News Stories

Sept. 3, 2016

Civilian of the Quarter finds satisfaction in helping others

Bob Beyer, the team lead for the 16-day radio segment of the Broadcast Communication Specialist course at the Defense Information School on Fort Meade, isn’t the type to keep things to himself.“I’m

Sept. 1, 2016

Warrior of the Quarter’s greatest motivation is her job

Air Force Tech. Sgt. Antoinette Gibson is constantly on the move.She is the mother of 4-year-old twin girls, a college student, an instructor in the Basic Photojournalist Course-USAF at the Defense

Aug. 30, 2016

New deputy commandant makes impact at DINFOS

Air Force Maj. Tony Wickman, the new deputy commandant of the Defense Information School on Fort Meade, was walking down a hall at the school in early August when he noticed a sign, “field training

Aug. 23, 2016

Enthusiastically faithful: Air Force Capt. Chris Watson assumes duties as DINFOS command chaplain

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

Aug. 23, 2016

Saving each other: DINFOS staff members find joy in rescuing animals

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

Aug. 18, 2016

Dedicated to friendship

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

June 15, 2016

FTDO schools new instructors

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

May 19, 2016

DINFOS Warrior of the Quarter puts others first

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

May 18, 2016

Code name: Field General

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

May 16, 2016

‘Friends from around the world’

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