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“At its most basic level, what public affairs is, what public relations does, is protect and enhance the reputation of an organization" – MG (Ret.) Mari Eder. Hear more https://youtu.be/YqXHX1IyEoQ
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DINFOS shows support to end sexual assault on Denim Day!
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Where do you get your information? MG (Ret.) Mari Eder discusses how to communicate with audiences through different channels. #DINFOSinFocus https://youtu.be/YqXHX1IyEoQ
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"If you have common sense you can do this job." Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Mari Eder is back with more helpful advice and PA insight. New videos are coming soon! Subscribe to our #DINFOSinFocus channel. https://youtu.be/mfqMR_Ln9o4
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The Staff and Faculty of Defense Information School.
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It's now time for the People's Choice award competition. All videos that placed in each category are automatically entered, and are available to vote for on YouTube. The window for voting will start now, and will run through April 28. The video with the most "likes" will win the People Choice Award, so share with everyone you know. #VIAP2015
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Lance Cpl. Jacob A. Hug, from Arizona, was capturing images of the Marine Corps’ relief efforts in Nepal as a combat videographer assigned to Marine Corps Installations Pacific. Lance Copral Hug was one of the enlisted Marines who were killed in the helicopter crash in Nepal. Two pilots, two crew chiefs, a combat photographer and a combat videographer were among the eight people killed when their UH-1Y Venom helicopter crashed eight miles north of Charikot, Nepal on May 12 during a humanitarian mission. Hug enlisted in the Marine Corps on Sept. 4, 2012. Prior to deploying to Nepal, Hug filmed and photographed Marines from South Korea, Thailand, Australia, Japan, Guam and the U.S. Lance Cpl. Hug spent his 22nd birthday on May 6 in Nepal. Hug’s awards included the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and a Sea Service Deployment Ribbon. Lance Cpl. Hug and the other fallen troops will be remembered as “courageous, selfless individuals … whose memories will live on through the lives they touched during the disaster relief operations in Nepal and in their previous service to their countries.”
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Marine Cpl. Sara Medina, 23, a native Aurora, Illinois, was among six Marines and two Nepali soldiers assigned to Joint Task Force 505 killed in a UH-1Y Huey helicopter crash May 12, 2015, eight miles north of Charikot, Nepal, while providing relief efforts to earthquake victims. Medina enlisted in the Marines in 2010 as a combat photographer. While stationed at Marine Corps Installations Pacific in Okinawa, Japan, she photographed Marines in Japan, South Korea, the Philippines, Australia and the United States. The trip to Nepal was scheduled to be her last mission, having served more than five years in the military. Upon her return to Aurora in August 2015, she was to be married to her fiancé, Sgt. Devon Henderson, a Marine Corps airborne and air delivery specialist whom she met while stationed in Okinawa. Medina is described as a rock star, go-getter with an inspiring, motivating, creative spirit who boosted the moral of all those with whom she came in contact.
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We are pleased to announce that Sgt. Matthew A. Callahan, United States Marine Corps, won the 2015 Military Videographer of the Year competition. Way to go!
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1st place in the #VIAP2015 Feature Story category: "The Pain is Brutal for these Marines," by Sgt. Matthew A. Callahan, USMC. This category contains stories that depicts any aspect of the military mission where the entrant has contributed at least 50% of the footage with the remainder coming from any other, non-copyrighted source. See the video, and others at: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLX7fWuSKiPwi_jUgWFxBnVKEP2uwSLl_y Watch the judging live at: http://livestream.com/dinfos/viap
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1st place in the #VIAP2015 Editing category: "The Sound of Freedom," by Master Sgt. Michael S. Davis, USAF. The Editing category is designed to recognize the talents and achievements of the entrant in editing a clip depicting any aspect of the military mission. Post-production techniques such as narration, interviews, music, dissolves, wipes, split screens, slow motion, and computer graphic displays are encouraged in this category. See the video, and others at: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLX7fWuSKiPwi_jUgWFxBnVKEP2uwSLl_y Watch the judging live at: http://livestream.com/dinfos/viap
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What to know more about the #VIAP2015 judges today? We have the individuals right here: http://www.dinfos.dma.mil/About/AwardCompetitionPrograms/2015VIAPJudges.aspx Watch the #VIAP2015 live judging throughout the day at: http://livestream.com/dinfos/viap
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1st place in the #VIAP2015 Field Production category: "Succeed Through Struggle," by Dominique A. Pineiro, United States Navy. This category involves stories put together based on a preconceived concept or idea that depicts any aspect of the military mission where a majority of the action being shot is controlled by the videographer. See the video, and others at: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLX7fWuSKiPwi_jUgWFxBnVKEP2uwSLl_y Watch the judging live at: http://livestream.com/dinfos/viap
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1st place in the #VIAP2015 Documentary category: "Jungle Warfare Training Center," by Sgt. Matthew A. Callahan, United States Marine Corps. Fantastic work! This category involves stories composed of primarily uncontrolled activities, where the videographer controls less than 25% of the submitted footage depicting any aspect of the military mission that does not qualify for the Combat Documentation category. See the video, and others at: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLX7fWuSKiPwi_jUgWFxBnVKEP2uwSLl_y Watch the judging live at: http://livestream.com/dinfos/viap
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“There is no greater team on earth than the United States military” - BG Malcom Frost https://youtu.be/4Se49E_43bM #DINFOSinFocus
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1st place in the Combat Documentation category: "My Alter Ego," by Staff Sgt. Brandon J. Sabin, United States Air Force. Congrats! This category involves stories composed of primarily uncontrolled activities, where the videographer controls less than 25% of the submitted footage that depicts the U.S. Military in connection with a joint or Service contingency operation, or real-world, combat-oriented event. #VIAP2015 See the video, and others at: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLX7fWuSKiPwi_jUgWFxBnVKEP2uwSLl_y Watch the judging live at: http://livestream.com/dinfos/viap
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The 2015 Visual Information Award Program closes out the week with the Military Videographer competition today. The judging will start at 8:30 a.m., and will take place over today, and tomorrow. #VIAP2015 Watch the judging live at: http://livestream.com/dinfos/viap See all the winners at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/dinfos_showcase/albums/72157667141669675
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“You have to be seen as relevant” - BG Malcom Frost Hear more from BG Frost as part of this #DINFOSinFocus mini-series. https://youtu.be/3f03ptMYpTw
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The DoD Thomas Jefferson Award Winners announced! See our best journalists and broadcasters. http://ow.ly/4mTtp8 #TJ2015

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