Social Media Sites will soon be open on the Air Force Network: Five PACAF bases to open their networks March 30

The Air Force is opening the Air Force network to allow access to Internet-based social-networking sites. Initial access will be available at five Pacific Air Forces bases March 30 and 24th Air Force will begin opening sites Air Force-wide later in April.

This change in policy is a result of the Department of Defense Directive-Type Memorandum 09-026 — Responsible and Effective Use of Internet-based Capabilities, issued Feb. 25.

The PACAF bases with initial access to Internet-based capability sites include: Anderson AFB, Guam; Eielson AFB, Alaska; Elmendorf AFB, Alaska; Hickam AFB, Hawaii; and Yokota Air Base, Japan.