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  • Defense Information School graduate John Raughter, a former Marine Sergeant, shown here with President George W. Bush, released a story in the current American Legion Magazine, where he used to be an editor, about the Defense Information School's 50th Anniversary. The article, located at http://bit.ly/1oqCAhl, gives insight on how DINFOS has affected it's students both during and after their service. Raughter is both a DINFOS and University of Houston alum with a Master's in Journalism from University of Missouri. He continues to serve his fellow uniformed armed service members as media manager for the Legion's national commander.

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  • Students from the Public Affairs Course for International Students (PACIS) 020-14 pose with U.S. Army Col. Jeremy Martin, commandant of Defense Information School (DINFOS), after their graduation ceremony in the Hall of Heroes at DINFOS on Fort George G. Meade, Md., Sept. 25, 2014. This classes included students from Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Turkey, Jordan, Ukraine, the Republic of the Philippines, Taiwan, and Saudi Arabia. The course is designed to give students a foundation in the latest public affairs concepts and skills and also supports building international partnerships, strengthening military-to-military relations and increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of combined operations between global partners and the United States of America. (DOD photo by Rick Corral/Released)

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  • Students attending the Defense Information School Public Affairs Course for International Students and their instructors visit the Department of State Foreign Press Center. As part of the curriculum, students discuss the importance of transparency, responding to requests for information accurately and in a timely manner and interagency coordination. Department of Defense and Department of State representatives conduct seminar discussions, and students meet with members of both departments' communication teams. The current PACIS class includes students from Serbia, Bosnia Herzegovina, Turkey, Jordan, Ukraine, the Republic of the Philippines, Taiwan, and Saudi Arabia. DOD photo by Andy Strike.

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  • Students from the Video Production and Documentation course (VPD) Class 070-14 pose for a group photo after their graduation ceremony at the Defense Information School on Fort George G. Meade; Md.; Sept. 18; 2014. VPD is one of seven Visual Communications Department courses that teaches Sailors; Marines; and Soldiers how to document training and operations; as well as audio and video editing; storytelling and studio operations in order to qualify them as a Combat Documentation and Production Specialist. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Brian R. Williams/Released)

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  • Bryan Logan, academic director of the Visual Communications Department, presents Sgt. 1st Class Ronald Shaw, guest speaker, with a certificate of appreciation during a graduation ceremony of the Video Production and Documentation Course, class 070-14 at the Defense Information School on Fort George G. Meade, Md., Sept. 18, 2014. Shaw spoke to the graduates about expectations and the importance of being dedicated, focused, and creative Combat Documentation and Production Specialists. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Brian R. Williams/Released)

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  • Soldiers graduate the Defense Information School's Basic Television Equipment Maintenance course 050-14, September 18, 2014. Soldiers earn the MOS 25R after successfully completing the 124 day course, and are then affiliated with the United States Army Signal Corps. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Benjamin Lewis/Released)

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  • Family members of Specialist Paul Jeffares, graduate of Defense Information School's Basic Television Equipment Maintenance course 050-14, listen to the Soldiers recite the 25R platoon moto, September 18, 2014. Soldiers earn the field designator (MOS) 25R after successfully completing the 124-day BTVEM course, and are then affiliated with the United States Army Signal Corps. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Benjamin Lewis/Released)

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  • Supreme Allied Commander, Europe and Commander of U.S. European Command Gen. Philip M. Breedlove, center, meets students in the Defense Information School's Public Affairs Course for International Students, or PACIS, following his press conference the Pentagon press briefing room. As part of the PACIS curriculum, students discuss the importance of transparency, responding to requests for information accurately and in a timely manner and interagency coordination. (DOD photo by Stefo Lehmann/Released)

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  • Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Pentagon Press Secretary, addresses students in the Defense Information School's Public Affairs Course for International Students, or PACIS, during their visit to the Pentagon press briefing room, where they watched him conduct a remote interview with a CNN reporter. During the visit, students met senior Department of Defense and Department of State communication teams. The current PACIS class includes students from Serbia, Bosnia Herzegovina, Turkey, Jordan, Ukraine, the Republic of the Philippines, Taiwan, and Saudi Arabia. (DOD photo by Stefo Lehmann/Released)

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  • Airman Basic Taylor Altier, photojournalism student at the Defense Information School, and retired Lt. Col. Michael Gannon, DINFOS provost, cut the cake at a ceremony honoring the Air Force's 67th birthday in the DINFOS Hall of Heroes, Sept. 18, 2014. Airman Altier and Mr. Gannon represented the youngest and most senior Air Force personnel in attendance, respectively. (U.S. Air Force photo by AB Megan Floyd)/Released)

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  • U.S. Air Force students at the Defense Information School attend a ceremony in the DINFOS Hall of Heroes in honor of the 67th birthday of the United States Air Force, Sept. 18, 2014. (U.S. Air Force photo by A1C Nicolo J. Daniello)/Released)

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  • Defense Information School Annual Dining Out, will happen this year in conjunction with the schoolhouse's 50th Anniversary. Join us Saturday night October 25. Phone (301) 677-6590 for ticket info. Guest of Honor - Mr. Joe Galloway, famed war correspondent and author of "We were Soldiers Once... and Young."

