MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. --
Headquarters Marine Corps released the official Marine Corps social media handbook entitled “The Social Corps,” Sept. 27, 2011.
This handbook covers a vast majority of the interactions commanders, individual Marines and units might encounter or engage in, with tips on how all avenues of approach can be done safely.
Although this handbook was only recently published, the guidance within the book has been available through Marines.mil and various Marine Corps administrative messages. Since September 2009, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing and Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point have jointly operated a presence at www.facebook.com/MCASCherryPoint, www.twitter.com/mcascppa and www.youtube.com/mcascppa.
Just like the handbook mentions, any unit considering the option of starting a social media presence needs training from the Joint Public Affairs Office to ensure all rules and regulations are followed.
All Marines regardless of rank or job title should also be aware of this handbook for their own personal and family safety. The handbook can be viewed, downloaded and printed from the following address: linkzip.com/smhandbook.
There are numerous ways to view the content on the Official 2nd MAW/MCAS Cherry Point social media accounts. One is by visiting one of the links already mentioned or by using a QR code like the one on the right, where a link to the MCAS Cherry Point Air Show Facebook page can be found at www.facebook.com/TheAirShow.
As social media continues to evolve, the ways in which it is officially used will change as well. Included in that change are safety precautions for organizations and individuals. Using material like ‘The Social Corps’ handbook will help all of our Marines and family members stay safe in this digital age.