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Enthusiastically faithful: Air Force Capt. Chris Watson assumes duties as DINFOS command chaplain August 23, 2016 — When Chris Watson was growing up in Alabama and Mississippi, his father worked in a shipyard, making $30,000 a year. Because of the typical tuition costs at the time, college was not an option, he MORE

Saving each other: DINFOS staff members find joy in rescuing animals August 23, 2016 — On an unusually warm December day in 2015, Katie Walsh walked eagerly with her husband toward Howl to the Chief, a pet supply store in Washington, D.C., that was hosting a dog adoption event. Walsh MORE

Dedicated to friendship August 18, 2016 — In January 1985, as a buck sergeant in the Air Force, Wes Ellenburg arrived at Iraklion Air Station on Crete to be a news anchor with the Armed Forces Radio and Television Service.It wasn’t long MORE

FTDO schools new instructors June 15, 2016 — All of the instructors at DINFOS must first go through the Instructor Training Course, said Wesley H. Ellenburg, the chief of the Faculty Training and Development Office. There are over 200 MORE

DINFOS Warrior of the Quarter puts others first May 19, 2016 — Growing up in a military family in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, Michael Sparks always knew he wanted to be a soldier. After a series of dead-end jobs, he enlisted in the Army in 1998 as an MORE

Code name: Field General May 18, 2016 — Recently, the Defense Information School at Fort Meade, Maryland, added a wing with 22 classrooms, plus offices for instructors.Rob Phelps, the information technology help desk operations manager at MORE

‘Friends from around the world’ May 16, 2016 — In 2001, when Nadejda Mocan was 11, her father – an officer in the Moldovan army – was a student at the U.S. Army’s Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.That Sept. 11, she saw MORE

The ink may fade, but the memories will not May 12, 2016 — Sam Ponczak, a native of Warsaw, Poland, volunteers at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., where he translates interviews of Poles who were asked to describe what they saw during the MORE

A first-class act May 4, 2016 — In 2008, a sailboat became overdue after leaving port in Florida en route to Rhode Island.Several air stations along the eastern seaboard dispatched helicopters to assist in the search. As the hours MORE

Teaching anytime, anywhere May 3, 2016 — In 2009, Tracy L. DeMarco, then an Air Force master sergeant, deployed to Forward Operating Base Farah in Afghanistan for nearly a year.For DeMarco, the best part about Afghanistan was the Afghan MORE

Grammar glamour: Preparatory course promotes student success in BPASC April 13, 2016 — When Pvt. Hubert Delany started the Basic Public Affairs Specialist Course at the Defense Information School at Fort Meade, he immediately recognized that there were basic grammar deficiencies he had MORE

Driven to serve: DINFOS bus drivers go the extra mile April 6, 2016 — At 10:57 a.m. on an early spring day, a warm breeze and the soft sound of country music can be heard on Fort Meade’s Defense Information School shuttle bus.Three junior enlisted service members wait MORE

1st Cav Soldier takes top DA journalism award April 6, 2016 — Many Soldiers are unsung heroes who complete their day-to-day missions not seeking praise, and even fewer receive the admiration they often deserve.  But only one Trooper can say she is the best in MORE

New public affairs specialist demonstrates passion for service February 22, 2016 — In 2012, Amy Carle scheduled a trip to New York with a team of co-workers to volunteer at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum.Hurricane Sandy struck shortly before the team’s arrival, MORE

Civilian of Quarter inspires students to be better storytellers February 22, 2016 — Robert W. Stenberg’s  journey to becoming the Civilian of the Quarter at the Defense Information School on Fort Meade started with a change in occupational specialty.When Stenberg joined the Air Force MORE

DINFOS instructor recognized for passion to teach February 5, 2016 — At age 7, the Defense Information School Civilian of the Year recipient for 2015 knew she wanted to be a teacher.Andrea J. Batts-Latson told her mother about her aspirations as her mother sipped on MORE

‘Life is too easy to stress’ February 5, 2016 — Mike Griffith, the director of logistics for the Defense Information School on Fort Meade, is not only the boss but also a close friend of Sidney A. Williams Jr., the support services supervisor for MORE

DINFOS award winner inspires students’ confidence February 4, 2016 — Her infectious smile, stylish appearance and bubbly personality make it difficult to imagine that Brooksann Epiceno was ever a painfully shy teenager who spent her school years reading with teachers MORE

Focusing on family January 13, 2016 — Thirteen-year-old Kate Gatewood’s body was wracked by violent spasms. Her father, mother and brother were all with her in the hospital, but they were unable to do anything to take away the pain caused MORE

Planning proves paramount for relocation January 7, 2016 — Cords dangled from the line of desks like spaghetti over the edge of a plate. Heads emerged from below the desks sporadically as cables became unplugged and tied to themselves. The cables, which were MORE

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