Disclaimer (as per AFI33-19)
The appearance of external hyperlinks does not constitute an endorsement by the U.S. Air Force, or the information, products, or services contained therein. For other than authorized activities such as military exchanges and Morale, Welfare, and Recreation sites, the U.S. Air Force does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations. All provided links are consistent with the mission of this website.
Please let us know about existing external links that you believe are inappropriate by emailing email@example.com.
Disclaimer Exit Notification
The information provided using this website is only intended to be general information to authorized patrons.
Your interaction with this website is not anonymous. By using this website, you are consenting to the monitoring of your activity. Raw data logs will only be used to identify individual users and their usage habits for authorized law enforcement investigations, national security purposes, or investigation of Air Force Portal performance issues.
We collect no information about you, other than information automatically collected and stored when you visit our website unless you choose to provide that information to us.
We do not collect personally identifiable information (PII) about you unless you choose to provide that information to us.
- Any personal information you chose to provide is protected by security practices.
- Non-personal information related to your visit to our website may be automatically collected and temporarily stored.
- We do not disclose, give, sell, or transfer any personal information about our visitors unless required for law enforcement or by Federal law.
Privacy Act Information
- Limit the collection of personal information about U.S. citizens and legal residents to information that is necessary to carry out an agency function and to collect Social Security numbers only when legally authorized;
- Solicitation of the Social Security Number (SSN) is authorized under the provisions of Executive Order 9397, 13478 and the Privacy Act of 1974 section 3(e)(3). Your SSN is a unique identifier and disclosure is necessary in some circumstances to confirm your eligibility for an Air Force Portal account.
For more detailed information on AF-NAFI Activities privacy, see these topics below:
- Personal Information Voluntarily Given
- Interaction with Children Online
- Visiting an Official AFSVC Page On Third-Party Websites
- Information Automatically Collected and Stored
Personal Information Voluntarily Submitted
If you choose to provide this site with personal information, including entering information into your user profile, please be advised that other Air Force Portal users may be able to view this information depending on the privacy settings in your profile. You may choose to block your entire profile from view or allow other portal users to view your profile. The default setting is to allow other users to see your profile. If your profile is not blocked, other users will be able to view your name, portal ID, email address, DSN phone number, commercial phone number, branch of service, grade, and rank. You can choose to expose elements of your profile to all Portal users, to your network, or to no one. Profile elements for which you control exposure include your nickname, birthday, base, organization, AF Specialty Code, education, training and certifications, goals and training planner, network connections, groups, and workspaces.
Interaction with Children Online
AFSVC will take all reasonable steps necessary to protect the privacy and safety of any child from whom information is collected, as required by the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). A child’s parent or guardian is required to provide consent before AFSVC collects, uses, or shares personal information from a child under age 13.
Visiting an Official Air Force Services Center Page on Third-Party Websites
We maintain accounts on third-party websites, such as social media sites, as tools to better interact with our authorized patrons. The security and privacy policies of third-party websites apply to your activity on those sites. Users of third-party websites often share information with the general public, user community, and/or the third-party operating the website. You should review the privacy policies of all websites before using them and ensure that you understand how your information may be used. You should also adjust privacy settings on your account on any third-party website to match your preferences.
Common third-party website in use include:
Information Automatically Collected and Stored
We will only share the information you give us with another AF Activities if your inquiry relates to that agency, or as otherwise required by law. We collect information for advertisement and marketing purposes. While you must provide an e-mail address for a response other than those generated automatically in response to questions, comments, or feedback that you may submit, we recommend that you NOT include any other personal information, especially Social Security numbers. The Social Security Administration offers additional guidance on sharing your Social Security number.
For site management, information is collected for analytical and statistical purposes. Government computer system uses software programs to create summary statistics which are used for such purposes as assessing what information is of most and least interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas.
The site uses session cookies, i.e., tokens that remain active only until you close your browser, for site management. Information is collected for analytical and statistical purposes, and no personal information is collected using this technology. Government computer system uses software programs to create summary statistics, which are used for such purposes as assessing what information is of most and least interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas. You can choose not to accept these cookies and still use the site. The help information in your browser software should provide you with instruction on how to disable session cookies.
For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, government computer systems employ software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.
Changes to This Policy
Air Force Outdoor Recreation (ODR) is committed to making its website accessible to the widest possible patrons and accommodating people with disabilities. To meet this commitment, we comply with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. Section 508 requires that people with disabilities have access to information comparable to the access available to others.
Section 508/ Accessibility
In 1998, Congress amended the Rehabilitation Act requiring federal agencies to make electronic and information technology accessible to people with disabilities. Inaccessible technology interferes with an individual′s ability to obtain and use information quickly and easily. Section 508 was enacted to eliminate barriers in information technology, make available new opportunities for people with disabilities, and to encourage the development of technologies that will help achieve these goals. The law applies to all Federal agencies when they develop, procure, maintain, or use electronic and information technology.
