News Stories

May 31, 2018

DINFOS soldiers get Moore: Army reintroduces drill sergeants to AIT after 11 years

While Joseph D. Moore was growing up in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, his only role models were family members with blue-collar jobs, he said. After graduation from high school, he found himself working

May 31, 2018

‘Deceptively athletic’ DINFOS instructor sets an example of personal growth

On a warm, beautiful day in October 2007, Katie Walsh was riding in the Sea Gull Century bike ride, a 100-mile course along Maryland’s Eastern Shore. It was her first athletic competition as an adult.

May 7, 2018

DINFOS chaplain shares financial knowledge, experience

Students and staff members alike have been flocking recently to Air Force Maj. Chris Watson’s Bible studies, which have been held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the Defense Information School on Fort

Oct. 13, 2017

DINFOS takes a different approach to sharing history, traditions

This year Navy instructors and students at the Defense Information School celebrated the Navy’s birthday a little differently. A week-long celebration began by unveiling a display case and mural

Oct. 3, 2017

DINFOS instructor, wife foster puppies

Daniel Mennuto and his wife, Mary Mennuto, have fostered over 75 puppies in the last two years.“My wife went camping with her friends down to Mexico,” said Mennuto, whose dark hair complements his

Oct. 2, 2017

DINFOS instructor shows love for Alabama football

The year is 1980. Two prestigious college football programs are on Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama, battling it out in a defensive slugfest. The Alabama and Notre Dame teams are playing for the

May 24, 2017

DINFOS workers ballroom, hula dance despite knee pain

In the summer of 2014, Ingrid Ayber Jackson and her husband decided to take American waltz dance classes for their daughter’s wedding the following year. Little did she know this decision would draw

Jan. 14, 2017

From a distance: Online BPASC provides low-cost alternative, personal touch

Instructors Tina M. Carlsen and Alicia K. Borlik, both of the Defense Information School on Fort Meade, meet with their students for months before ever seeing them in person.The two have left the

Jan. 11, 2017

Golden opportunity: Staff members invest in the fight against cancer

In 2015, Mike Griffith, the director of logistics at the Defense Information School, was reading a social media post, Prayers for Claire, about a little girl who was on her way to Johns Hopkins

Jan. 3, 2017

Dedicated cook exemplifies hard work

Cita B. Beasley has been a cook at the Freedom Inn dining facility for 22 years,  dazzling patrons with her finger-licking meals that keep customers coming for more. Her dream to be a cook surpasses