Welcome to the USMLM discussion lists policy! Sunday, April 24th, 2001
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These are the general rules for the USMLM Internet mailing lists.
WARNING: NON-SENSITIVE, NON-PRIVACY ACT USE ONLY
The USMLM mailing lists were created for use by subscribed members
interested in preserving the history of the United States Military
Liaison Mission (USMLM). We would hope that this list will be used to
discuss events, history, and anything of interest to the membership at
large (including families) in relation to the USMLM, related Allied Missions,
BRIXMIS, FMLM, SOXMIS, SERB, etc. and interelated events concerning
the Cold War, the GDR (DDR), and GSFG/WGF.
SOME "SUGGESTIONS" FOR POSTING TO THE USMLM LISTS INCLUDE:
- An "Introduction" message, including your name and dates at USMLM
(or comparable Allied services) and possibly some notable notes about the times
or events surrounding your service.
- Referrals to news articles of relevance to the USMLM and its members
- Looking for someone
- Notices of member well being
- Looking for or announcing pictures and memorabilia
- Politico-military discussions about liaison activities
- Recommending a web site
- Status of former USMLM facilities
- anything else you would like included about yourself for other
members to know
- Updates to the USMLM web pages
- Announcing reunions and anniversaries
- Association elections
- Any other major events or issues
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relevant to the USMLM, such as memorabilia, etc. If in doubt, ask the
list members for permission first.
- No jokes of the day. (Humor is ok, but not as the prime subject of
- No virus warnings, unless it relates to something received or sent
earlier through the List.
...Please use your good judgment.
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