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1st Lt. Timothy Richardson, communications officer, Combat Logistics Battalion 7 talks to vendors at the Tech Expo at the Combat Center’s Officer’s Club Nov. 15.

Photo by Lance Cpl. D. J. Wu

Expo brings inventions, ideas to Combat Center

23 Nov 2012 | Lance Cpl. D. J. Wu

Technology and communications are on an ever changing plain. The world and the Marine Corps is always on the lookout for the latest and greatest technologies that can push them forward.

The Tech Expo, hosted by the Combat Center's G-6 brought in-demand technologies and companies to the Combat Center's Officer's Club Nov. 15.

The G-6 and the event organizers, National Conference Services, Inc., collaborated to put together the expo. The G-6 takes requests from all over the Combat Center for vendor and product demonstrations.

“The companies here have some kind of focus broadly within the Marine Corps or specifically here at Twentynine Palms,” said Carolyn Clauss, event manager. “We give the opportunity for the companies to network with the different units on base.”

The Tech Expo tours military bases around the country. Vendors and companies know that the Combat Center is a major training installation in the Marine Corps. Each trip is catered to the needs of each installation.

“They know that there’s a lot of training going on,” Clauss said. “They know about the Communication-Electonics School, so they bring a lot of tactical communications and training equipment.”

Units across the installation were encouraged to go to the Tech Expo to see what it had to offer.

“I just came to the expo to see what’s out here,” said 1st Lt. Timothy Richardson, communications officer, Combat Logistics Battalion 7. “As a communications officer it’s important for me to know what’s coming out and what’s on the horizon.”

The Tech Expo is used as a tool to keep Marines aboard the Combat Center abreast of the progressing technology field.

“It’s a rapidly changing field and you have to keep your finger on the pulse,” Richardson said. “Technology changes quickly, especially in the communications field. You have to stay on top of it.”


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