Operations Security (OPSEC) isn't just for Sailors - it's essential that family and friends also observe these rules to keep our Sailors safe.
Ship homecomings have been postponed and even a Navy ship's Facebook page taken down during deployment (ending communication for everyone) due to violations by loved ones. Don't be that person.
✓ DO assume the enemy is always trying to collect information.
✓ Donʼt discuss future destinations or ports of call.
✓ Donʼt discuss future operations, exercises or missions.
✓ Donʼt discuss dates and times of when we will be in port or conducting exercises.
✓ Donʼt discuss security procedures, movements, or arms.
✓ Donʼt discuss readiness issues and numbers.
✓ Donʼt discuss specific training equipment.
✓ Donʼt speculate about future operations.
✓ Donʼt spread rumors about past, current or future operations or movements.
✓ Donʼt discuss deployment or homecoming dates (including Tiger or Family Day Cruises)
✓ Keep in mind there is NO guarantee of security for information transmittal, even if a forum described as “military” has its membership restricted to militarypersonnel and their families.
✓ Always think OPSEC when using social media, texts, phone and email. When in doubt, don't post.
From Navy Social Media: "How to manage what you share on Facebook NOW."
Navy OPSEC's Facebook page: Naval OPSEC
From OPSEC - a Facebook security check-up for your privacy settings. http://www.slideshare.net/NavalOPSEC/fb-privacy-settings-jan-2015