News Stories

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

Sept. 23, 2016

Wings for one brave child: 175th Wing Pilot for a Day

For children fighting serious or chronic medical conditions, most days can be a struggle. These children and their families endure countless hospital stays, transplants, surgeries and relapses, only

Sept. 21, 2016

There and back again, an astronaut’s tale

Driving on an interstate surrounded by a sea of bumper-to-bumper traffic, sitting in a congested subway with hundreds of strangers, or riding a bike alongside a busy road are all typical commuting

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