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U.S. Army photo by Maj. Jennifer J. Bocanegra
Service and community
Army Capt. Jarrod Morris, an instructor with the Defense Information School Public Affairs Leadership Department, speaks with Army ROTC cadets from Bowie State and Morgan State universities April 17, 2018, at Bowie State University in Bowie, Maryland about the public affairs career field. Bowie State University hosted the annual Career Day to allow junior Army ROTC cadets an opportunity to speak with service members about the various career opportunities available once they are commissioned.
U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Mitchell Banks
Students, staff and faculty members gather for a photo March 30, 2018, at the Defense Information School on Fort George G. Meade, Md., following a student-led seminar on women's history. The seminar was conducted as part of National Women's History Month, which this year honored women who fight all forms of discrimination.
U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Maeson L. Elleman
Focusing on the future
Dana W. White, the assistant to the secretary of defense for public affairs, answers an audience member’s question during an all call with Defense Information School military and civilian government service instructors at DINFOS on Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, March 23, 2018. As she spoke with the audience, White expressed her vision to transform the objectives and capabilities of the career field in the near future.
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U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nancy E. Falcon
Exceeding the standards
TSgt Ashley Hyatt, Tracy DeMarco and MAJ Jennifer Bocanegra pose with their master instructor certificates after a presentation ceremony February 20, 2018.
DoD photo by Andrew M. Smith
Applying lessons to the field and fleet
Army Lt. Col. Dave Butler, from Special Operations Command, shares his experiences as a public affairs officer with students during a Public Affairs Qualification Course emerging issues panel Feb. 9, 2018, at the Defense Information School, Fort Meade, Md. Butler connected lessons he learned while supporting operational public affairs at the national level to material taught during PAQC.
U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Logan Carlson
The importance of relationships
Annie Allen and Jeff Newton, senior producers on the National Geographic Studios documentary "Chain of Command," and Capt. Gregory Hicks, the acting Navy chief of information and a military liaison on the documentary team, watch a trailer during a discussion panel hosted at the Defense Information School on Fort George G. Meade, Md., Jan. 30, 2018.
Friday is here ... Friday is here ... 🤣🤣🤣🤣! The weekend is right around the ...
Friday is here ... Friday is here ... 🤣🤣🤣🤣! The weekend is right around the corner, and we have another FANTASTIC week behind us. We had classes graduate (congrats to the new DINFOS alum), families visiting, and students and instructors making awesome happen everyday. It's hard to top a week like that ^_^. In an effort to make sure you have a laugh (and, of course, a message ^_^), here's a short look at their take on the hygiene from some of our Broadcast Specialist Course students #DINFOSandProud to send you into the weekend. <a href="https://youtu.be/or1DFrkhrhc" target="_blank">https://youtu.be/or1DFrkhrhc</a>
#DINFOSRocks Thursdays are the days for "throwing it back" and highlighting ... ...
Thursdays are the days for "throwing it back" and highlighting ... well ... life. This week&
TBT is a shout out to 1994 and our history at Ft. Benjamin Harrison. Here&
our very own Wes Ellenburg back when he was TSgt Wes Ellenburg. If you look closely, you&
see a couple of other faces our DINFOS alums might recognize &
always awesome to see and respect where we came from
Have a great Thursday everybody!
#DINFOSandProud It’s a beautiful Wednesday morning on Fort George G. Meade. The ...
It’s a beautiful Wednesday morning on Fort George G. Meade. The sun’s out. We’re getting up to the 60’s today for temps ... Overall, this “hump day” is looking to be another awesome one. Our instructors work hard to make sure our students are getting the knowledge they need to be successful, but they don&
stop their day, or their work, at class dismissal or at the doors or even with our students. Our own Army Capt. Jarrod Morris took a trip to Bowie State University April 17, 2018, to talk with ROTC students about being in public affairs. What can we say?
It's Friday! It's Friday! Yes, we have survived, succeeded and been awesome for ...
Friday! Yes, we have survived, succeeded and been awesome for another week! High fives, fist bumps and pats on the back all around my fellow DINFOSians . The caffeine has kicked in, and, for most of us, we&
headed into a couple days off to reset, have fun and relax. *digs through videos* ... Let&
start the weekend with a little fun from our students. Our Broadcast Communication Specialist students turned out some great spots, so I&
just drop this ... here ... <a href="https://youtu.be/yd1I7daPNOk" target="_blank"><a href="https://youtu.be/yd1I7daPNOk</a> ... Enjoy&
!" target="_blank">https://youtu.be/yd1I7daPNOk</a> ... Enjoy&
They say that in the Navy the chicken's mighty fine. One stood up on the table a...
They say that in the Navy the chicken&
mighty fine. One stood up on the table and started a double time ... Ah, cadences, we get to hear them as the students march up to the school building ... and, of course, there&
a competition to see who is the loudest &
a motivating way to get our Wednesday started. Motivation - check. Coffee - check. Hump day started - check. As the way to get some fun in the day, we have a photo from the fleet ... and we&
removed the caption &
... bwahahaha ... *cough* ... anyway, rules are simple: 1) write a caption. 2) Proof read caption for appropriateness, i.e. keep it clean and don&
be rude. 3) Have fun. 4) "Like" the caption you think is best. Winner is the one with most "likes." In the case of a tie, we, the DINFOS staff, shall make an arbitrary decision based on ... &
pie and potatoes. Winner gets bragging rights and their caption will be pinned to the top of the post. Good luck!
Ever had one of those days where you think it's later in the week than it is? Af...