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  • Mr. Ron Rahorn, department head of the Broadcast Operations and Maintenance Department accepts the Commandant's Cup Trophy from Col. Jeremy Martin, Defense Information School commandant on Sept. 11, 2014. The award is presented annually to the school's department that wins the most points during competition in various sporting events. The cup is maintained by the winning department for a year until the next competition.

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  • Students from the Basic Mass Communication Specialist Course (BMCSC) class 040-14 pose for a group photo before their graduation ceremony at the Defense Information School, September 17, 2014. These 15 Sailors learned news writing, public affairs, still photography, videography, multimedia and production skills during 122 training days to qualify them as U.S. Navy mass communication specialists. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (SW/AW) Mike DiMestico/Released)

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  • Family members of Lt. Cmdr. Sean P. Riordan pin on his rank during his promotion ceremony at the Defense Information School (DINFOS). Riordan is currently a public affairs instructor at DINFOS. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Donald R. White Jr./Released)

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  • Rear Adm. Dawn Cutler, Chief of Naval Information, administers the officer's oath to Lt. Cmdr. Sean P. Riordan during his promotion ceremony at the Defense Information School (DINFOS). Riordan is currently a public affairs instructor at DINFOS. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Donald R. White Jr./Released)

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  • U.S. Air Force Col. George W. Tombe, 81st Training Group commander, speaks during an occupational badge ceremony at the Defense Information School Sep. 10, 2014, following the completion of the Basic Combat Correspondent Course class 080-14. The Air Force awards occupational badges to denote and recognize training, education and qualifications received in a particular career field. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin Stumberg/Released)

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  • U.S. Air Force Airman Basic Kimberly O'Brien holds her occupational badge after an occupational badge ceremony at the Defense Information School Sep. 10, 2014, following the completion of the Basic Combat Correspondent Course class 080-14. The Air Force awards occupational badges to denote and recognize training, education and qualifications received in a particular career field. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin Stumberg/Released)

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  • Basic Combat Correspondent Course (BCC) class 080-14 students pose for a portrait after graduating from the BCC course at the Defense Information School Sep. 10, 2014. BCC trains enlisted students in video documentation and broadcast journalism supporting public affairs, combat camera, and military broadcasting through the Armed Forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin Stumberg/Released)

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  • U.S. Air Force Col. George W. Tombe, 81st Training Group commander, presents Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Andrew Lavin with the distinguished honor graduate certificate during a Basic Combat Correspondent course (BCC) graduation at the Defense Information School Sep. 10, 2014. BCC trains enlisted students in video documentation and broadcast journalism supporting public affairs, combat camera, and military broadcasting throughout the Armed Forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin Stumberg/Released)

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  • Mr. Ron Rahorn, department head of the Broadcast Operations and Maintenance Department, presents U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Norris Agnew, Defense Media Activity Plans, Policy, and Assessments Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge, a certificate of appreciation after speaking during a Basic Combat Correspondent course (BCC) graduation at the Defense Information School Sep. 10, 2014. BCC trains enlisted students in video documentation and broadcast journalism supporting public affairs, combat camera, and military broadcasting throughout the Armed Forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin Stumberg/Released)

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  • U.S.M.C. Col. (Ret.) Mary Reinwald, Editor, Leatherneck magazine, receives a certificate of appreciation from Col. Jeremy Martin, Defense Information School commandant, Aug. 21, 2014. Reinwald was the guest speaker for the Public Affairs Qualification Course Advanced Distributed Learning Class 010-14 graduation (DoD photo by Richard Freeland./Released)

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  • A Penn State University swimmer competes in the back stroke during a tri-meet Jan. 12, 2013, at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Ark. The University of Arkansas has close ties with the military community, including an ROTC program, military appreciation days and two football games each year at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock, Ark. The photo entitled, "Glass Mask" was taken by Tech. Sgt. Russ Scalf of the U.S. Air Force. Tech. Sgt. Scalf was named the 2013 Military Photographer of the Year for capturing photo illustrations of life around Arkansas' Little Rock Air Force Base. Along with winners in distinct categories, his work was selected from among thousands of photographs submitted by military photographers. The Pentagon's annual competition is decided by a panel of judges at the Defense Information School (DINFOS) in Fort Meade, Md. TSgt Scalf graduated from the DINFOS Basic Still Photography Course 030-05 in March 2005.

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  • U.S. Army National Guard 1st Sgt. Kevin Mulcahey, and Sgt. Nicholas Tarr, a troop medic, both with Bravo Troop, 1st Squadron, 172nd Cavalry Regiment (RSTA) (Mountain), prepare to move during an air assault exercise at Fort Drum, N.Y., Aug. 13, 2013. The 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team is participating in an Exportable Combat Training Center rotation, in preparation for a Joint Readiness Training Center rotation in 2014. This photo was taken by Staff Sgt. Sarah Mattison of the US Air Force and took first place in the Defense Information School's (DINFOS) Annual Communicators of Excellence Award in the category of Combat Documentation. Staff Sgt. Mattison graduated DINFOS Basic Still Photography Course 060-09 in August of 2009.

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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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