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  • Michael Gannon (center), Defense Information School provost, accepts a copy of Bill Mauldin's Army from Keith Oliver, head of the Public Affairs Department , and Lt. Col. Chris Anderson, a Defense Information School instructor, July 8, 2014. Gannon was the guest speaker at the Public Affairs Qualification course (PAQC) graduation. PAQC is a nine-week course providing entry-level public affairs training focusing on the fundamentals of communication planning, principles, and integration. (DoD photo by Rick Corral/Released)

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  • The Defense Information School (DINFOS) will host the 1st Alumni Day on Wednesday, August 6 and invites all alumni to attend. The theme is "Excellent Pasts Make Excellent Futures," and is part of DINFOS 50th anniversary celebrations. The feature event will be a discussion panel about how alumni use their military training to achieve success. The panelists will be Robert Hastings, former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs; Joe Wojtecki, Assistant Director, Center for Risk Communication; and Sunny Anderson, Food Network host and author of a New York Times best-selling cookbook.

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  • Venettia Parker, an education and training technician for the Registrar Quota Management office at the Defense Information School (DINFOS), Fort Meade, Md., receives a certificate of appreciation from Col. Jeremy Martin, DINFOS commandant, July 16, 2014. Ms. Parker received the certificate for fulfilling 5 years of government service. (DoD photo by Tech. Sgt. Amanda Currier/Released)

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  • Mikel Griffith, Directorate of Logistics director at the Defense Information School (DINFOS), Fort Meade, Md., receives a certificate of appreciation from Col. Jeremy Martin, DINFOS commandant, July 16, 2014. Mr. Griffith received the certificate for fulfilling 10 years of government service. (DoD photo by Tech. Sgt. Amanda Currier/Released)

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  • Capt. Selina Meiners, an instructor at the Defense Information School (DINFOS), presents Spc. Kevin Spence the first place award in the DINFOS 50th Anniversary Video contest, July 15, 2014. The event was part of DINFOS' 50th Anniversary and required the students to use creativity to develop a 30 to 90 second video spot on either being a military member or using a positive, trusting and respectful climate to eliminate sexual assault in the military ranks. (DoD Photo Bob Beyer /Released)

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  • Capt. Selina Meiners, an instructor at the Defense Information School (DINFOS), presents Spc. Kevin Spence the first place award in the DINFOS 50th Anniversary Video contest, July 15, 2014. The event was part of DINFOS' 50th Anniversary and required the students to use creativity to develop a 30 to 90 second video spot on either being a military member or using a positive, trusting and respectful climate to eliminate sexual assault in the military ranks. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Scott Taylor/Released)

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  • Members of Defense Information School's Basic Combat Correspondent Course (BCC) class 060-14 observe the presentation of awards during their graduation ceremony, July 15, 2014. BCC trains enlisted students in video documentation and broadcast journalism supporting Public Affairs, Combat Camera, and military broadcasting missions throughout the Armed Forces. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Scott Taylor/Released)

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  • An Air Force Basic Public Affairs badge adorns the uniform of a Basic Combat Correspondent Course (BCC) graduate from class 060-14 at Defense Information School at Ft. Meade, Md., July 15, 2014. BCC trains enlisted students in video documentation and broadcast journalism supporting Public Affairs, Combat Camera, and military broadcasting missions throughout the Armed Forces. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Scott Taylor/Released)

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  • Mr. Mike Gannon, Provost at the Defense Information School, (DINFOS) addresses members of Basic Combat Correspondent Course (BCC) class 060-14 during their graduation ceremony at DINFOS, July 15, 2014. BCC trains enlisted students in video documentation and broadcast journalism supporting Public Affairs, Combat Camera, and military broadcasting missions throughout the Armed Forces. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Scott Taylor/Released)

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  • Dr. Dave Phillips (left), Defense Information School Instructor and the most senior graduate at DINFOS and Private Sidney Weston (center) the youngest DINFOS student, join COL Jeremey Martin, DINFOS commandant, in the cutting of the school's 50th Anniversary Cake. (USAF photo by Tech. Sgt. Andy M. Kin)

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  • Colonel Jeremy Martin, the Commandant of the Defense Information School, Colonel Brian Foley, U.S. Army, Garrison Commander, Fort George G. Meade, and Ms. Molly Martin, Asst. to State Senator Barbara A. Mikulski all presided over a ceremony celebrating 50 years of excellence at Defense Information School, July 1, 2014. The senator forwarded a letter of recognition to the commandant celebrating DINFOS' 50th anniversary.

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  • Defense Information School (DINFOS) staff and faculty stand together for a group photograph in front of the schoolhouse at Fort George G. Meade, Md., June 11, 2014. The group photograph is to commemorate the 50th anniversary of DINFOS. (U.S. DOD photo by Shane Keller/Released)

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  • Under the direction of then-Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara, efforts began in 1961 among DoD, the services and the military information schools to consolidate service information training. This led to the establishment of DINFOS on July 1, 1964. Hooah DINFOS!

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