Can Soldiers talk to the media?
The rules state that when a member of the armed forces has any contact with a journalist they must immediately notify press officers. This applies even if a member of armed forces staff meets a journalist socially, or through their family.
Are Soldiers allowed to use social media?
Soldiers using social media must abide by the UCMJ at all times, even when off duty. Commenting, posting and linking to material that violates the UCMJ or basic rules of Soldier’s conduct are prohibited, along with talking negatively about supervisors or releasing sensitive information.
Are deployed Soldiers allowed to video chat?
Many military installations overseas also offer free video conferencing to their service members. Facebook and other forms of social media can be terrific vehicles to communicate with your service member, family, and friends. Posting photos and deployment updates can streamline and personalize all communication.
Can deployed Soldiers use Instagram?
With the ease of social media, in any part of the globe at any time, a Soldier, Army civilian, or family member can post pictures from a deployment or talk about an Army mission.
Can you Facetime while deployed?
Facetime & Facebook Messenger When smartphones really took off, iPhone users were able to use Facetime to continue their video chats during deployments. Only requiring a Wi-Fi connection, Facetime was very popular with service members who stayed near well-developed areas and were able to get solid wireless internet.
Can deployed Soldiers use WhatsApp?
Even if your military deployment agenda does not allow for daily chats or Skype conversations, a quick WhatsApp message or SMS can be enough to reassure and to help your children get a good night’s sleep when mummy or daddy are thousands of miles away.
Are soldiers allowed to text?
Recruits in many Army basic training platoons are now allowed to use personal cell phones to call friends and families, send text messages, and update their social media status.
Can deployed soldiers send pictures?
Can deployed soldiers use Facetime?
Do soldiers need money when deployed?
Service members do not have to pay for internet connections, food or travel expenses etc. while deployed. Even if a service member misses a connecting flight, the military takes care of this. If someone you met online claims to be stranded in an airport, do not send them money.
Should soldiers and their families use social media?
The Army encourages Soldiers and their Families to use social media to stay connected and tell the Army’s story. Many Soldiers and Families are new to the Army, but they are not new to using social media. There are security risks and regulations that Soldiers and their Families, especially those new to the Army, must be aware of before posting.
How do you communicate with your soldiers?
They can be invaluable assets, but we have to let them have a role and voice first. We must also frame our messages in a way that resonates within the ranks. Soldiers talking to Soldiers is the best method for actually communicating the message, but formulating what’s to be said is a little more nuanced.
Can you imagine texting as a soldier?
I couldn’t imagine text speak as a young twenty-something, just as many Soldiers today can’t imagine party lines or rotary phones. But we ought to take the opportunity to learn from one another to determine the best means of communicating the critical message of safety as a personal and unit readiness imperative, i.e., a combat multiplier.
How does the military use the media to spread positive messages?
The military can provide published information, press releases, briefings and videos to spread a positive message. The military can also use media coverage to help provide context and expertise for images and soundbites.