Panasonic develops emergency flashlight

With only a few more days until the end of the world as we know it, surely everyone has their survival gear all packed and ready to go.  But for those lazy-bones last minute disaster preparers Panasonic feels they have developed the “ultimate disaster survival flashlight”, called Any Battery Light. As the name suggests, this flashlight can run on any common battery you find lying around, regardless of its size, from AAA to D. Think your built-in rechargeable battery using light will work this Fr ... More

Flashlights help GI students learn music

By Lauren Conley Students at one local elementary got a unique lesson in music class Tuesday. They used flashlights. Not to make music, but to identify sections of the song. Fourth and fifth graders at Englemen Elementary in Grand Island are learning about musical form. Tuesday they were given flashlights with different colored lenses. The music teacher says she wanted to come up with a new way to engage students. Read more: Flashlights help GI students learn music More

Locals react to 'End of the World' prediction

With all the hype from popular songs and box office hits like “2012” portraying what would happen if the world ends. Does anyone actually believe it will happen? “I don't really believe it,” said Eva Bishop from Clovis. “It will end, but not tomorrow,” said Scott Drake from Fresno. Jera Beshwate said, “I think it's funny.” Beshwate believes the buzz is the result of popular culture and imaginations running wild. “People are r ... More
Jihad in cyberspace

Jihad in cyberspace

By John Bumgarner and Michael Mylrea Security Solutions International Media coverage of jihadists has often focused on acts o ... More

Obamas offer holiday wishes to service members

By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service Washington — During the weekly address from the White House, President Obama and his wife Michelle wished service members, veterans and their families a happy holiday season, and called on all Americans to remember those in harm’s way. The theme of the president and first lady’s address was reunions. What makes this season so special, Michelle Obama said, is spending time with those we love. And more military families are getting the chance to do ... More

Official travelers can claim reimbursement for excess baggage fees

By Donna Miles American Forces Press Service Washington — Service members traveling for official business, including deployments, will continue to receive full reimbursement for reasonable, authorized excess baggage fees, defense officials said. A recently updated fact sheet from the Department of Defense Per Diem, Travel and Transportation Committee explains department policy regarding excess baggage in light of new charges many airlines have imposed for checked baggage. As airlines struggle to offset i ... More

Airlines revise policies for troops’ checked baggage

By Donna Miles American Forces Press Service Washington — Military members traveling on orders on several major U.S. air carriers can check four, and in some cases five, bags without charge based on new policies the airlines instituted in recent days. Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, United Airlines and Continental Airlines announced the new policies after Army reservists returning from Afghanistan had to pay more than $2,800 to cover the costs of their fourth checked bags on a Delta flight. Two member ... More