While Joint Training and Training Development Center’s Facebook fan page is an open forum, it's also a family-friendly one, so please keep your comments and wall posts clean. In addition to keeping it family-friendly, we ask that you follow our posting guidelines here. If you don't comply, your message will be removed:
• We do not allow graphic, obscene, explicit or racial comments or submissions nor do we allow comments that are abusive, hateful or intended to defame anyone or any organization.
• We do not allow solicitations or advertisements. This includes promotion or endorsement of any financial, commercial or non-governmental agency. Similarly, we do not allow attempts to defame or defraud any financial, commercial or non-governmental agency.
• The Department of Defense is prohibited from endorsing or appearing to endorse non-government organizations or individuals. Therefore, as the official Joint Training and Training Development Center fan page, postings of a commercial nature, such as sales of goods or services, will be prohibited and removed.
• We do not allow comments suggesting or encouraging illegal activity.
• You participate at your own risk, taking personal responsibility for your comments, your username, and any information provided.
This document, like Social Media itself, is evolving. Online collaboration is changing how all of us work and communicate and how we engage with each other. Social computing can help build stronger, better relationships. That comes with responsibility. If you participate in JJoint Training and Training Development Center’s social media community, please follow these "rules of engagement":
• Stick to your area of expertise and provide unique, individual perspectives on what's going on at Joint Training and Training Development Center.
• Post meaningful, respectful comments -- in other word, no spam, and no remarks that are off-topic or offensive.
• Pause and think before posting. Reply to comments in a timely manner, when a response is appropriate.
• Respect proprietary information and content, and confidentiality.
• When disagreeing with others' opinions, keep it appropriate and polite.
• Be transparent. Your honesty -- or dishonesty -- will be quickly noticed in the social media environment. Use your real name and be clear about your relationship to Joint Training and Training Development Center. Transparency is about your identity and relationship to Joint Training and Training Development Center.
• Perception is reality. In online social networks, the lines between public and private, personal and professional are blurred. Just by identifying yourself as a Servicemember, Employee, Retiree or Family member affiliated with Joint Training and Training Development Center, you create perceptions about yourself and the installation. These are the perceptions of not just our colleagues, supervisors and commanders, but of our families, friends and the general public. Do us all proud. Be sure that all content associated with you is consistent with your values and professional standards, and those of the DoD and Joint Training and Training Development Center.
• It's a conversation. Talk online like you would talk to real people in person. Don't be afraid to bring in your own personality and say what's on your mind. Consider content that's open-ended and invites response. Encourage comments. Be nice and respectful-- remember the Golden Rule.
• Are you adding value? There are millions of words out there. The best way to get yours read is to write things that people will value. Social communication should be thought-provoking and build a sense of community. If it helps people improve knowledge or skills, solve problems, or understand the Army and Joint Training and Training Development Center better, then it's adding value.
• Your Responsibility: What you write is ultimately your responsibility. Participation in Joint Training and Training Development Center’s online community is not a right but an opportunity, so please treat it seriously and with respect.
• Be a Leader. There can be a fine line between healthy debate and incendiary reaction. Do not use Joint Training and Training Development Center’s social media sites to denigrate organizations or individuals. Frame what you write to invite differing points of view without inflaming others.
• Some topics slide very easily into sensitive territory. So be careful and considerate. Once your words are out there, you can't get them back. Inflammatory discussions will be removed by site administrators.
• If it gives you pause, pause. If you're about to publish something that makes you even the least bit uncomfortable, take a minute to review these guidelines and try to figure out what's bothering you. Discuss it with your friends, co-workers, or spouse. Ultimately, what you publish is yours, and so is the responsibility. So be sure.
The following User Agreement ("Agreement") governs the use of official Department of Defense social media sites and pages to include social networking pages, blogs and file sharing sites, along with all policies applicable to DoD information. Please read the rules contained in this Agreement carefully. You can access this Agreement any time. Your use of any aspect of the websites will constitute your agreement to comply with these rules. If you cannot agree with these rules, please do not use the websites. The Agreement may be modified from time to time; the date of the most recent revisions will appear on this page, so check back often. Continued access of the website by you will constitute your acceptance of any changes or revisions to the Agreement. Your failure to follow these rules, whether listed below or in bulletins posted at various points in the website, may result in suspension or termination of your access to the website, without notice.
Comments By Others Are Not Endorsed: The Department of Defense does not necessarily endorse, support, sanction, encourage, verify or agree with the comments, opinions, or statements posted on the website. Any information or material placed online, including advice and opinions, are the views and responsibility of those making the comments and do not necessarily represent the views of the Department of Defense, the United States Government or its third party service providers. By submitting a comment for posting, you agree that the Department of Defense, the United States Government and its third party service providers are not responsible, and shall have no liability to you, with respect to any information or materials posted by others, including defamatory, offensive or illicit material, even material that violates this Agreement.
Editing and Deletions: The Department of Defense reserves the right, but undertakes no duty, to review, edit, move or delete any material submitted as a comment to the information provided for display or placed on the social media sites in its sole discretion, without notice. Comments submitted to these sites will be reviewed and a representative sample may be posted on the site or inappropriate comments may be deleted at the sole discretion of the Department of Defense. We hope to receive submissions from all viewpoints, but we ask that all participants agree to the following Terms of Participation:
•To ensure constructive questions, please post only questions directly related and relevant to the Department of Defense.
•Refrain from posting questions that contain threats, obscenity, material that would violate the law if published here, abusive, defamatory or s*xually explicit material.
•Submissions containing the following will be deleted:
◦Contains obscene or threatening language or discrimination (hate speech) based on race, s*x, gender, religion, national origin, age, or disability.
◦Promotes services or products (not including non-commercial links that are relevant to the topic)
◦Includes any personal or sensitive information (phone numbers, email or postal addresses)
◦Operational Security (OPSEC). All personnel (including families and friends of service members) have a responsibility to ensure that no information that might put our military members in jeopardy or would be of use to our adversaries is posted to websites that arereadily accessible to the public. Not surprisingly, that information includes, among other things, technical information, operation plans,troop movement schedules, current and future locations of military units and ships, descriptions of overseas bases, details of weaponssystem, or discussions of areas frequented by service members overseas. Other information that's not as obvious but should also not be discussed in an open forum includes daily military activities and operations, equipment status, unit morale, and results of operations. Any of these topics, if released in an open medium, have the ability to provide our adversaries opportunities to harm our military members.
External Links (including Advertising Links): The appearance of external hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the Department of Defense of the linked websites, or the information, products or services contained therein. The Department of Defense does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations. All links are provided consistent with the stated purpose of these websites.