News Stories

May 7, 2018

DINFOS chaplain shares financial knowledge, experience

Students and staff members alike have been flocking recently to Air Force Maj. Chris Watson’s Bible studies, which have been held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the Defense Information School on Fort

Oct. 13, 2017

DINFOS takes a different approach to sharing history, traditions

This year Navy instructors and students at the Defense Information School celebrated the Navy’s birthday a little differently. A week-long celebration began by unveiling a display case and mural

Oct. 3, 2017

DINFOS instructor, wife foster puppies

Daniel Mennuto and his wife, Mary Mennuto, have fostered over 75 puppies in the last two years.“My wife went camping with her friends down to Mexico,” said Mennuto, whose dark hair complements his

Oct. 2, 2017

DINFOS instructor shows love for Alabama football

The year is 1980. Two prestigious college football programs are on Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama, battling it out in a defensive slugfest. The Alabama and Notre Dame teams are playing for the

May 24, 2017

DINFOS workers ballroom, hula dance despite knee pain

In the summer of 2014, Ingrid Ayber Jackson and her husband decided to take American waltz dance classes for their daughter’s wedding the following year. Little did she know this decision would draw

Jan. 14, 2017

From a distance: Online BPASC provides low-cost alternative, personal touch

Instructors Tina M. Carlsen and Alicia K. Borlik, both of the Defense Information School on Fort Meade, meet with their students for months before ever seeing them in person.The two have left the

Jan. 11, 2017

Golden opportunity: Staff members invest in the fight against cancer

In 2015, Mike Griffith, the director of logistics at the Defense Information School, was reading a social media post, Prayers for Claire, about a little girl who was on her way to Johns Hopkins

Jan. 3, 2017

Dedicated cook exemplifies hard work

Cita B. Beasley has been a cook at the Freedom Inn dining facility for 22 years,  dazzling patrons with her finger-licking meals that keep customers coming for more. Her dream to be a cook surpasses

Jan. 3, 2017

DINFOS Warrior of the Quarter goes above and beyond

From the moment Army Staff Sgt. Heather Denby arrived at the Defense Information School on Fort Meade, she looked for better ways to do things.She ditched the typical PowerPoint lectures and added

Dec. 22, 2016

Academic director’s humor uplifting for students, staff

Trish Huizinga, a retired Navy senior chief petty officer, and Will Smith, a retired Air Force master sergeant, have worked together at the Defense Information School since 2010.Huizinga and Smith are