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Petty Officer 2nd Class Tyellis Greenprice, corpsman, Navy Personnel Office, looks at night vision mounting equipment made by Norotos Inc., at the Officers’ Club during the Tactical and Technology Day Expo April 19, 2016. (Official Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Dave Flores/Released)

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Marines peer into future at tech expo

28 Apr 2016 | Pfc. Dave Flores Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms

The Combat Center’s Communication Training Battalion brought some of the latest innovations in technology to the Combat Center by hosting the Tactical and Technology Day Expo at the Officer’s Club April 19, 2016.

More than 20 companies presented unit leaders with the various tactical innovations and services they have to offer. The expo showcased some of the latest technological advances and the most compatible services the military can choose from, such as 3D printing.

According to Haley Scott, government contracts manager, Divine Imaging Inc., the expo provides a useful outlet for service members to see product demonstrations first hand.

“It is easy to fill out one or two orders online, but if you go to the bases you can see what your troops really need,” Scott said. “That is what we’re here to do, support the military and all their procurement needs.”

Marines and sailors from various units came to the expo to see how they could improve their unit’s effectiveness. An example of the equipment presented included helmet mounting gear with built-in infrared and visible light flashlights which would allow for greater accessibility during night operations.

“It is important to expose leaders to the technology that is available so we can look at how we can help Marines on the ground,” said Master Sgt. Robert Robinson, operations chief, Marine Corps Tactics Operations Group.

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