News Stories

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

Jan. 3, 2017

DINFOS Warrior of the Quarter goes above and beyond

From the moment Army Staff Sgt. Heather Denby arrived at the Defense Information School on Fort Meade, she looked for better ways to do things.She ditched the typical PowerPoint lectures and added

Dec. 22, 2016

Academic director’s humor uplifting for students, staff

Trish Huizinga, a retired Navy senior chief petty officer, and Will Smith, a retired Air Force master sergeant, have worked together at the Defense Information School since 2010.Huizinga and Smith are

Dec. 13, 2016

Navy photographer documents history of SECDEF

It was a crisp morning in January, and the wind nipped at his nose. He was as much excited as he was nervous when he walked out onto the flight line at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. He looked up at

Dec. 13, 2016

Sailor leads staff, students in active shooter drills

In June, Andrews Air Force Base conducted an active shooter drill. After seeing two men carrying guns, someone who was not aware of the drill called emergency responders. The call created confusion on

Oct. 12, 2016

DINFOS members remember, prepare for Toilet Bowl

Defense Information School service members, civilians and teammates, covered in sweat on a muddy, wrecked field, stood exhausted. What started as some trash talk earlier in the week had landed these

Oct. 3, 2016

Inspirational mission, artistic excellence draw talented musicians to serve

When she was around 7 or 8 years old, Army Staff Sgt. Selena A. Maytum, a special band musician assigned to the U.S. Army Field Band here as a French horn player, went with her parents to a concert by

Sept. 26, 2016

Israeli martial art Krav Maga keeps DINFOS instructor safe, fit

Veronica Montes is a stone-cold killer. Inside her small, unassuming frame beats the heart of a lion. Behind her ginger hair, freckles and constant smile lies an alert, focused machine capable of

Sept. 25, 2016

NASA astronaut chases childhood dream

In less than 10 seconds, the Russian Soyuz rocket will be launched 250 miles above Earth. You are focusing on the mission ahead instead of the potentially life-threatening injuries. The countdown