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SomeRandomGuy
07-01-2013, 03:56 PM
Recieved an email today subject line:
Sexual Assualt Response Prevention

Body:
hghgfgfhgfhgfhgfhg,
Sexual Assault Response Prevention.

Another service member reported a sexual assault. We will never know how many have gone unreported. We are all responsible for correcting misconduct on sight.



Thank you,
AETC Emergency Notification System


I just shake my head...The Air Force is run by retards...never go full retard. Here is a novel idea, PUNISH those who commit the crime, and those that falsly accuse...instead of sending out stuid damn emails and popups on my computer screen.

They are using the Emergency Notification System for Sexual Assualts now? When will they start using it to prevent sexual assualts? They need to send out warnings that several sexual offenders have been identified in your area. While none of these offenders have ever assualted anyone they have the necessary equipment (they are males). Please use extreme caution when consuming alcohol in the vicinity of these individuals.

imported_AFKILO7
07-01-2013, 04:08 PM
Recieved an email today subject line:
Sexual Assualt Response Prevention

Body:
hghgfgfhgfhgfhgfhg,
Sexual Assault Response Prevention.

Another service member reported a sexual assault. We will never know how many have gone unreported. We are all responsible for correcting misconduct on sight.



Thank you,
AETC Emergency Notification System


I just shake my head...The Air Force is run by retards...never go full retard. Here is a novel idea, PUNISH those who commit the crime, and those that falsly accuse...instead of sending out stuid damn emails and popups on my computer screen.

SomeRandomGuy
07-01-2013, 04:12 PM
Recieved an email today subject line:
Sexual Assualt Response Prevention

Body:
hghgfgfhgfhgfhgfhg,
Sexual Assault Response Prevention.

Another service member reported a sexual assault. We will never know how many have gone unreported. We are all responsible for correcting misconduct on sight.



Thank you,
AETC Emergency Notification System


I just shake my head...The Air Force is run by retards...never go full retard. Here is a novel idea, PUNISH those who commit the crime, and those that falsly accuse...instead of sending out stuid damn emails and popups on my computer screen.

They are using the Emergency Notification System for Sexual Assualts now? When will they start using it to prevent sexual assualts? They need to send out warnings that several sexual offenders have been identified in your area. While none of these offenders have ever assualted anyone they have the necessary equipment (they are males). Please use extreme caution when consuming alcohol in the vicinity of these individuals.

technomage1
07-01-2013, 04:15 PM
This is not an emergency nor should the system be abused in this way. Do we use it to report murders? Theft? Manslaughter? No? Then it should not be used to report rape.

Pullinteeth
07-01-2013, 04:23 PM
Nope....it is just being used to remind you of how naughty people are. It doesn't really mean that someone has reported an assault, they are just sending the notification based upon the average number reported. As you know, EVERYONE reads those stupid things so this is bound to completely stop sexual assaults...

imported_AFKILO7
07-01-2013, 04:28 PM
I'm just amazed, mind=blown, simply because of the misuse of the system. In my mind at least, my Deputy Commander (female civilian) damn near shit herself when i asked why is this being done. She just got back from some senior managementship briefing where they all sit in a circle blow smoke up each others asses.

Pullinteeth
07-01-2013, 04:29 PM
I think I got four of them so far today?

BadBender
07-01-2013, 04:38 PM
Warning, sexual assualt within 5 nautical miles....

technomage1
07-01-2013, 05:08 PM
Nope....it is just being used to remind you of how naughty people are. It doesn't really mean that someone has reported an assault, they are just sending the notification based upon the average number reported. As you know, EVERYONE reads those stupid things so this is bound to completely stop sexual assaults...

My point still stands...this is not an emergency that the system is meant to report. We don't get notifications on any of the other areas mentioned.

Stupidity within 5 nautical miles.....

imported_AFKILO7
07-01-2013, 08:44 PM
Sweet just recieved three more popups, one was even synchronized with an alarm. I thought it was for a bad storm....nope. I was thinking what if by doing this they basically aggravate the shit out of everyone which leads to people just completely disregarding what the pop says.

RFScott
07-02-2013, 01:07 AM
Sweet just recieved three more popups, one was even synchronized with an alarm. I thought it was for a bad storm....nope. I was thinking what if by doing this they basically aggravate the shit out of everyone which leads to people just completely disregarding what the pop says.

Is this shit happening AF wide? Or just at your base?

imported_AFKILO7
07-02-2013, 01:35 AM
Is this shit happening AF wide? Or just at your base?

I'm at Wack...er...Lackland I am going to assume this craziness is only occurring at my base.

Airborne
07-02-2013, 01:53 AM
I'm at Wack...er...Lackland I am going to assume this craziness is only occurring at my base.

Negative. I am at another AETC location and it popped up too.

