News Stories

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

Dec. 13, 2016

Navy photographer documents history of SECDEF

It was a crisp morning in January, and the wind nipped at his nose. He was as much excited as he was nervous when he walked out onto the flight line at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. He looked up at

Dec. 13, 2016

Sailor leads staff, students in active shooter drills

In June, Andrews Air Force Base conducted an active shooter drill. After seeing two men carrying guns, someone who was not aware of the drill called emergency responders. The call created confusion on

Oct. 12, 2016

DINFOS members remember, prepare for Toilet Bowl

Defense Information School service members, civilians and teammates, covered in sweat on a muddy, wrecked field, stood exhausted. What started as some trash talk earlier in the week had landed these

Oct. 3, 2016

Inspirational mission, artistic excellence draw talented musicians to serve

When she was around 7 or 8 years old, Army Staff Sgt. Selena A. Maytum, a special band musician assigned to the U.S. Army Field Band here as a French horn player, went with her parents to a concert by

Sept. 26, 2016

Israeli martial art Krav Maga keeps DINFOS instructor safe, fit

Veronica Montes is a stone-cold killer. Inside her small, unassuming frame beats the heart of a lion. Behind her ginger hair, freckles and constant smile lies an alert, focused machine capable of

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