We at the Air Force Services Center Office (AFSVC) of Strategic Marketing recognize and respect intellectual property rights and are committed to fulfilling our moral and legal obligations with respect to our use of copyright-protected works. Copyright of all content comprising or contained within this website remains with the AFSVC and other copyright owners as specified.
As a matter of moral integrity and adherence to copyright law, AFSVC sets forth these policies for all employees and authorized patrons: Users of this website are prohibited to reproduce any copyrighted work in print, video, or digital form in violation of the law. Works are considered protected even if they are not registered with the U.S. Copyright Office or any registering agency outside the U.S. and even if they do not carry the copyright symbol (©). Copyrighted works include but are not limited to printed articles from publications, electronic articles in online publications, online videos, movies, TV and radio programs, recorded music performances, images, training materials, manuals, documentation, software programs, databases, websites, and blogs. In general, the laws that apply to printed materials also apply to visual and digital formats such as websites, streaming media, music downloads, mobile apps, CDs, and DVDs.
Employees can copy and internally distribute copyright-protected works as often as needed.
Questions concerning copyright procedures, including fair use, should be addressed to the AFSVC Office of Strategic Marketing.
The AFSVC Office of Strategic Marketing expects its authorized patrons and employees to be responsible consumers of copyrighted materials. We also encourage authorized patrons and employees to educate their peers on copyright compliance. If any authorized patron or employee witnesses a potential copyright infringement, please bring the matter to the attention of the individual as well as to the AFSVC Office of Strategic Marketing.
The U.S. Air Force Symbol is a registered trademark. Permission to use them for commercial use, in marketing materials, in advertisement (free or paid), or by any non-federal organization/activity, including non-profit organizations, is required. The use of these trademarks for commercial purposes, including reproduction on merchandise, is prohibited unless the producer completed a license agreement with the Air Force.
DoD and Air Force policy and regulations prohibit the use of office Air Force markings, insignia, and symbols in ways that imply endorsement of a commercial or non-federal entity or activity. (see CFR Part 2635.702 and the DoD Joint Ethics Regulation, DoD 5500.7-R). This applies to all Air Force markings and symbols, including the Air Force Symbol.
Ensure each advertisement includes the approved disclaimer, “Paid Advertisement. No Federal endorsement of advertiser(s) intended.” If the advertiser is another Federal entity (i.e., Army and Air Force Exchange Service), the approved disclaimer is, “Paid Advertisement.” If multiple advertisements are grouped on one page of the print media, one prominent disclaimer is sufficient. Ensure disclaimers are one half the ad text size. Ensure ads on Force Support Squadron websites with an external link to an advertiser’s site includes the approved exit notice referenced in paragraph 126.96.36.199. of this AFI. (T-1) AFI34-108 21 AUGUST 2018 19 3.4.3. Pop-up ads are not permitted on web sites. (T-1) 3.4.4. Document terms of the agreement using the Advertising Purchase agreement at
Sponsorship Which Includes Advertising
A sponsor may be given advertising in nonappropriated fund funded Force Support Squadron media as a benefit equal to the benefits being provided. Those interested in long term advertising may purchase advertising following the process prescribed in Chapter 3 of this AFI. When providing ad space as a benefit of sponsorship, it must include a “No Federal Endorsement of Advertiser” disclaimer associated with the ad space.” (T-1)
Cautions/Disclaimers [Currently being routed through legal]
- All forms of outdoor recreation have a higher level of risk than most ordinary activities and therefore can potentially be hazardous and/or dangerous. There are many risks, both natural and manmade that could lead to injury or even death.
- All participants must assume responsibility for their own actions and safety, exercise sound judgement, be prepared for all conditions.
- Those who use information on this webpage and venture out on their own accord or engage in activities alone are solely responsible for using sound judgement in interpreting and using this information to safely enjoy their own outdoor pursuits.
- AF Outdoor Recreation strongly recommends that you consult with your physician before participating or engaging in AF Outdoor Recreation programming. Participants should be of sound physical condition before engaging in any activity offered by Outdoor Recreation. Outdoor professionals are not licensed medical care providers and do not have the authority to diagnose, examine, or determine the effect of any specific activity with participants with medical conditions
- As with physical activity, if at any point during participation if you begin to feel faint, dizzy, or have physical discomfort, you should stop immediately and consult a medical professional.
- You should understand that participating in any activity, there is possibility of physical injury. If you choose to engage in any of Outdoor Recreation activities, you agree that you do so at your own risk, are voluntarily participating in these activities, assume all risk of injury to yourself and agree to release and discharge Air Force Outdoor Recreation from any and all claims or causes of action, known or unknown arising out of Air Force Outdoor Recreation.
Air Force Outdoor Recreation, its sponsors, its advertisers, and/or anyone contributing information to this site shall not be held liable for any accidents, injuries, or loss of life.