Phones were invented to help keep us in touch with everything and everyone in our lives. But a lot of the time, the beeping buzzing objects in our pockets completely distract us from the real, non-virtual world that exists around us. On episode 5 of A Few Things With Claire and Erica, Claire and Erica stress the importance of taking a break from our phones to tune out and meditate.
Senior Airman Daniel Burkhardt and Staff Sgt. Christopher Bevins, both Air Force broadcast journalists currently supporting Joint Task Force National Capital Region, a task force of Department of Defense military and civilian personnel stood up in support of the 57th Presidential Inauguration, put the finishing touches on a cellphone application Jan. 14 that they designed from the ground up to provide real time information on the historic event. Burkhardt and Bevins have come from 11th Wing Public Affairs on their home station, Joint Base Andrews, Md. Their app, called Inauguration, was released by Apple Inc. Jan. 14 and is currently available through the corporations App Store. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Christopher M. Gaylord, 5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)