Joshua L. DeMotts

Joshua L. DeMotts | 2011 Staff Sergeant, USAF

Joshua L. DeMotts is a Military Photojournalism student at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.



DeMotts began his Air Force career in San Antonio, Texas, at Lackland Air Force Base for basic training in May of 2003. After graduation, he was on his way to the Defense Information School at Fort Meade, Md.  It’s here where DeMotts began his training as a still photographer.  His first assignment took him to Altus, Okla., in January of 2004.  Here DeMotts refined his photography skills and met his beautiful wife, Maricel, before moving to Kunsan, South Korea, in August of 2005.

While in the Republic of Korea, DeMotts ate a lot of kimche, Meals Ready to Eat, and explored the beautiful country where he met a lot of wonderful people. DeMotts then moved back to Altus, Okla., in August of 2006 before getting assigned to the 1st Combat Camera Squadron in Charleston, S.C., in January of 2008.  This where DeMotts cut his teeth in the operational Air Force by becoming aerial qualified, and deploying in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom,  Combined Endeavor, in the Netherlands, and Unified Response, in support of the Haiti earthquake.



DeMotts tries to spend as much of his free time as he can with his

wife, friends, family, and the outdoors as he possibly can.



DeMotts grew up in Columbia Falls, Mont., a beautiful town in the Rocky Mountains of north west Montana, known as "The Gateway to Glacier National Park."