The Air Force Struggles To Deal With Blogs

According to this chart, sanctioned by the USAF Public Affairs Agency, any blog which features negative content about the Air Force, can only be categorized as a troll, a rager, a misguided poster, or an unhappy customer. Way to go.  Apparently, nothing is wrong with the Air Force and it can’t stand up to criticism.


20 Responses to “The Air Force Struggles To Deal With Blogs”

  1. Dellis says:

    Sounds like the Trump campaign. Anything expressed in a negative manner must come from clowns.

    • Mick says:

      “Those blogs are all low class, a real dump. Can you believe this John Q. Public guy, with his “grunts in the air” video or whatever? I have better ratings than that clown. Ground attack pilots love me.”

  2. Sgt A says:

    “Apparently, nothing is wrong with the Air Force and it can’t stand up to criticism.”

    A well summarized, insightful portal into the AFR PAO’s worldview.

  3. Brent says:

    As funny as this is, the story and circumstances that causes it must be even better.

  4. Major Drew says:

    In fairness to the AFPAA, follow the flow chart to the end. What it actually says to do is tailor your response (“Monitor only”, “Fix the Facts”, “Restoration”, “Final Evaluation”) based on the content of the blog.

    • Major Drew says:

      Though one would think that the first question in the decision tree would be “Is it true?” rather than “Is it positive?”

  5. Brett says:

    One would have thought that the Air Force was big enough not to even get wrapped up in online pissing contests.

    That chart says to me, “If you can’t bedazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit” and an eventual happy storybook ending to all your online woes is guaranteed.

  6. Matt says:

    Why does our armed services even know how to spell blog? If it doesn’t have to do with killing the enemy they don’t need to know it. Simple as that. This is just a small sampling of the bureaucratic nightmare our .gov/.mil has become. How many man hours and tax dollars did this take to come up with? I bet the answer would scare the panties right of most folks. There is so much slack dead weight in our .gov/.mil now a days that the whole mess is crumbling from within. Take for example all the man hours and tax dollars that are going to be spent making sure there are transgender bathrooms available? Imagine just for one second if .gov/.mil actually trimmed the fat and put all that money and time back into weapons and training. It would be scary how good our country would become. As it stands now we have a small percentage of folks that are propping this country up. Sooner or later they are not going to be able to do it any more.

    • NP says:

      Its a way to share information in the 21st century. It can also be lumped into the general outreach for recruitment/advertising/marketing. People don’t communicate the way they did in the pre-internet days. The Air Force is simply adapting to the changing world.

    • Chuck says:

      The best comment I’ve ever seen on SSD. Well done.

  7. Vince says:

    This should have been a top secret document, only to be stored on Hilary Clinton’s personal server. I bet she models her campaign after it. After all, it is current administrations policy too.

  8. Alex says:

    I bet this flow chart was applied to your A-10 blog posts lol

  9. Barf from Spaceballs says:

    The struggle IS real!!

  10. Maskirovka says:

    Where is “identify author and notify his chain of command?”

  11. majrod says:

    Keep in mind this is the same service where a Deputy Commanding General told airmen if they didn’t support the Air Force’s position on the A10 they were being treasonous.

    At first the USAF said he didn’t say it, then he didn’t mean it. Eventually he was relieved but it’s illustrative…

    The USAF aren’t the only service to do underhanded stuff.

    God help us and especially those in uniform today.

  12. balais says:

    John Q has struck a nerve within the AF, just like Army wtf moments has struck a nerve with many on the army side.

    No institution is above criticism, especially institutions that have decayed due to their own bureaucracy and incompetence. Like the AF.

    Maybe instead of mouthing LMT brochure talking points, making callages, finding busy work for airmen, and plotting new and stupid ways to implement more bureaucracy in the daily schedule, the AF can instead focus on preparing for war.

  13. Mike Nomad says:

    I love the “Unhappy Customer” bit: “…negative experience from one of our stakeholders.” Doubtless there is some sort of AF monitoring of this blog. So…

    As a taxpaying citizen of these united states, I am a stakeholder: Stop pissing away my tax dollars on the F-35, and stop trying to take my tax dollars away from, and trying to dispose of, your CAS obligations.