By trodding fantastic paths that wind through pastures and forests dotted with surreal rock formations, one can see why the Mullerthal Trail in Luxembourg’s Mullerthal region was recently recognized as one of the best trails in Europe.
Nine Civil Air Patrol cadets from around Europe attended a weeklong encampment at Ramstein Air Base to fulfill a requirement before becoming officers in the CAP cadet program, a U.S. Air Force auxiliary for youth aged 12-21.
Just outside the town of St. Avold, the Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial fans out over 113.5 acres. With its 10,489 graves, it is where the largest number of American dead from World War II rest in Europe.
Like other soldiers who filed into a banner-strung gymnasium Tuesday to the cheers of family and friends, the 24-year-old infantryman from Chicago will now try easing back into family life, a readjustment after nearly a year away at war.
Some tell a story with words, others with pictures. The annual Military Photographer of the Year competition for servicemembers is judged at the Defense Information School in Fort Meade, Md., and Stars and Stripes has rounded up the top shots in several categories.
When it’s your time to battle at World of Laser Kaiserslautern, you’ll kit up and get a short intelligence brief. Then the countdown begins. A heart-racing rapid scattering of players intensifies as the voice coming from your vest says only one word, over and over. “Go!”
Under new Air Force uniform regulations, reflective belts are out and black socks are in. Hot-pink cell phones are now OK too, while in uniform, as are morale T-shirts and patches — but only on Fridays.
Destroyed in 1693 by an earthquake, the city of Noto was rebuilt about six miles from its original location, carved from sandstone the color of golden honey, and arguably Sicily’s best example of baroque architecture.
At a time when much of the ground-level U.S. role in Afghanistan is receding, medical evacuation crews continue to play a major part in the conflict, providing a service that Afghans appear incapable of fielding on their own.
Foot patrols, security details and interaction with locals in southern Afghanistan continue, as a Stripes photographer recently captured with soldiers from the 2nd Cavalry Regiment.
Joshua L. DeMotts
Joshua L. DeMotts is a military photojournalist working at Stars and Stripes
DeMotts cut his teeth in photography by attending the Defense Information
School in 2003. After leaving the school house he spent time in Oklahoma, the
Republic of Korea, and South Carolina where he was a member of the 1st Combat
Camera Squadron. From Combat Camera DeMotts became aerial qualified deploying in
support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, Combined
Endeavor, in the Netherlands, and Unified Response, in support of the Haiti
DeMotts completed the Military Photojournalism Program at Syracuse
University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications in May of 2011 and is
a 2009 Eddie Adams Workshop alumnus. He has won numerous military photography
awards including a 1st place Pictorial Category in the Department of Defense
Military Photographer of the Year Competition.
DeMotts grew up in Columbia Falls, Montana, a beautiful town in the Rocky
Mountains of northwest Montana, known as "The Gateway to Glacier National Park."
Large folk art creations in urban Detroit and Los Angeles neighborhoods, a museum garden in New York and a massive light installation on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge are being listed among the nation's endangered landscapes this year.
The bomber best known for dropping the atomic bombs on Japan also flew countless other raids. Karnig Thomasian's final mission on a B-29 Superfortress ended in flames when bombs collided and exploded in the air over Burma in 1945.
Stars and Stripes Tablet Edition subscribers get access to galleries of the most provocative photography around. From unparalleled war photography, to touching memorial coverage, or the most exciting sporting events, every gallery is hand-picked by Stars and Stripes staffers around the world. This gallery is a preview of some of the photography in the Tablet Edition.
Through Nov. 9, about one million visitors will pass through the 544th edition of the Basler Herbstmesse over the course of its 16-day run. Switzerland's biggest event of its kind offers rides, goods for sale, games, shows and other amusements.