said 1 year, 3 months ago:
I was in Air Force public affairs before websites ruled the day, so would be interested to know what their current crisis policies are. Going dark is never a complete option there, no matter what happens.
Melissa, military PAO offices can be extremely forthcoming and helpful when not in crisis mode. Do call the one nearest to you to find out what their protocol is in such matters. I find businesses through the years have followed their PAO strategies, but with about a 10 year lag time. Talk to both the Senior PAO officer and senior enlisted serviceman, as officers can’t say a whole lot as they’re considered spokespersons for the commander-in-chief Obama, but the enlisted personnel usually have lots to say.
Don’t think because it’s military it is isn’t relevant. My experience is they’re 10 years more bold, organized, and innovative than their profit-driven private counterparts, so it’s very worth you’re time in asking.