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2015 VIAP: Video submission by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt Ally Beiswanger. Don’t forget to submit https://viap.dinfos.dma.mil/. Marines train with the Marine Corps Embassy Security Guard in Qantico, Virginia, March 5, 2014, to protect 175 embassies and consulates around the globe. Marine Security Guards provide protection to mission personnel and prevent compromise of national security information and equipment at designated diplomatic and consular facilities.
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Extra, extra, read all about it. Andrea J. Batts-Latson is the DINFOS 2015 Civilian of the Year. http://ow.ly/XWrGW Story by Alex Siemiatkowski. #DINFOSandProud
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Who are my Super Bowl fans? Who is the #1 Panthers fan in DINFOS? Here is a great story by Pfc. Jacob T. Colvin. http://ow.ly/XXWhc #SuperBowl50 #DINFOSRocks
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2015 VIAP: Get your submissions in by Feb. 15. Check out this great portrait by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. John R. Nimmo. U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Nadia Rowell, health services management journeyman, 43rd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, Pope Army Airfield, N.C., stands for a portrait outside the aeromedical evacuation crew tent at Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Polk, La., March 15, 2014. Service members at JRTC 14-05 are educated in combat patient care and aeromedical evacuation in a simulated combat environment.
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In many organizations there are quiet professionals, Renee Castleberry is one of those awesome folks getting it done. She celebrates 30 years of service!
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Read the story behind our instructor of the year, Brooksann Epiceno! By Spc. Amy Carle, student. http://ow.ly/XWnyj “Teaching has been so rewarding,” she said. “There are amazing instructors all over this place who are killing it all the time.”
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2015 VIAP: Art submission by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory Mendenhall from 2014. Submit your best at https://viap.dinfos.dma.mil/ The Plum Beach Light, which was constructed in 1899 in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island, was maintained by the U.S. Coast Guard until deactivated in 1941. The light still stands today and is registered by the Coast Guard as a private aid to navigation. The painting's purpose is to represent the beauty and history of New England lighthouses and further the artist's skill with the watercolor medium.
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2015 VIAP: Great image by Sgt. Harold Flynn. Share your best shots by Feb. 15 https://viap.dinfos.dma.mil/ Caption: Soldiers assigned to Palehorse Troop, 4th Squadron, 2nd Calvary Regiment move over rough terrain during Operation Alamo Scout 13, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, Feb. 10, 2014. The operation was a joint effort between Palehorse troops and the Afghan National Army's 205th Corps Mobile Strike Force to conduct reconnaissance patrols in villages around Kandahar Airfield.
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#DINFOS students hit the streets of Bel Air, Md., to sharpen their skills to learn how to produce video documentaries, training videos and TV commercials. http://ow.ly/XRBNG #DINFOSWarriors
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Here is a photo from around Fort Meade from Basic Photojournalism Course 020-16 student Airman Jackson Haddon. Maria Blanco, a regional sales manager with Military Resale Solutions, takes a selfie with Barbara A. Mikulski, the senior Maryland senator, Feb. 1, 2016, at the commissary on Fort Meade, Md. Mikulski posed for multiple photos while taking a tour of the commissary. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Jackson Haddon/Released)
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Broadcast Communication Specialist Course Class 130-15 students graduated from DINFOS. http://ow.ly/XQhfx
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2015 VIAP: “Letters” by Sgt Tammy K. Hineline. Submissions for this year due Feb. 15, 2016. https://viap.dinfos.dma.mil/ Letters, 2014 VIAP submission, features U.S. Marine Corps. Cpl. Kyle Carpenter, Medal of Honor recipient, and Robin Carpenter, his mother, as they read old letters to each other in Columbia, S.C. Robin had kept all of Kyle's letters from bootcamp and Afghanistan before his injury, along with phone calls and video of the day he was notified he would be receiving the Medal of Honor.
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2015 VIAP: Great example from last year's competition of a mixed-media illustration by U.S. Marine Corps. Cpl. Elize McKelvey. The illustration was created using pens, colored pencils and acrylic paints based off of a Marine patrolling in Afghanistan. For your submissions visit https://viap.dinfos.dma.mil/ for more details.
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Training is an art and #DINFOS instructors do it the best! Basic Multimedia Reproduction Course 050-16 students and instructors complete a field training exercise to the Baltimore Museum of Art. #DINFOSRocks #DINFOSandProud
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2015 VIAP: It’s submission time! Great shot by Pfc. Nathaniel Newkirk from last year's competition. Submit your work by Monday, Feb. 15, 2016. Visit https://viap.dinfos.dma.mil/ for more details. Caption: U.S. Army Rangers assigned to 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, fire a 120 mm mortar during a tactical training exercise on Camp Roberts, Calif., Jan. 30, 2014. Rangers constantly train to maintain the highest level of tactical proficiency. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Nathaniel Newkirk/Released)
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Our instructors always go above and beyond to supply the ideal learning environment for our students! Basic Multimedia Illustrator Course 030-16 students get some inspiration from the Baltimore Museum of Art. #DINFOSRocks #DINFOSandProud
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DINFOS family--Great news we just promoted three of our best! Staff Sgts. Jaime Ciciora and Dillon White to technical sergeant and Tech. Sgt. Nicholas Kurtz to master sergeant. For more photos see http://ow.ly/XGOar
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"Answering the Call," a great story about Angel Marrero's decision to become a priest by Staff Sgt. Caleb Pierce. https://youtu.be/keaoHr_ZCWc
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Good evening DINFOS. While things are looking good for a normal day of training tomorrow, Friday Jan. 29, we should still be prepared for possible delays. If the garrison declares a delayed opening tomorrow, we will follow suit. Report time for staff and faculty will be consistent with the delayed opening time announced by the garrison. Classes will start 1/2 hour later. Have a great evening and stay safe on the roads!
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Check out the cool training our Visual Production and Documentation students participate in! They covered a Petroleum and Water Department unit on Fort Lee, Va., as part of their final projects. #DINFOSRocks #DINFOSandProud

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