Ever had one of those days where you think it&
later in the week than it is? After spending 20 minutes digging through photos for our "hump" day post, I realized ... it&
. But that&
awesome, too, because that means we get to see what the students are up to ... in this case, one of the students from our Broadcast Communication Specialist course decided to showcase the importance of locks ... <a href="https://youtu.be/DLQIJ1we_jA" target="_blank">https://youtu.be/DLQIJ1we_jA</a>
Good day DINFOSians! May your coffee be strong and your Monday short 🤗🤗🤗. Per...
Good day DINFOSians! May your coffee be strong and your Monday short 🤗🤗🤗. Per the norm, we have a lot going on around DINFOS. There are our class room exercises 😊, visitors 😃, meetings 😴, and a lot more, but it got us thinking about some nostalgic moments. Moments like our favorite interviews or best poster designs. We also talked about why they were our favorites. Within our stories, there's always a lesson and learning that can happen. That brings us to the question for the week. We're interested in some of your favorites: What is your favorite event, project or product from your time in the job field and why? You're welcome to share links or photos if you have them.
It's FRIDAY!!! The weekend is almost upon us 🤩! As you get ready to head out fo...
FRIDAY!!! The weekend is almost upon us &
! As you get ready to head out for your weekend, remember those smart choices that make sure we can "see" your awesomeness for many, many more weekends to come. Hey, we have a possibility of snow this weekend ... in April? ... crazy weather. Well, since we started the week with best "pro-tip" from our experienced DINFOSians, it&
only fair that we let the students close out the week (hey, they&
been busy, too!) Check out this time lapse video ... on time lapse ... with time lapsed ... it&
cool. Check it out: <a href="https://youtu.be/rtpn4qhPOE4" target="_blank">https://youtu.be/rtpn4qhPOE4</a>
Good afternoon fellow DINFOSians, alum, families, and lurkers (yes, that's an Ox...
Good afternoon fellow DINFOSians, alum, families, and lurkers (yes, that&
an Oxford comma &
Thursday. One day closer to a much needed weekend. It&
time to open our vaults and see what we have for TBT ... What is your favorite military uniform?
It's "Hump" day! It's that time of the week where a laugh seems to go a long way...
"Hump" day! It&
that time of the week where a laugh seems to go a long way.... So, here&
an awesomely fun video from AFN Aviano&
vault. It gives a hilarious look at the Air Force Instruction 36-2903 ... Beards ... and body hair? Crazy <a href="https://www.facebook.com/AFNAviano/videos/980297118677430/" target="_blank">https://www.facebook.com/AFNAviano/videos/980297118677430/</a>
Wow, it's Tuesday already and our classes are in "full swing" (yes, we're going ...
Tuesday already and our classes are in "full swing" (yes, we&
going with a cliche because it&
early and the coffee hasn&
yet hit the brain pan). Actually, in our case, they&
"neck deep" in graphite when it comes to our Basic Multimedia Illustrator course. Check out what they&
doing in the classroom ... <a href="https://spark.adobe.com/video/IshrGTUFHajXL" target="_blank">https://spark.adobe.com/video/IshrGTUFHajXL</a>
Happy Monday! Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. It has been a Monday, but a...
Happy Monday! Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. It has been a Monday, but a good one. There are students in class and in the halls, awesome instructors passing along the lessons of the day. Our instructors do more than just teach a lesson plan, though. They also pass on words of wisdom and some pro-tips. On that note, what was the best "pro" tip you received when you were working public affairs or visual information?
Today is Vietnam War Veterans Day. Check out how Nebraska National Guard is show...
Today is Vietnam War Veterans Day. Check out how Nebraska National Guard is showing their support of our brothers and sisters at arms.
One of our Basic Multimedia Illustrator classes took a trip to the Walters Art M...
One of our Basic Multimedia Illustrator classes took a trip to the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore. Check it out <a href="https://spark.adobe.com/video/j6M2sSchclwDQ" target="_blank">https://spark.adobe.com/video/j6M2sSchclwDQ</a>
We've updated our on-line OPSEC training for PAOs. Take a few minutes to refres...
We've updated our on-line OPSEC training for PAOs. Take a few minutes to refresh what you know. <a href="https://dinfos.blackboard.com/bbcswebdav/library/OPSEC2018/OPSEC_2015/index.html" target="_blank">https://dinfos.blackboard.com/bbcswebdav/library/OPSEC2018/OPSEC_2015/index.html</a>
Dana W. White, the assistant to the secretary of defense for public affairs, vis...
Dana W. White, the assistant to the secretary of defense for public affairs, visited DINFOS March 23, 2018. She shared her thanks for the public affairs mission and her vision of the career field&
MARCH 22, 2018: DINFOS is operating under a two-hour delay. 09:30 work call. Cl...
MARCH 22, 2018: DINFOS is operating under a two-hour delay. 09:30 work call. Classes start at 10:00. Be safe coming in today!.
MARCH 21, 2018: POST IS CLOSED.....DINFOS IS CLOSED!!! Be safe if you must tr...
MARCH 21, 2018: POST IS CLOSED.....DINFOS IS CLOSED!!! Be safe if you must travel today. We will continue to post any updates for Ft. Meade Garrison operations as the garrison provides updates.
DINFOS is operating under a two-hour delay for Feb. 7, 2018. Staff and faculty r...
DINFOS is operating under a two-hour delay for Feb. 7, 2018. Staff and faculty report at 9:30 a.m. and classes will start at 10:00 a.m. Be safe everyone!