MIL Opsec rules for taking photos while on the economy

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  1. Cyan Connect

    Cyan Connect Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra. OT Supporter

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    Just curious. I am going over my old photos. I had two personnel (both E5's) look over them to make sure they were okay, and they said they were. But I am just double checking here. I know the opsec rules for taking photos on base, but what are the rules for taking photos off base -- particularly in Kuwait and Qatar?
     
  2. Short Bus

    Short Bus Beep beep!

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    Off base? I would think that if you were taking photos during a non military function they'd be fine.
     
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    off base is fine as long as theres no dead bodies or displaying clasified material i would assume
     
  4. FarBeyondDriven

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    If it's in Qatar, just make sure no Qatari flags on the buildings are present IIRC.
     
  5. Jbrown

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    correct. No Qatari[sp?] government buildings.
     
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    FarBeyondDriven OT Supporter

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    Also, be very sure anything in those pictures is NOT of a classified (of any type) operation, situation, aircraft, or personnel.
     
  7. Cyan Connect

    Cyan Connect Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra. OT Supporter

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    I have a picture of me standing next to an old Kuwaiti boat with the old Kuwaiti flag on it (the red one with Kuwait in Arabic). It is one of those old boats by a dock near a museum or something. Also, I have a picture of me standing next to an old boat in Qatar. If you zoom in far back, you can see a building with two flags on it and some wording in Arabic. But it gets too blury for you to make out which flags they are and the wording gets blurry too. And finally, I have a video of me flying in a C-17. But the pilots (Major and Captain) told us that we were allowed to take pictures and videos on the flight.
     
  8. ElCidKid

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    was it a Charleston C-17 :x:
     
  9. tunes

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    don't take pics of the prince's palace in Doha. that was a :nono:
    other than that, i took pictures everywhere
     
  10. Cyan Connect

    Cyan Connect Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra. OT Supporter

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    I don't know. It was a huge C-17. I sat on the left side of the plane. I was strapped in.
     
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    Cyan Connect Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra. OT Supporter

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    What if I took a picture of an old 17th-century style Kuwait boat that had the old red Kuwait flag with Kuwait written in Arabic?
     

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