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Air Force warns deployed airmen: 'Loose tweets destroy fleets'

Officials at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar are admonishing airmen against careless posting on Twitter and other social media sites.

"Loose tweets destroy fleets," the message warns, reminding airmen that "keeping quiet about operational information is vital to ensure military members stay safe on a daily basis."

"As social media keeps evolving and there's more and more avenues to let your friends and family know what you are up to, those same avenues can be used by ISIS sympathizers, 'lone wolves,' to track down and hurt our military members outside the safety of the base," Capt. Jonathan McDonald, AFCENT Force Protection chief wrote in the message which was posted August 14. "So not only is it important to not post vital mission related information, but it's also important to not post detailed personal information to keep yourself and your loved ones safe."

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