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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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  • U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Skylar Barrowman with Fox Company, 2ndBattalion, 8th Marines (2/8), Regimental Combat Team 7, provides security during a clearing operation in Nowzad, Afghanistan, June 6, 2013. The Marines and Sailors of 2/8 conducted a partnered operation with their Afghan National Security Force counterparts. The photo was taken by Kowshon Ye entitled "All Alone" and placed first in the Defense Information School's (DINFOS) Annual Communicators of Excellence Award in the category of Combat Documentation (Operational). Kowshon Ye graduated from the DINFOS Video Production and Documentation Course 010-09 in May 2009.

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  • A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon with the 18th Aggressor Squadron flies through bad weather while conducting an air-to-air combat mission in support of Cope North 13 near Anderson Air Force Base, Guam, Feb. 12, 2013. Cope North is an annual air combat tactics, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief exercise designed to increase the readiness and interoperability of the U.S. Air Force, Japan Air Self-Defense Force and Royal Australian Air Force. The photographer is Senior Airman Matthew J. Bruch who placed first in the Portrait/Personality category of the Defense Information Schools (DINFOS) 2013 Communicators of Excellence Award held annually at Ft. Meade, Md. Senior Airman Bruch is a graduate of the DINFOS Basic Still Photography Course 070-10, October 2010.

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  • U.S. Army Sgt. Michael Bodiford, a team leader assigned to 1st Platoon, 1st Battalion, 153rd Infantry Regiment, 39th Infantry Brigade, climbs Pinnacle Mountain Sept. 5, 2013, near Little Rock, Ark. This official photo illustration was shot by U.S. Air Force Tech Sergeant Russ Scalf who was named the 2013 Military Photographer of the Year for his striking photo illustrations of life around Arkansas' Little Rock Air Force Base and more. Along with winners in distinct categories, his work was selected from among hundreds submitted by military photographers. The Pentagon's annual competition is decided by a panel of judges at the Defense Information School in Fort Meade, Md.

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  • Charles Brown, Chief of the International Military Student Office at the Defense Information School on Fort George G. Meade, Md., poses with Egyptian Army Captain Waleed Rehan, graduate of the Video Production and Documentation Course 060-14, Aug. 8, 2014. Brown and Rehan are one of many examples of the dedication and partnership between DINFOS and international students. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Carl Greenwell/Released)

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  • U.S. Army Pfc. Adasia Ortiz, stands at attention during her graduation ceremony from the Video Production and Documentation Specialist Course (VPD) 060-14 at the Defense Information School on Fort George G. Meade, Md., Aug. 8, 2014. VPD is a 14-week course providing graduates the basic knowledge and skills required for producing visual information in support of video documentation throughout the Armed Forces including operating video cameras, editing systems, and various in-studio assignments. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Carl Greenwell/Released)

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  • Graduates of Video Production and Documentation Specialist Course (VPD) 060-14 listen to comments from Sgt. 1st Class Corey Dennis during their graduation ceremony at the Defense Information School, on Fort George G. Meade, Md., Aug. 8, 2014. Dennis expressed the importance of the Video Production and Documentation career field and encouraged the new graduates to overcome fears, challenges and any hardships that might come along during their time in the military. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Carl Greenwell/Released)

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  • U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Corey Dennis receives a certificate of appreciation from Bruce Colkitt, Visual Communications department head, at the Defense Information School on Fort George G. Meade, Md., Aug. 8, 2014. Dennis was the guest speaker for the Video Production and Documentation Specialist Course 060-14 graduation. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Carl Greenwell/Released)

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  • Egyptian Army Captain Waleed Rehan, Video Production and Documentation Specialist Course 060-14 graduate, presents a token of appreciation to James Gilbert, Deputy Director of Training, at the Defense Information School on Fort George G. Meade, Md., Aug. 8, 2014. Waleed was one of many international students who have graduated from DINFOS. The token was presented as a show of thanks for the dedication and partnership between the two nations. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Carl Greenwell/Released)

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  • Tech. Sgt. Donald Loose and Interior Communications Electrician Chief Jason J. Pepino, Defense Information School Broadcast Radio Television Systems Maintenance (BRTSM) instructors, brief Navy Capt. Ike Skelton, American Forces Radio and Television Service Director, on the BRTSM course at Fort George G. Meade, Md., Aug. 7, 2014. BRTSM is about 14 training weeks and is designed to build the knowledge and skills service members need to support the Department of Defense studio production and broadcast missions worldwide.(U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Chyrece E. Campbell/Released)

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  • Col. Jeremy Martin, Defense Information School (DINFOS) commandant, briefs DINFOS alumni about DINFOS continued mission of strength through truth at Fort George G. Meade, Md., Aug. 6, 2014. DINFOS hosted the first Alumni Day as part of DINFOS 50th anniversary celebrations. Nearly 90 alumni attended the event to observe classes, speak to staff and students, view the collection of imagery in the hallways, and see how the school has evolved over its 50 years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Chyrece E. Campbell/Released)

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  • Sunny Anderson, Food Network host and Defense Information School (DINFOS) alumna, speaks to fellow DINFOS alumni during the first Alumni Day at Fort George G. Meade, Md., Aug. 6, 2014. As part of DINFOS 50th Anniversary celebration, she, alongside a panel of guests, spoke about how her military training has helped her achieve success. Sunny was joined by fellow DINFOS alumni Robert Hastings Jr., former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs, and Joe Wojtecki, Assistant Director, Center for Risk Communication. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Chyrece E. Campbell/Released)

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  • Capt. Selina Meiners presents Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Rawad Madanat with a plaque and certificate of achievement for winning first place in the 50th anniversary Defense Information School (DINFOS) essay contest, July 30, 2014. The contest was presented to all students at DINFOS and asked them to address proactively overcoming challenges communicating as a public affairs professional in a garrison-based, fiscally-constrained operating environment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Donald R. White Jr./Released)

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  • Capt. Selina Meiners presents Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kevin Flinn with a certificate of achievement for runner-up in the 50th anniversary Defense Information School (DINFOS) essay contest, July 30, 2014. The contest was presented to all students at DINFOS and asked them to address proactively overcoming challenges communicating as a public affairs professional in a garrison-based, fiscally-constrained operating environment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Donald R. White Jr./Released)

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  • Chief Mass Communication Specialist Mike Jones addresses Sailors in the Basic Mass Communication Specialist course (BMCSC), class 030-14, during their graduation ceremony, July 30, 2014. BMCSC, one of seven Visual Communications department courses, teaches Sailors news writing, public affairs, still photography, videography, multimedia and production skills to qualify them as U.S. Navy mass communication specialists. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Donald R. White Jr./Released)

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  • Sailors in the Basic Mass Communication Specialist course (BMCSC), class 030-14, pose for a group photo prior to their graduation, July 30, 2014. BMCSC, one of seven Visual Communications department courses, teaches Sailors news writing, public affairs, still photography, videography, multimedia and production skills to qualify them as U.S. Navy mass communication specialists. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Donald R. White Jr./Released)

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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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