The Defense Information School (DINFOS) has a long-standing mission of producing outstanding Public Affairs and Visual Information personnel for the U.S. Department of Defense. We are a component of the Defense Media Activity.

The Visual Information Awards Program (VIAP), the Thomas Jefferson (TJ) and the Visual Information Production Awards Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for competition year 2014 has been released. Please contact the DINFOS Competition Coordinator for any questions or concerns: Commercial: 301-677-4364; DSN: 622-4364; Email: dma.meade.dinfos.list.competitions-coordinator@mail.mil
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  • Col. Jeremy Martin, Defense Information School commandant, presents Capt. Selina Meiners, a Public Affairs Leadership Department instructor, her master instructor certification at DINFOS' Hall of Heroes on Fort Meade, MD., March 3, 2015. The master instructor program is designed to recognize individuals who have achieved a level of excellence in teaching skills, training management and curriculum development. (DoD photo by Joseph Coslett/Released)

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  • Army Staff Sgt. Adrian Reece, a Digital Multimedia Course instructor at DINFOS, receives the oath of enlistment from Army Capt. Selina Meiners, a Public Affairs Qualification Course instructor at the Defense Information School, during Reece's reenlistment ceremony at the DINFOS Hall of Heroes, Fort Meade, Md., March 2, 2015. Reece, who has been instructing at DINFOS for nearly three years, reenlisted indefinitely and is scheduled to report for recruiting duty later this year. (DoD photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Matthew D. Leistikow/Released)

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  • Col. Jeremy Martin, Defense Information School commandant, presents Katie Gill, a Public Affairs Department instructor, her master instructor certification at DINFOS' Hall of Heroes on Fort Meade, Md., Feb. 23, 2015. The master instructor program is designed to recognize individuals who have achieved a level of excellence in teaching skills, training management and curriculum development. Gill is now one of 18 master instructors at DINFOS. (DoD photo by Senior Airman Caitlin Conner/Released)

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  • Col. Jeremy Martin, Defense Information School commandant, gives Donald Smith, Public Affairs Leadership Department academic director, civilian of the quarter award, Feb. 4, 2015, Fort Meade, Md. Last quarter, Smith led a team to create a new operational security computer-based training for the Department of Defense and assisted getting the necessary equipment for a wounded warrior to complete training at DINFOS. (DoD photo by Joseph Coslett/Released)

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  • Col. Jeremy Martin, Defense Information School commandant, presents certificates to the winners of the Martin Luther King, Jr. poetry contest to Pfc. Alexis Rocha, DINFOS student and second place winner, Rachel M. Martin, a Fort Meade High School student and third place winner, and Seaman Zackary Landers, DINFOS student and first place winner, Fort Meade, Md., Jan. 28, 2015. The observance, hosted by the DINFOS Equal Opportunity committee, provided music, poetry and education for service members and civilians at the school.

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  • Sgt. Jeremy Miller, Defense Information School student, conducts an on-camera interview during the Basic Public Affairs Specialist Course class 010-15 field training exercise Jan. 20, 2015, Fort Meade, Md. Miller was giving a localized interview on how it feels to be in a deployed environment during a four-day FTX designed to simulate a deployment allowing the students to hone their public affairs skills. (DoD photo by Pfc. Caitlyn M. Wager/Released)

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  • Lance Cpl. Fatmeh Saad, Defense Information School student, talks to an actor playing an Afghan woman, Zahra Ali Ghatola, during the Basic Public Affairs Specialist Course class 010-15 field training exercise Jan. 20, 2015, Fort Meade, Md. The FTX simulates a deployed environment and students participate in common scenarios to hone their press release writing, photography and on-camera interview skills. (DoD photo by Pfc. Caitlyn M. Wager/Released)

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  • Basic Public Affairs Specialist Course class 010-15 students from the Defense Information School march out to the field training exercise site Jan. 16, 2015, Fort Meade, Md. The students will be at the site for four days to simulate a deployed environment and participate in common scenarios to hone their press release writing, photography and on-camera interview skills. (DoD photo by Pfc. Steven Tran/Released)

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