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Tech Expo sparks innovation at Keesler

John DeMetro, Fiber Instrument Sales Inc. sales associate, demonstrates how to use an AC4 fusion splicer during the Annual Keesler Air Force Base Tech Expo inside the Bay Breeze Event Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Feb. 5, 2019. The expo was hosted by the 81st Communications Squadron and was free to all Defense Department, government and contractor personnel with base access. U.S. Air Force Maj. Jon Drummond, 81st Communictions Squadron commander, said events like this allows us to see the local vendors' newest technologies and find opportunities to branch that technology with Keesler's training mission. The event was held to introduce military members to the latest in technological advancements to bolster the Air Force's capabilities in national defense. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

John DeMetro, Fiber Instrument Sales Inc. sales associate, demonstrates how to use an AC4 fusion splicer during the Annual Keesler Air Force Base Tech Expo inside the Bay Breeze Event Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Feb. 5, 2019. The expo was hosted by the 81st Communications Squadron and was free to all Defense Department, government and contractor personnel with base access. U.S. Air Force Maj. Jon Drummond, 81st Communictions Squadron commander, said events like this allows us to see the local vendors' newest technologies and find opportunities to branch that technology with Keesler's training mission. The event was held to introduce military members to the latest in technological advancements to bolster the Air Force's capabilities in national defense. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force 2nd Lts. Steven Call and Taylor Jordan, 333rd Training Squadron students, test out Bose aviation headsets during the Annual Keesler Air Force Base Tech Expo inside the Bay Breeze Event Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Feb. 5, 2019. The expo was hosted by the 81st Communications Squadron and was free to all Defense Department, government and contractor personnel with base access. U.S. Air Force Maj. Jon Drummond, 81st CS commander, said events like this allows us to see the local vendors' newest technologies and find opportunities to branch that technology with Keesler's training mission. The event was held to introduce military members to the latest in technological advancements to bolster the Air Force's capabilities in national defense. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force 2nd Lts. Steven Call and Taylor Jordan, 333rd Training Squadron students, test out Bose aviation headsets during the Annual Keesler Air Force Base Tech Expo inside the Bay Breeze Event Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Feb. 5, 2019. The expo was hosted by the 81st Communications Squadron and was free to all Defense Department, government and contractor personnel with base access. U.S. Air Force Maj. Jon Drummond, 81st CS commander, said events like this allows us to see the local vendors' newest technologies and find opportunities to branch that technology with Keesler's training mission. The event was held to introduce military members to the latest in technological advancements to bolster the Air Force's capabilities in national defense. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Derek Benson, Corning Optical Communications LLC sales engineer, provides an equipment brief to William Scott, 338th Training Squadron instructor supervisor, and Michael Clark, 338th TRS resource advisor, during the Annual Keesler Air Force Base Tech Expo inside the Bay Breeze Event Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Feb. 5, 2019. The expo was hosted by the 81st Communications Squadron and was free to all Defense Department, government and contractor personnel with base access. U.S. Air Force Maj. Jon Drummond, 81st CS commander, said events like this allows us to see the local vendors' newest technologies and find opportunities to branch that technology with Keesler's training mission. The event was held to introduce military members to the latest in technological advancements to bolster the Air Force's capabilities in national defense. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Derek Benson, Corning Optical Communications LLC sales engineer, provides an equipment brief to William Scott, 338th Training Squadron instructor supervisor, and Michael Clark, 338th TRS resource advisor, during the Annual Keesler Air Force Base Tech Expo inside the Bay Breeze Event Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Feb. 5, 2019. The expo was hosted by the 81st Communications Squadron and was free to all Defense Department, government and contractor personnel with base access. U.S. Air Force Maj. Jon Drummond, 81st CS commander, said events like this allows us to see the local vendors' newest technologies and find opportunities to branch that technology with Keesler's training mission. The event was held to introduce military members to the latest in technological advancements to bolster the Air Force's capabilities in national defense. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Johnny Truong, VA Hospital chiropractor, watches a demonstration on a common access card lock given by Terry Collins, Allegion government sales director, during the Annual Keesler Air Force Base Tech Expo inside the Bay Breeze Event Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Feb. 5, 2019. The expo was hosted by the 81st Communications Squadron and was free to all Defense Department, government and contractor personnel with base access. U.S. Air Force Maj. Jon Drummond, 81st CS commander, said events like this allows us to see the local vendors' newest technologies and find opportunities to branch that technology with Keesler's training mission. The event was held to introduce military members to the latest in technological advancements to bolster the Air Force's capabilities in national defense. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Johnny Truong, VA Hospital chiropractor, watches a demonstration on a common access card lock given by Terry Collins, Allegion government sales director, during the Annual Keesler Air Force Base Tech Expo inside the Bay Breeze Event Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Feb. 5, 2019. The expo was hosted by the 81st Communications Squadron and was free to all Defense Department, government and contractor personnel with base access. U.S. Air Force Maj. Jon Drummond, 81st CS commander, said events like this allows us to see the local vendors' newest technologies and find opportunities to branch that technology with Keesler's training mission. The event was held to introduce military members to the latest in technological advancements to bolster the Air Force's capabilities in national defense. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Carl Hancik, Tektronix mainstream sales manager, provides an equipment brief to Keesler personnel during the Annual Keesler Air Force Base Tech Expo inside the Bay Breeze Event Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Feb. 5, 2019. The expo was hosted by the 81st Communications Squadron and was free to all Defense Department, government and contractor personnel with base access. U.S. Air Force Maj. Jon Drummond, 81st CS commander, said events like this allows us to see the local vendors' newest technologies and find opportunities to branch that technology with Keesler's training mission. The event was held to introduce military members to the latest in technological advancements to bolster the Air Force's capabilities in national defense. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Carl Hancik, Tektronix mainstream sales manager, provides an equipment brief to Keesler personnel during the Annual Keesler Air Force Base Tech Expo inside the Bay Breeze Event Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Feb. 5, 2019. The expo was hosted by the 81st Communications Squadron and was free to all Defense Department, government and contractor personnel with base access. U.S. Air Force Maj. Jon Drummond, 81st CS commander, said events like this allows us to see the local vendors' newest technologies and find opportunities to branch that technology with Keesler's training mission. The event was held to introduce military members to the latest in technological advancements to bolster the Air Force's capabilities in national defense. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

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