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The Visual Information Awards Program (VIAP), the Thomas Jefferson (TJ) and the Visual Information Production Awards Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for competition year 2014 has been released. Please contact the DINFOS Competition Coordinator for any questions or concerns: Commercial: 301-677-4364; DSN: 622-4364; Email: dma.meade.dinfos.list.competitions-coordinator@mail.mil
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  • U.S. Marine Sgt. Matthew Troyer, Defense Information School instructor, and Pfc. Ryan Kierkegaard, DINFOS Basic Still Photography student, practice a combat patrol during a field training exercise at Training Area Charlie on Fort George G. Meade, Md., Dec. 17, 2014. Troyer was instructing Kierkegaard and the rest of the BSP class who all participated in the field training exercise to learn how to take uncontrolled action photos as part of the BSP class at DINFOS.(U.S. Marine photo by Sgt. Evan Ahlin/Released)

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  • U.S. Army Noel Toye takes photos of a simulated enemy compound during a field training exercise at Training Area Charlie on Fort George G. Meade, Md., Dec. 17, 2014. Toye participated in the field training exercise to learn how to take uncontrolled action photos as part of her Basic Photography Class at the Defense Information School. (U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Mitchell Knaus/Released)

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  • U.S. Army Pvt. Elliott Page scans the ground for simulated improvised explosive devices at Training Area Charlie on Fort George G. Meade, Md., Dec. 17, 2014. Page participated in a field training exercise to learn how to take uncontrolled action photos as part of his Basic Photography Class at the Defense Information School. (U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Zakia Gray/Released)

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  • U.S. Army Pfc. James Melis and Pvt. Michael Parnell set up a surveillance camera for reconnaissance during a Field Training Exercise at Training Area Charlie on Fort George G. Meade, Md., Dec. 17, 2014. The students participated in the FTX, designed to help them photograph uncontrolled action in a simulated combat environment for their Basic Still Photography Class at the Defense Information School. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Christopher Cardoza/ Released)

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  • Bob Beyer, radio operations academic team lead, shows Tom Temin, Federal News Radio, Federal Drive managing editor and host, the radio operations training equipment and reviews lessons taught during the Broadcast Communication Specialist course at the Defense Information School, Fort Meade, Md., Dec. 15, 2014. (DoD photo by Joseph Coslett/Released)

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  • Sgt. Clinton Cook, instructor, shows Tom Temin, Federal News Radio, The Federal Drive managing editor and host, equipment racks Basic Television Equipment Maintenance course students train on at the Defense Information School, Fort Meade, Md., Dec. 15, 2014. (DoD photo by Joseph Coslett/Released)

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  • Master Sgt. Carl Rishkofski, lead instructor, shows Tom Temin, Federal News Radio, The Federal Drive managing editor and host, an audio booth used during the Broadcast Writing and Announcing Skills course at the Defense Information School, Fort Meade, Md., Dec. 15, 2014. They also discussed the BWAS training curriculum and qualifications required to become a broadcaster. (DoD photo by Joseph Coslett/Released)

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  • Tom Temin, Federal News Radio, The Federal Drive managing editor and host, gives lessons learned to Broadcast Writing and Announcing Skills course students at Defense Information School, Fort Meade, Md., Dec. 15, 2014. (DoD photo by Joseph Coslett/Released)

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  • Army Maj. Travis Dettmer cuts a cake presented by Lt. Cmdr. Sean Riordan and the other Navy members of DINFOS' Public Affairs Leadership Department as they celebrate the Naval Academy's impending win against long-standing rival West Point Dec. 12, 2014. The annual Army-Navy football game will be held Dec. 13, 2014. DoD photo by Rick Corall/Released

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  • The Navy members of Defense Information School's Public Affairs Leadership Department celebrate the Naval Academy's impending win against long-standing rival West Point Dec. 12, 2014. Joining in the fun of the pre-game day celebration was DINFOS Commandant Col. Jeremy Martin. The annual Army-Navy football game will be held Dec. 13, 2014. DoD photo by Rick Corall/Released

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