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  • U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Eric Dent, the Defense Information School (DINFOS) Director of Training, accepts a going away gift from the department heads at DINFOS on Fort George G. Meade, Md., April 11, 2014. Dent celebrated his going away with fellow co-workers before leaving for his next duty station. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chad Trujillo/Released)

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  • U.S. Army Col. Jeremy Martin, the Defense Information School (DINFOS) Commandant, presents U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Eric Dent, DINFOS Director of Training, a going away gift on Fort George G. Meade, Md., April 11, 2014. Dent celebrated his going away with fellow coworkers before leaving for his next duty station. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chad Trujillo/ Released)

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  • Students enrolled in the Public Affairs Course for International Students pose for a photograph while visiting with State Department April 9, 2014, in Washington, D.C. The students met with State Department press officers and observed a press briefing, where Jennifer Psaki, State Department Spokesperson, introduced and welcomed them. The course, conducted by the Defense Information School at Fort George G. Meade, Md., provides instruction on public affairs concepts to civilian and military personnel from U.S. partner nations. Attendees in the current iteration include students from Brazil, Bulgaria, El Salvador, Jordan, the Philippines and Ukraine. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Joseph Coslett/Released)

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  • Ten student instructors pose for a class photo with the Faculty Training and Development Office staff just before graduating from the 15-day Instructor Training Course at the Defense Information School, Fort George G. Meade, Md. The course is designed to provide potential instructors with the fundamentals of effective teaching through classes in basic educational theory, academic counseling, course design and presentation skills. (DoD Photo by Air Force Technical Sgt. Rebecca Graney/Released)

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  • Students enrolled in the Public Affairs Qualification Course (PAQC) and the Public Affairs Course for International Students (PACIS) shared their lessons learned, best practices and cultural considerations when dealing with international media during a roundtable discussion. Currently, PACIS includes students from Brazil, Bulgaria, El Salvador,Jordan, the Republic of the Philippines and Ukraine. (DoD Photo by Major Joseph Coslett/Released)

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  • Students enrolled in the Public Affairs Qualification Course (PAQC) and the Public Affairs Course for International Students (PACIS) shared their lessons learned, best practices and cultural considerations when dealing with international media during a roundtable discussion. Currently, PACIS includes students from Brazil, Bulgaria, El Salvador,Jordan, the Republic of the Philippines and Ukraine. (DoD Photo by Major Joseph Coslett/Released)

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  • Specialist Jarvis Brummitt (right) receives his diploma from the Basic Television Equipment Maintenance Course (BTVEM) graduation guest speaker Sergeant First Class Chico Wilkerson, March 25, 2014. The BTVEM Course is 124 training days comprised of intensive technical and operational training in electronic fundamentals and operational equipment repair/maintenance. (DoD photo by SSG Lindsay Tramel/Released)

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  • Basic Television Equipment Maintenance Course graduates (from left to right) Specialists Jarvis Brummitt, David Walker, and Nicholas Graves, stand with their graduating class to say the Soldiers Creed after receiving their new occupation skill as a 25R, Visual Information Operator and Maintainer. The March 25 graduation was after 124 days of intensive technical and operational training at Fort Meade, MD. (DoD photo by SSG Lindsay Tramel/Released)

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  • Mr. Shawn P. Sales, Visual Information Manager for Fort George G. Meade and former U.S. Marine Corps instructor at the Defense Information School, gives remarks to students from the Basic Multimedia Reproduction Course (BMRC), during the graduation ceremony of 010-14 at the Defense Information School March 31, 2014. Sales encouraged the graduating class to find mentors. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matthew N. Jackson/Released)

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  • U.S. Navy Senior Chief Michael Whitaker, visual communications department non-commissioned officer in charge, presents U.S Marine Corps Sgt. Sven George, instructor, with a plaque of appreciation during the graduation ceremony of the Basic Multimedia Reproduction Course (BMRC) course 010-14, at the Defense Information School March 31, 2014. George has been an instructor for visual communications department for more than three years. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matthew N. Jackson/Released)

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  • U.S. Marines from the Basic Multimedia Reproduction Course (BMRC) course 010-14, pose for a group photo following their graduation ceremony at the Defense Information School March 31, 2014. BMRC, one of seven visual communications department courses, teaches Marines computer operations, basic color theory, design concepts, bindery equipment operations and production skills. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matthew N. Jackson/Released)

