On Wednesday, Aug. 5, the National Conference Services, Inc., hosted the 7th annual Technology Expo at the Elkhorn Catering and Conference Center here at Fort Carson.
The expo, which was free to everyone, hosted approximately 29 exhibitors that displayed and demonstrated some of the newest technology from communications to encryption software.
Katie Rumbolt, an events coordinator for NCSI said the expo was to provide the military with innovative technology to help it deploy logistically and to complete its mission.
It's a great networking opportunity for the senior leadership that makes the decisions regarding the purchase of new technology, said Rumbolt. "They always want to know what's up and coming", she added.
Aardvark Tactical, which attracted the largest crowds, with the Taser X26 demonstrations and a display of the latest in military tactical gear. Jacob Stone, an Aardvark Tactical exhibitor said he contacted some of the units that he supplied to inform them about the expo.
Major Andrew McCormick, with the Fort Carson Provost Marshal Office, and a native of Mendon, Mich., said this was his first time at the expo and he came because he was contacted by Aardvark Tactical.
He said by coming to the expo he was able to verify some of the products that he ordered from the company.
Command Sgt Maj. Jeffery Mann, of the 52nd Engineer Battalion and a native of Camarillo, Calif., said that his battalion was new to Carson and he came out to see some of the new things they may be getting.
Spc. James Baker of the 242nd Ordnance Battalion EOD, a native of Colorado Springs, Colo., said he came out to check out the cool new things that the expo had to offer.
"The expo is a helpful tool for everyone that uses technology," said Rumbolt.
The expo, which is an annual event, is usually held around the same time each year said Kelly McCarthy, NCSI assistant events coordinator.