Spc. Tiffany Dusterhoft: My name is Tiffany Dusterhoft. I’m a specialist in the US Army.
My parents were very supportive. They knew that I needed something, you know, in my life, more than just going straight to school. I needed that worldly experience, travel. I wanted that more than I wanted to go straight into school.
Garrison life as a photographer tends to be a lot of ceremonies. Recently, I had a Hawaii Medal of Honor Award ceremony, and I got to go cover that, and that was really great.
I’d say the best year of my military career was deployment. I got to go out with so many different units, on so many different missions, covering all different sorts of events, and just such a wide range of opportunities you get with this job. I would explain it as the best job in the Military, honestly. There’s so much travel, you meet so many people, you know, people in the states, people in different countries. I’ve been to so many different places, met so many really awesome people.
As far as duty stations go, Hawaii has been the best duty station. (laughs) It’s beautiful! If you’re an outdoors person, then this is a great place to be. There’s hiking, there’s waterfalls, there’s surfing, paddle boarding, kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving. There’s tons of things that you can do out here. It’s amazing, and I do it. Every weekend, I hike to my favorite waterfall that’s by my house, and you know, I’m real close to the Marine Corps base, so I use their facilities there. You know, their beach is beautiful.
I try to express the Military through a camera, and I think it says a whole lot more than words can say.