So you might have noticed some changes around here…namely a few name changes. My wonderful husband will now be known as The Pilot and our sweet son as The Wingman.
There are 3 reasons for this.
First….The Pilot is about to embark on some new training that is required for most military. It is a very intense program that prepares them for deployments and the worst case scenario of getting shot down or otherwise captured. For this training it is recommended to go into incognito mode on the internet so that the trainers can’t find their personal information to potentially use against them.
Second…military safety in general. Maybe I’m paranoid, but I also can’t get that voice out of my head that is screaming Op Sec over and over. Typically, that mostly refers to not posting specific dates or places, particularly as relating to deployments. But I have followed military spouse blogs for years and time and time again they have posted about security on their blogs. Many of them have opted out of using real names as well.
Third…internet safety in general. Again, I could just be paranoid. The chances of our family being followed or of someone stealing our identities through our blog is slim. But there are the horror stories of that happening.
I debated whether or not changing the names would really matter that much or make much of a difference. Perhaps sometime in the future I will go back to using their names. But for now we are utilizing these (adorable) pseudonyms. 🙂