CrustySMSgt
07-02-2013, 06:34 AM
These are AtHoc pop-ups, same as weatehr alerts?

Pullinteeth
07-02-2013, 01:00 PM
These are AtHoc pop-ups, same as weatehr alerts?

Yep....except they are blue.

CrustySMSgt
07-02-2013, 01:16 PM
Yep....except they are blue.

And they were pushed to multiple AETC bases?

Pullinteeth
07-02-2013, 01:49 PM
And they were pushed to multiple AETC bases?

I am not at Lackland.... I will do a screenshot next time I see one of the damn things...

raustin0017
07-02-2013, 01:56 PM
About 6-yrs ago: One of the guys (computer genius) was able to load a file on a system that somebody walked away from leaving CAC logged-in. The system was in an open common area directly outside the DOs office. He loaded the file and rebooted the system. When the owner of the CAC returned he had to log back in. When the profile loaded up....an announcement at the highest volume level was broadcasted three times. It was..."I'm WATCHING PORN OVER HERE, I'm WATCHING PORN OVER HERE, I'm WATCHING PORN OVER HERE ." That right there was some funny @hit and best use of the pop-up messages I've ever seen.

Pullinteeth
07-02-2013, 03:11 PM
Couldn't figure out how to upload screenshot...

Thomas
07-02-2013, 08:47 PM
Yep....except they are blue.

Not blue, Teal. The official color of sexual assault. Except that some are black-not sure if those are worse or better.

They updated the wording, it now says "Department of Defense statistics indicate another service member reported a sexual assault."
So no, these are not actual notifications of reports. And yes, they have already gone past slightly annoying and have entered irritatingly obnoxious territory.

Zxc
07-02-2013, 09:09 PM
Using the EMS for non-emergencies is a terrible idea; it's a great way to make people ignore the real sirens because they think it is spam.

Pullinteeth
07-03-2013, 12:16 PM
Not blue, Teal. The official color of sexual assault. Except that some are black-not sure if those are worse or better.

They updated the wording, it now says "Department of Defense statistics indicate another service member reported a sexual assault."
So no, these are not actual notifications of reports. And yes, they have already gone past slightly annoying and have entered irritatingly obnoxious territory.

I will have to actually read the next one...I have been just closing 'em...

Nope, mine still says;

"Another service member reported a sexual assault.
We will never know how many have gone unreported.
We are all responsible for correcting misconduct on sight."

CrustySMSgt
07-03-2013, 01:47 PM
I've pinged a couple folks to see what/who's driving this.

Pullinteeth
07-03-2013, 01:52 PM
I've pinged a couple folks to see what/who's driving this.

I actually got an email saying they were going to do it but I don't remember who it was from and barely read it...I thought they were going to send like little facts but no....they just said someone reported a sexual assault....

CrustySMSgt
07-04-2013, 05:29 AM
Word on the streets is it came from the top. Guess it is his retirement gift the the command!

BRUWIN
07-04-2013, 10:52 AM
I'm not getting any pop ups...I feel kinda left out.

CrustySMSgt
07-04-2013, 12:09 PM
I'm not getting any pop ups...I feel kinda left out.

It's an AETC thing

technomage1
07-04-2013, 02:09 PM
I'm not getting any pop ups...I feel kinda left out.

Nothing to be ashamed of, lots of people have this problem. I've heard Viagra helps.

Chief_KO
07-05-2013, 12:20 PM
Misuse of the emergency system...guess it's okay to call the CP to ask what's on the DFAC menu today...or call XP to find out what events are happening locally this weekend...

VFFTSGT
07-06-2013, 03:47 AM
Using the EMS for non-emergencies is a terrible idea; it's a great way to make people ignore the real sirens because they think it is spam.

People already ignore the siren because they have been desensitized to them by the constant tests. Most bases run weekly tests of the systems. I tried talking a base out of long ago, saying they test the system 3 times a day with the playing of Reveille, Retreat, and Taps and that they are just desensitizing people to the sirens because they hear them so much. No luck though.

I also don't put my information in the AtHoc system anymore either. Nothing more annoying than the office phone ringing 10 times telling you about the latest test or stupid wind advisory. My base even said they won't send out tests or routine weather advisories on personal cell numbers and personal email but what happened? They send the tests and routine weather advisories to personal phones and emails. Nothing worst than your phone going off at 2 AM for a wind advisory.

So I deleted my information from the AtHoc system.

CrustySMSgt
07-06-2013, 10:24 AM
People already ignore the siren because they have been desensitized to them by the constant tests. Most bases run weekly tests of the systems. I tried talking a base out of long ago, saying they test the system 3 times a day with the playing of Reveille, Retreat, and Taps and that they are just desensitizing people to the sirens because they hear them so much. No luck though.

