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Print this graphic, take a picture with it in a creative way, and share it on Instagram and Twitter with the hash tag #YourAcademy. YourAcademy is a new social media campaing that allows fans and followers of the Academy to share their own Academy experiences. (U.S. Air Force Graphic)
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Posted 11/20/2012   Updated 11/21/2012 Email story   Print story


Commentary by Tech. Sgt. Raymond Hoy
U.S. Air Force Academy Public Affairs

11/20/2012 - U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- The Air Force Academy means different things to different people. We know what OurAcademy means to us, but what does YourAcademy mean to you?

Everybody who comes to the Academy, whether to attend class, teach cadets, or just visit this national treasure, has a story to tell about what the Academy means to them.

What's your Air Force Academy story?

The Public Affairs office has created a new social media campaign where fans and followers can share their own Academy experiences: YourAcademy. We want to see a snapshot of the Academy right now through the eyes of the people who live it.

The Academy recently started an Instagram account to share photos taken at the Academy. However, it was primarily created as a place for us to see the photos others are willing to share. Anyone who takes a photo of anything representing the Academy can share it with everyone by tagging the photo #YourAcademy. It can be anything: group photos, action shots, posters, rings, emblems or landscapes. At the end of each week, we will select a YourAcademy Pic of the Week to share on Instagram, Facebook and twitter with our nearly 100,000 followers and fans. Extra credit for those who print the attached graphic and creatively include it in their photo.

Followers on Twitter can also share their Academy stories, in 140 characters or less, by hash tagging tweets with #YourAcademy. Following the Academy at @AF_Academy would be great too. Post a twitpic or a link to a news story and tag it to make sure the YourAcademy community can share in your experience.

And for those with a little more time on their hands, we would love to see videos. Create a video sharing YourAcademy story and post it to YouTube. Make a movie or a vlog and send it to us in a private message on Facebook or Twitter. They can be funny or personal, it just needs to be something you don't mind others seeing and should conform with our social media policies. We will post the really good ones for everyone else to see. Everyone loves a good video.

This is OurAcademy, what's YourAcademy?

11/21/2012 2:22:30 PM ET
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