Welcome to Air Force Detachment 2, 336th Training Squadron Fort Meade, Maryland.
Congratulations on your selection to attend the Defense Information School (DINFOS). The US Air Force Detachment is the home to all Non-Prior Servce Airman, Prior-Service Airman, Officers, and Civilians attending courses at DINFOS.
DINFOS is a Department of Defense (DoD) asset. Consequently, you will train in a Joint Service environment, and it is Det 2’s responsibility to ensure that Air Force standards are met throughout your training at Fort Meade. For both Prior Service and Non-Prior Service students, Det 2 will respond to all students administrative needs, conduct random Alcohol and Drug testing, and administer Physical Training Assessments for Non-Prior students. Prior Service students must arrive with a current Physical Training Assessment that will remain current throughout training. Prior Service Students will also have opportunities to assist the Det 2 staff with mentoring the Air Force’s newest members.
Detachment 2 is a geographically separated unit of the 336 th Training Squadron, located at Keeser Air Force Base, Mississippi. Therefore, all Air Force students attending DINFOS are subject to the policies and procedures of Air Education and Training Command (AETC).
Detachment 2 is located in building 8478, which includes the Commander's Support Staff, Military Training Leaders’ (MTLs) offices, and the living quarters for non-prior service (NPS) students. The NPS students are directly from Basic Military Training and are also referred to as "initial entry training" or "pipeline students." NPS students are subject to a Transition Program, which is administered by the MTLs. All other students attending DINFOS in TDY status are considered Prior Service (PS). PS students are housed in on-post lodging / billeting.
Your experience while at DINFOS should be memorable and exciting.
Again, congratulations! I look forward to your arrival and successful completion of the course.
Thomas A. Trask, Capt, USAF