What is OPSEC?

Would you tell a stranger on the street that you were home alone?  Would you walk up to a member of a terrorist organization and tell them where your deployed service member is or their exact movements?  Of course you wouldn’t because that would violate your personal sense of security or the safety of your spouse and their unit.

Operational Security, or OPSEC, is a very serious and important thing to remember when it comes to your spouse and their military movements.  Unfortunately in our society where everything is on social media putting something as simple as, “My husband comes home from 8 LONG months away from home this afternoon, I AM SO EXCITED” can fall into the wrong hands very easily.

One person ‘LIKING’ your status can share it with others and so on until it’s all over the internet.  The following are things you should not share on social media:

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