Remembering The ‘American St. Nick’

ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – Richard Brookins died last Thursday at the age of 96.  He was a WWII veteran but his impact as a soldier is perhaps best known for the impromptu decision to have him dress up as Saint Nicholas on December 5th, 1944.

Security At Air Force’s Rome Lab Under Scrutiny

SYRACUSE, NY (WRVO) – Members of New York’s Congressional delegation are trying to secure funding to build a fence around the Air Force Research Laboratory in Rome. Without the proper security, they fear the “Rome Lab” is potentially vulnerable to terrorist attacks.

DARPA ‘Improv’ Challenge, a Tiny T-Rex, and Plastic Homes for Sea Life

Lt. Samantha Ratanarat loads soil samples onto the LEM after completing an extra-vehicular mission. Photo by Josh White
Science Friday airs on WSQX March 18, 2016 from 2-4pm.  

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, is turning to the crowd to hack toasters, vacuums, and other off-the-shelf products to figure out how these technologies might be used against the military. Science writer Maggie Koerth-Baker brings us this story and other science picks from the week. Plus, how floating plastic waste can provide a home — and a transportation system — for sea life.

Military Family Resources

As many as 700,000 U.S. children under the age of five have a parent in the military.  To help support the military families that live in our region, WSKG has created this resources page.  Here you find national and local initiatives offering important, specialized content for military families.  WSKG also has a variety of family toolkits available please contact to learn more.  Additionally, you can find these materials in our community at the Greater Binghamton Airport’s Military Family Room.