Use of Terms A-Z

Military Community and Family Policy writing guidance aligns with The Associated Press Stylebook with a few exceptions. Definitions of military-specific terms appear below, along with editorial guidance for certain commonly used words for MC&FP and our programs. See additional writing guidance in the Writing Best Practices section. Find program-specific guidance in the Program Content Guides section.


X; Twitter – On first reference, refer to the platform as X, formerly known as Twitter. Use X after that. The term tweet remains acceptable as a noun and a verb. However, continue to use the blue bird logo instead of using the X logo.