Digital Video and Imagery Distribution System (DVIDS)

Tuesday November 8, 2005

The DVIDS mission is to serve as a turn-key operation that facilitates requests for Public Affairs video, audio, still imagery and print products; coordinates interviews with soldiers and commanders in a combat zone and provides an archive for ongoing operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait and Qatar.

DVIDS is a state-of-the-art, 24/7 operation that provides a timely, accurate and reliable connection between the media around the world and the military serving in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait and Qatar.
Through a network of portable Ku-band satellite transmitters located in-theater and a distribution hub in Atlanta, Georgia, DVIDS makes available real-time broadcast-quality video, still images and print products as well as immediate interview opportunities with service members, commanders and subject matter experts.

More about DVIDS:

· Links media to deployed military units.

· Enables embedded journalists to transmit broadcast quality video from the field.

· Fulfills requests for products quickly via satellite, fiber and the Internet.

· Submits daily bulletins detailing archive additions and email alerts about breaking news.

· Coordinates holiday greetings, "shout-outs" and special events programming involving soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines deployed to Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom.

· Maintains a searchable archive of video, photo and print products.

For more information, see the DVIDS website at


  • Army football team cops top AAA weekly award (GA)
  • Next three weeks critical for relief operations (GT/EB)
  • DoD announces next Operation Iraqi Freedom troop rotation (AFIS)
  • Commentary: When the cavalry really counts (ARNEWS)
  • Army captain wrote farewell e-mail to his family (PI/EB)
  • Reserve retirement benefit proposals scaled back (AT)
  • New recruits who scoring low on Army's aptitude test tripled (BS/EB)


  • Middle-class youths providing bulk of wartime recruits (WT | EB)
  • IRS warned church over anti-war message (CNN)
  • Department of Defense announces Iraq troop rotation through 2008 (AT)
  • Third day of assault against al-Qaida (MSNBC)
  • 92,000 troops will go to Iraq beginning mid-2006 (WT)
  • IED makers, munitions rounded up (ARNEWS)
  • General outlines Iraqi Security Forces' progress (AFIS)
  • Closing arguments in the five-month trial (NPR)


  • Supreme Court to hear challenge to President war powers (MH)
  • Five al-Qaida terrorists face military court (AJC)
  • Commentary:'Erasing the gray areas of prisoner abuse' (CSM)
  • Terrorists involved in terror attacks fled to Somalia (NPR)
  • President vigorously defends U.S. interrogation practices (FN)
  • France's Cabinet authorizes curfews under state-of-emergency law (WE)
  • Reported death toll jumps for quake survivors (CNN)
  • Five Army Rangers charged with abusing detainees (USAT)


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In conjunction with Veterans Day, OTF will facilitate up to 14 interviews with national and state-wide radio news networks. The spokesperson who will conduct the interviews is Lt. Col. Tofani who currently serves as the Professor of Military Science for the University of Alabama, Birmingham, (UAB) ROTC. This event will reach 2,500 radio stations, including: AP Radio Network, USA Radio Network, the South Carolina News Network, WJSS-AM Baltimore and WRIV-AM Long Island.

See the OTF Website for more information:

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From our earliest days, America has had the good fortune to be blessed by volunteers who have stepped forward to defend our citizens and our way of life. A few of them have famous names, some undertake crucial missions in secret, and others live in gracious anonymity. But each is driven, I believe, by love of country, a devotion to duty, and the hope of leaving their loved ones and future generations a safer world.
ARNEWS article

Donald H. Rumsfeld
Secretary of Defense


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