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    2018 DEFENSE MEDIA AWARD WINNERS



    Training Photo Series


    Video Series (Navy only)


    Operational Photo Series


    Navy Civilian Writer of the Year

    NPS’ MOVES Institute Reflects on 30 Years of Virtual Reality
    NPS Student Begins Rare Quarter-long Internship With NASA
    Top Gun Turns to NPS Executive Education to Prep for Major Expansion
    JIFX Continues to Help DOD, Academia Explore Limits of New Technology
    NPS Research Brings Navy One Step Closer to Laser-Equipped Destroyers


    Photojournalism




    Series Writing (Navy only)

    Sailors Making Sailors: Legal Department Serves Recruit Training Command Recruits, Staff

    Second Place

    Sailors Making Sailors: Indoc/Sponsorship Office opens door to Recruit Training Command

    Sailors Making Sailors: Sea bag measures recruits’ growth throughout boot camp

    GREAT LAKES (NNS) -- Long before their arrival at Recruit Training Command (RTC), “C” School candidates, instructors and new staff members receive valuable information and a warm welcome....What’s in that sea bag, and just how did it became so full? The answer can be found at three points that mark a recruit’s boot camp experience and provided by dedicated individuals working behind the scenes at Uniform Issue...

    Alan Nunn

    U.S. Navy Recruit Training Command

    Third Place

    Anchored in History: Down But Not Out

    Anchored in History: USS Forrestal Fire

    Anchored in History: The End of an Empire

    Anchored in History: Infamy

    The aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) John C. Stennis entered the 5th Fleet area of operations, Dec. 5.The Vietnam War is in full swing. As American forces battle the North Vietnamese and Vietcong on land, they rely heavily on air support from the seas. Yankee Point, commonly known as Yankee Station in the Gulf of Tonkin, is the operating area for Task Force 77’s aircraft carriers....As the waves of the western Pacific Ocean rock the Iowa-class battleship USS New Jersey (BB 62), Adm. William “Bull” Halsey, Commander, 3rd Fleet, contemplates his next move. Halsey has his adversary in his cross-hairs. He methodically breaks down each of his three options: Stay put and wait for the enemy to attack him, split his forces to aid the fight south of him, or take it straight to......“Yesterday, December 7, 1941 a date which will live in infamy, the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan,” announced Franklin Delano Roosevelt to a nation struck with horror 77 years ago....

    Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant Grady

    USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74)


    Picture Story





    Audio Feature Story (Navy only)

    First Place

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    The Morale Welfare and Recreation Library held a Family Lego Day in Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

    Petty Officer 2nd Class Joshua Petrosino

    AFN Guantanamo Bay


    Audio Information Story (Navy only)

    First Place

    April 2018 USO Tour of Naval Station Rota

    Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Paul Selva and distinguished guests visited Naval Station Rota for the last stop in the 2018 USO Spring Tour. The USO works with military leaders, celebrities and dedicated volunteers to bring service members away from home a sense of comfort and entertainment. Guests included comedian Jon Stewart, celebrity chef Robert Irvine, UFC Fighters......

    Petty Officer 2nd Class Daniel Gaither

    AFN Rota


    Audio Spot (Navy only)

    First Place

    School Changes

    School lunch prices are changing for the Naples schools.Parents can pick up their free and reduced meal applications at Fleet and Family Support Center. (U.S. Navy audio spot by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tiffany Downey)...

    Petty Officer 2nd Class Tiffany Downey

    AFN Naples


    Identity Design


    Digital Art


    Layout and Design


    Information Story

    First Place

    Captain Garrick Reflects On His Time as Recruit Training Command Commanding Officer

    GREAT LAKES (NNS) -- Capt. Erik Thors relieved Capt. Michael S. Garrick as commanding officer, Recruit Training Command, in a traditional change of command ceremony July 31, at Midway Ceremonial Drill Hall, RTC. Capt. Garrick will report to OPNAV Acquisitions Manpower and Training Branch (N12) in the Washington, D.C. area. Before his departure, Capt. Garrick reflected on his time and......

    Alan Nunn

    U.S. Navy Recruit Training Command


    Commentary

    First Place

    An icy reminder in an Arctic thaw

    USS Momsen (DDG 92) visits Anchorage, Alaska in support of the 2018 Arctic Maritime Symposium, while the U.S. Navy teams with other agencies to annouce that the stern section of the World War II destroyer USS Abner Read (DD 526) was discovered off the coast of Kiska Island, Alaska. The confluence of historic and current events remind the reader that the world is getting warmer. And the......

    david werner

    Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet


    Feature Story


    Operational Videography


    Feature Video (Navy only)


    Video Spot


    Information Story Video (Navy only)


    Training Videography


    Animation


    Short-form Production Video


    Multimedia Product


    Social Media Video (Navy only)


    Long-form Production Video


    News Photo


    Feature Photo


    Portrait