Social Rules and Comment Policy:
We welcome comments that facilitate communication about topics concerning the the Air Force Biomedical Sciences Corps in a professional, family friendly environment. We reserve the right to determine which comments violate our Social Rules and comment policy as well as remove violations. User comments do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Air Force Biomedical Sciences Corps (AF BSC), Air Force Medical Service (AFMS), the Department of Defense (DoD), or the United States.
For Airmen, members of the U.S. military or civil service, this page assists but is not a substitute for official lines of communication or your chain of command. Some of the information regarding policies, force development, force management, opportunities, and operations are For Official Use Only (FOUO) and will only be available on privileged venues such as the AFMS Knowledge Exchange or through your command chain.
Please remember, the information you post online is public. To protect operational security (OPSEC), your own privacy, patient privacy, and the privacy of others, do not include personally identifiable information (PII) or OPSEC related info such as mission details, Social Security numbers, phone numbers, addresses, e-mail addresses in the body of your comment or in photographs.
Please observe the following guidelines or your comments will be subject to removal:
No classified information or sensitive military content
No copyright protected material
No information that violates privacy
No hateful, violent or offensive content
No endorsements and promotions
No personal attacks
No pornography or sexual content
No off-topic remarks
No spam/malicious code
Any other content that could put the United States, DoD, AF, or AFMS at risk.
For additional AF guidance on official communication, communicating on social media venues, and related topics please consult AFI 35-113, Internal Information
New comprehensive guidance can be found on the Mar 2012 publications of Navigating the Social Network located at - http://www.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-120327-048.pdf
Our social media activities are not intended to act as an alternative to visiting your doctor or contacting your local facility. We do not include any personal health information on our social media networks or MTF websites. If you have an urgent health issue or concern, please contact your local patient advocate number. If you do not know how to contact your local facility, please provide your current base location in your post so we can direct you accordingly. For benefit related issues, please contact the appropriate TRICARE office.
We recognize that the web is a 24/7 medium, and your comments are welcome at any time. However, given the need to manage federal resources, moderating and posting of comments will occur during regular business hours Monday through Friday. Comments submitted after hours or on weekends will be read and posted as early as possible on the next business day.
Members of the media are asked to send questions to the appropriate office of public affairs through their normal channels and to refrain from submitting questions as comments. These comments are subject to removal.
Thank you for taking the time to read this comment policy. For additional guidance, please reference the Air Force New Media Manual. We encourage your participation in our social media outlets and look forward to an educational exchange of ideas.
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