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  • Bruce Colkitt, Visual Communications department head, speaks to students of the Basic Multimedia Illustrator Course during their graduation ceremony at the Defense Information School on Fort George G. Meade, Md., April 1, 2014. Colkitt encouraged students to continue with their training and professional development. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sergeant Earling Prioleau/Released)

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  • Basic Multimedia Illustrator Course (BMIC) graduates pose for a group photo in the Hall of Heroes at the Defense Information School on Fort George G. Meade, Md., April 1, 2014. BMIC provides students with the skills required to perform the duties and fulfill the responsibilities required in the combat graphics career field. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sergeant Earling Prioleau/Released)

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  • Students enrolled in the Public Affairs Course (PACIS) for International Students visited the U.S. Naval Academy for seminar discussions with the public affairs officer, the chief of staff, and the deputy director of the academy's international programs office. In addition, they ate lunch in King Hall with midshipmen from their respective countries. PACIS is designed in part to support the national defense strategic objectives of building the capacity of international partners, strengthening military-to-military relations and increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of combined operations between global partners and the United States of America. Currently, PACIS includes students from Brazil, Bulgaria, El Salvador, Jordan, the Republic of the Philippines and Ukraine. (DoD Photo by Robert Crockett/Released)

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  • Students enrolled in the Public Affairs Course (PACIS) for International Students visited the U.S. Naval Academy for seminar discussions with the public affairs officer, the chief of staff, and the deputy director of the academy's international programs office. The course is designed to support the national defense strategic objectives of building the capacity of international partners, strengthening military-to-military relations and increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of combined operations between global partners and the United States of America. Currently, PACIS includes students from Brazil, Bulgaria, El Salvador, Jordan, the Republic of the Philippines and Ukraine. (DoD Photo by Robert Crockett/Released)

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  • Retired Maj. Pat Gibbons, chief communications officer at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, was graduation speaker for the Public Affairs Qualification Course on March 14. Gibbons is a former DINFOS instructor and Marine detachment commander. (DoD photo by Rick Corral/Released)

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  • Jimmie L. Bell, Defense Information School director of staff (5th from left) speaks with two officers with the Japan Observer Exchange Program during a visit March 25, 2014 . Those present included (from left to right) Daniel Reese, Sgt. 1st Class Robert Hamer, LTC Shigeru Hirose, CPT Yoshihiro Matsuoka, and MAJ Dan Kinsella. (DOD photo by Robert Crockett/Released)

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  • LTC Shigeru Hirose operates the controls of a studio floor camera in the Broadcast Operations & Maintenance Department. He and CPT Yoshihiro Matsuoka were on tour of the Defense Information School March 25, 2014 as part of the Japan Observer Exchange Program. (DOD photo by Robert Crockett/Released)

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  • Col. Jeremy Martin, commandant of the Defense Information School, presents Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby, Pentagon Press Secretary, guest speaker for the Commandant's Lecture Series, with a gift in appreciation for his lecture here at the Defense Information School Mar. 27. The goal of the lecture program is to expose students to the influential leaders that understand the global information environment and who have served at the highest echelons of our government. (DOD photo by Mr. Rick Corral/Released)

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  • Air Force 2nd. Lt. Christopher Bowyer-Meeder, Public Affairs Qualification Course 020-14 student, asks U.S. Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby, Pentagon press Secretary, for his insight about the types of research young public affairs officers need to focus on for success. Kirby's visit was part of the Commandant's Lecture Series started by Defense Information School Commandant Col. Jeremy Martin to expose students to key leaders and experts in the field of communications. (DOD photo by Mr. Rick Corral/Released)

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  • U.S. Navy Rear Adm. John F. Kirby, Pentagon Press Secretary, speaks to students, faculty and guests on the topic of Social Media at the Commandant's Lecture Series, here at the Defense Information School Mar. 27. This year's lecture series comes as the Defense Information School celebrates 50 years since former Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara signed DoD Directive 5160.48 Feb. 21, 1964, establishing defense information training under which a single Defense Information School (DINFOS) would be created. (DOD photo by Mr. Rick Corral/Released)

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