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Congressman Cole visits Tinker

Man pointing at location for another to see.

Looking out the windows of the new air traffic control tower, 72nd Air Base Wing (ABW) Commander Col. G. Hall Sebren Jr. shows U.S. Rep. Tom Cole, Oklahoma District 4, the status of different construction projects at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, Aug. 3, 2021. Cole visited to get mission updates from Tinker organizations including the Air Force Sustainment Center, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex, 552nd Air Control Wing, 72nd ABW, 507th Air Refueling Wing and the U.S. Navy’s Strategic Communications Wing ONE. (U.S. Air Force photo by Paul Shirk)

Two men talking.

Senior Airman Daniel Garcia, 72nd Operations Support Squadron air traffic controller, left, speaks with U.S. Rep. Tom Cole, Oklahoma District 4, during a tour of the air traffic control tower at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, Aug. 3, 2021. Garcia spoke about the capabilities and improvements the new tower provides compared the previous tower, which was demolished July 7. (U.S. Air Force photo by Paul Shirk)

Man watching engineer using 3D scanner.

U.S. Rep. Tom Cole, Oklahoma District 4, left, watches as Nathan Pitcovich, 76th Commodities Maintenance Group mechanical engineer, right, demonstrates 3D scanning during a visit to the Reverse Engineering and Critical Tooling (REACT) Lab at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, Aug. 3, 2021. The REACT Lab uses the 3D models to recreate replacement parts, saving the Air Force time and money on aircraft sustainment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Paul Shirk)

Man, right, showing aircraft panel.

U.S. Rep. Tom Cole, Oklahoma District 4, left, looks at a replacement overhead panel for a B-1 Lancer aircraft shown by Jason Mann, a mechanical engineer at the Reverse Engineering and Critical Tooling (REACT) Lab at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, Aug. 3, 2021. The new panel, additively manufactured by REACT, is actually stronger than the original polycarbonate panel, shown on the top shelf of the cabinet. (U.S. Air Force photo by Paul Shirk)

Man, right, holding up a gasket for another to see.

Wade Wolfe, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex vice director, right, shows U.S. Rep. Tom Cole, Oklahoma District 4, left, an anti-ice gasket from a TF-33 jet engine during a tour of the Reverse Engineering and Critical Tooling (REACT) Lab at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, Aug. 3, 2021. The gasket was the first additively manufactured metal component to be tested on an Air Force aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Paul Shirk)

TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. --

U.S. Rep. Tom Cole, Oklahoma District 4, visited Tinker Air Force Base Aug. 3, 2021. Cole visited to get mission updates from Tinker organizations including the Air Force Sustainment Center, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex, 552nd Air Control Wing, 72nd ABW, 507th Air Refueling Wing and the U.S. Navy’s Strategic Communications Wing ONE.