Reece and Krissy Lodder with daughter, Rylea Pearl.
Reece and Krissy Lodder became parents to Rylea Pearl this month.
Naturally, the multiple Merit and Thomas Jefferson Award winner captured the day in photos you can view on his blog. [...]
U. S. Marine Lance Cpl. Jerome Hanley, a scout sniper assigned to Scout Sniper Platoon, Battalion Landing Team (BLT) 3/2, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fires his M107 special application scoped rifle during an exercise defending the USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) against small boat attacks while at sea, Feb. 10, 2013. The 26th MEU is [...]
U.S. Marine recruit Jason Armour, Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, Recruit Training Regiment, Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, prepares to fire an M16/A4 service rifle while conducting combat marksmanship training on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., Jan. 30, 2013.
Recruits are required to complete combat marksmanship training as a graduation requirement. (U.S. [...]
U. S. Marine Lance Cpl. Austin J. Lapierre a field artillery cannoneer with 1st Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force fires an M777 A2 155 mm howitzer during Exercise Fire Dragon 13-2 in the East Fuji Japan Maneuver Area Jan 30, 2013. The live-fire portion of Fire Dragon provides Marines [...]
Ray Shepherd is the Director, Defense Media Activity, providing a direct line of communication for news and information to U.S. forces worldwide.Prior to this position, Mr. Shepherd served as the Senior Vice President, Operations for the Warwick Consulting Group. The Group provided leadership and program management guidance to for-profit and non-profit organizations.
Mr. Shepherd formerly [...]
Col. Jeremy M. Martin, Commandant of the Defense Information School, presents Marine Sgt. Kristin Moreno with her certificate of completion during the graduation ceremony for the Intermediate Public Affairs Specialist Course 020-13, held in the DINFOS Hall of Heroes, Feb. 1. Moreno, along with her 20 classmates, received advanced instruction in communications planning, crisis communication, [...]
Atlanta — DVIDS (Defense Video and Imagery Distribution System), a state-of-the-art, 24/7 operation that provides a timely, accurate and reliable connection between the media and the United States military, is now offering a daily e-mail with breaking news stories, imagery, audio and video direct from U.S. Military Public Affairs Detachments covering operations around the world. [...]
Marine Sergeant Shawn Sales, a Visual Communications Instructor at the Department of Defense Information School, Ft. Meade, Md., and reigning Military Illustrator of the Year, was honored by Leatherneck magazine for his September issue cover art. Making the presentation was retired Marine Major Bob Jordan, a former Leatherneck staffer and current DINFOS faculty member. Sales [...]
By Col. Jeremy Martin, USA,
Getting off to a Good Start in Your Initial Public Affairs Assignment
Recently during an ice breaker for our Public Affairs Qualification Course (PAQC) here at the Defense Information School (DINFOS), I was approached by a Captain who seemed to display a bit of anxiety regarding his first assignment as [...]
CCs may remember Yolanda Mayo, now a reserve sergeant major of Marine Air Control Squadron 24 and, in her other life, Operations Officer, Marine Corps Community Services at Camp Lejeune. She recently received a National Image Award from National Image, Inc., an organization that recognizes achievements of Hispanics. A complete write up of the award [...]
(Photo by Sarah Pastrana courtesy of Fort Meade Public Affairs Office)
DINFOS broadcast instructor, Marine Staff Sgt. Joseph DiGirolamo, breaks away from a defender during the Defense Information School’s annual Toilet Bowl faculty football game at Mullins Field. Despite DiGirolamo’s efforts, The Air Force-Army group broke a three-year losing streak with their 13-7 victory over the [...]
Newly-promoted Brig. Gen. Paul Kennedy, Director of USMC Public Affairs, is congratulated by the Commandant, Gen. James Amos following ceremonies in late June. (USMC Photo by Sgt. Valerie S. [...]