Memorandum for Media Policies
These Rules of Engagement (ROE) were set forth by the United States Air Force Academy and adopted by WebGuy at the Association of Graduates to ensure military training comes first and is respected by all in the training areas. Therefore, this summer our WebTeam will abide by the following:
The primary goal is to maintain a professional training environment in which civilian media presence does not impact the goals and outcomes of BCT.
Photographers are not a part of training, and will not impact it in any way. Basic cadets should not know that they are being photographed or videotaped.
Photographers will not encourage smiling, waving, flashing signals, or otherwise breaking bearing. If cadets smile or pose for photos, it is by their own accord and not due to encouragement by WebGuy photographers.
Ideally, basic cadets and cadet cadre will be unaware of the presence of photographers and other media entities.
Photographers will not move anywhere beyond the main aisles of Mitchell Hall during a meal except during an awards dinner.
Photographers will not enter a basic cadet’s room or tent while basic cadets are present.