Not all giant voice and the siren systems are tied together; some systems they are separate transmitters. Test frequency is driven by AFI.

Eastwood
07-06-2013, 02:24 PM
If they use it for this purpose it will be disregarded like every other dead horse warning. This system should be reserved for true emergencies.

VFFTSGT
07-06-2013, 02:56 PM
Not all giant voice and the siren systems are tied together; some systems they are separate transmitters. Test frequency is driven by AFI.

I've installed and maintained these systems before. All modern Mass Warning Systems/Giant Voice Systems are one in the same. If the National Anthem plays, there is a 99.9 percent probability the siren tones will play too. They are both activated by the same control panel, generated by integrated circuits on the same mother board, amplified by the same amplifiers, travel the same audio lines, and play on the same speakers. The older systems that did have multiple and separate pieces of equipment and multiple failure points were only tested monthly...

AFI's are created by people; there is nothing special about them and they are easily changed. And the test frequency became weekly based on the desires of over-zealous commanders before it was in an AFI.

CrustySMSgt
07-06-2013, 03:48 PM
I've installed and maintained these systems before. All modern Mass Warning Systems/Giant Voice Systems are one in the same. If the National Anthem plays, there is a 99.9 percent probability the siren tones will play too. They are both activated by the same control panel, generated by integrated circuits on the same mother board, amplified by the same amplifiers, travel the same audio lines, and play on the same speakers. The older systems that did have multiple and separate pieces of equipment and multiple failure points were only tested monthly...

AFI's are created by people; there is nothing special about them and they are easily changed. And the test frequency became weekly based on the desires of over-zealous commanders before it was in an AFI.

I've been the "button masher" for these systems for 16 years. As far back as I can remember weekly tests have always been the standard in our AFI. But I will agree that with the technological advances of these systems, that is definitely overkill (except maybe here in the AOR where the consequences of failure are much higher). I will bring this up the next time our AFI is up for a re-write.

VFFTSGT
07-06-2013, 08:24 PM
I've been the "button masher" for these systems for 16 years. As far back as I can remember weekly tests have always been the standard in our AFI. But I will agree that with the technological advances of these systems, that is definitely overkill (except maybe here in the AOR where the consequences of failure are much higher). I will bring this up the next time our AFI is up for a re-write.

You mean you have been an operator accusing the equipment of being broke cause you didn't know how to use it.... :silly:

BOSS302
07-06-2013, 10:30 PM
At Osan, they'd test the notification system every week at noon. The three "bloopity-beeps", the announcement that a test was occurring, three minutes of steady tone, three minutes of wavering tone, an announcement that the test was over, and then three more "bloopity-bloops" - almost ten minutes of nonsense.

This was in addition to the daily U.S. and ROK national anthems. And in addition to the system operating during exercises. Furthermore, Osan implemented the AtHoc notification system whose updates became as numerous and nonsensical as the Top III and 5/6 Org emails.

Stupid.

VFFTSGT
07-06-2013, 11:13 PM
At Osan, they'd test the notification system every week at noon. The three "bloopity-beeps", the announcement that a test was occurring, three minutes of steady tone, three minutes of wavering tone, an announcement that the test was over, and then three more "bloopity-bloops" - almost ten minutes of nonsense.

This was in addition to the daily U.S. and ROK national anthems. And in addition to the system operating during exercises. Furthermore, Osan implemented the AtHoc notification system whose updates became as numerous and nonsensical as the Top III and 5/6 Org emails.

Stupid.

The "bloopity-bloops" are called DTMF tones.

But yes, stupid.

You can delete your info from the AtHoc...it's the purple bubble in the lower right hand of your computer. You cannot stop the pop-ups, but you can stop the phone calls, email, texts, etc.

And Outlook rules work great for permanently deleting all emails that contain your select choice of key words... 56, 5/6, Top III, Top 3, Volunteer, Chapel, Prayer, Booster, Lighting, Wind, etc...

KellyinAvon
07-07-2013, 12:28 AM
At Osan, they'd test the notification system every week at noon. The three "bloopity-beeps", the announcement that a test was occurring, three minutes of steady tone, three minutes of wavering tone, an announcement that the test was over, and then three more "bloopity-bloops" - almost ten minutes of nonsense.

This was in addition to the daily U.S. and ROK national anthems. And in addition to the system operating during exercises. Furthermore, Osan implemented the AtHoc notification system whose updates became as numerous and nonsensical as the Top III and 5/6 Org emails.

Stupid.

Where exactly is the "Bloopity-Beep" button? Is it next to the "Bloopity-Bloop" button? Is there a "Bleepity-Bloop" or "Bleepity-Beep" button?:pound

RobotChicken
07-07-2013, 12:42 AM
"Next to the ejection seat button which is next to the 'Scotty beam me up and out' switch!"