deployments ^^^

    This might seem silly but this can give the enemy a better idea of manning and better information to plan an attack etc.. I would highly recommend editing your post
     
  9. scoutpilot

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    Thanks, high school expert on military affairs.

    He didn't post anything identifiable. A unit of an unspecified type from an unspecified base in Germany is going to Afghanistan. DoD releases more than that.
     
  10. Arizona

    Arizona 2017 USAFAPs appointee

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    Sir/Ma'am,

    I wouldn't consider a member of our active duty enlisted force to be a "High School expert". I was simply re-iterating the exact words I have had to sit through briefing after briefing about because someone decides to post this kind of info online.

    Realistically would the information pose a serious risk no, but if you go by the book it says not to post this kind of information online period. Whose to say he/she won't post more detailed information elsewhere?

    .......

    OPSEC Rules for (forum, blog, chatroom name):
    Do not post exact deployment dates or redeployment date, redeployment, underways, field training, or any other exercise where command movement is involved.

    http://www.opsecprofessionals.org/articles/OPSEC_Rules.html

    Air Force AFI "Should be similar for every branch"
    1.4.18.1.1. (Added-AFSPC) Examples of prohibited out-of-office e-mail/voicemail information
    are: Exact deployment/leave/TDY dates, deployment/leave/TDY locations, description/
    nature of absence, or any personal details that might lead to exploitation.
     
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  11. scoutpilot

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    He should definitely be sure not to put any of that info in his out-of-office voicemail or email message, per that AFI that doesn't apply to him as a civilian family member.

    Know what the reg says before you post it, and think about what it means. Putting that in your email/voicemail does what? It ties that info to a specific, named individual.

    Here's the DoD Press Release that announces the deployment.

    http://www.defense.gov/releases/release.aspx?releaseid=15919
     
  12. Arizona

    Arizona 2017 USAFAPs appointee

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    Scoutpilot, ok I can understand where you are coming from, they can not tie it to a specific individual. Although there are alot of opsec websites saying " Do not post exact deployment dates or redeployment dates " and while I agree with this statement, it is not in the regulations.
     

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