The Defense Information School is closely monitoring news and information concerning the local and global health situation around the outbreak of a novel (new) coronavirus that causes the COVID-19 respiratory disease. There are no confirmed COVID-19 cases at DINFOS at this time.
Based on updated DOD travel restrictions issued March 13, 2020, course updates are effective immediately. DINFOS will continue to conduct all required initial occupational MOS or qualification training.
DINFOS will conduct the following courses in residence:
BRTSM 010-21: (Oct 05 - Feb 02) - 14 day ROM will begin on Sept 21
PACS-Q 010-21 (PAQC): (Oct 13- Dec 18) - 8 day ROM will begin on Oct 5
JIPAC 010-21:(Nov 02- Dec 11) - 8-day ROM will begin on Nov 1; Virtual training during Week 1
IMMC 010-21: (Nov 03 - Dec 10) Class size reduced to 12. - 8-day ROM will begin on Nov 2; Virtual training during Week 1
The following courses have been converted to virtual instruction
CMC 010-21: dates changed to Oct 13 - Nov 10. Students will attend online instruction daily.
IPASC 010-21: (Oct 26 - Nov 06) Students will attend online instruction daily.
VIM 010-21 : Converted to traditional Distributed Learning (DL) instruction VIM-DL 005-21; Dates changed to 9 Nov - 8 Dec
DINFOS will continue to hold the following courses during the DoD travel ban:
- Broadcast Television and Equipment Maintenance*
- Mass Communication Foundations Course*
- MCF-Visual Documentation*
- MCF - Visual Documentation - Photography (USMC)*
- MCF - Visual Documentation - Videography (USMC)*
- MCF - Broadcast Journalism*
- MCF - Writing*
*These courses have a mandated 14-day restriction of movement (ROM) prior to the class report date. Contact student's service detachments for more information.
- Combat Camera Leadership Course (will be conducted as distance learning)
DINFOS will continue to coordinate with our Service partners to make a determination on other FY20 schedule changes as DoD guidance is received. The situation remains fluid, and we’ll do our best to keep our staff, faculty, students and the rest of the field informed on future changes.