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Schriever hosts Tech Expo

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- 2nd Lt. Kenneth Barber, 3rd Space Experimentation Squadron GPS crew chief, receives a real-time demonstration on intelligence and security solutions from Rick Racine, BAE Systems business developer during the 2017 Tech Expo, at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, and Tuesday, March 21. The expo featured nearly 30 vendors and 200 attendees. The technology on display ranged from fiber optic cables for various applications, to network and communication solutions. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Matthew Coleman-Foster)

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- 2nd Lt. Kenneth Barber, 3rd Space Experimentation Squadron GPS crew chief, receives a real-time demonstration on intelligence and security solutions from Rick Racine, BAE Systems business developer during the 2017 Tech Expo, at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, and Tuesday, March 21. The expo featured nearly 30 vendors and 200 attendees. The technology on display ranged from fiber optic cables for various applications, to network and communication solutions. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Matthew Coleman-Foster)

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. --

The 50th Space Communications Squadron hosted the 2017 Tech Expo featuring nearly 30 vendors and 200 attendees at the fitness center gym, March 21.

“The Tech Expo brings in some of the newest emerging technologies in networking, audio visual solutions, defensive cyber operations and all different kinds of cool stuff.”  said Senior Master Sgt. Phillip Peters, 50 SCS operations flight superintendent and one of the event organizers. “Schriever personnel use this technology, and are always looking for better ways to leverage technologies on our network.”

The technology ranged from fiber optic cables for various applications, to network and communication solutions. 50 SCS marketed and planned the event in cooperation with a private company.

“We have done this event for several years now for Schriever. We do about 60-80 of these expos stateside to overseas a year. Each year, we have more exhibitors and more attendees. I am excited to see the turnout here this year,” said Rachel Bennett, event manager.

According to Bennett, the one thing she loves most about the event is it gives service members face time with companies that create equipment they use to perform their duties.

“The main purpose is to get that face time, to learn what new technology there is,” said Bennett.

Staff Sgt. Kimberly Hughey, 25th Space Range Squadron NCO of intelligence operations, attended the event.

“My favorite part of the expo so far has been Kelyn Technologies, a female owned company which is a really big thing in technology, especially with it being Women’s History Month. It was really nice to meet the actual owner of the company and be able to talk to her out here because it is local,” said Hughey.

Peters said the most important thing for Air Force personnel to take away from the Tech Expo, is to know what is out there.

“Colonel Burt talks about innovating and driving innovation across our wing and across the Air Force. So, if you can get out here to learn about these new technologies, think about how we can leverage them so that we can do things more efficiently and more effectively. I think the more people we can get out here to look at these things the better off we will be,” said Peters.

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