Congresswoman Mary Fallin (OK-05) today joined Air Force personnel, state, county and local officials in celebrating the grand opening of Building 9001, the newest addition to the Tinker Aerospace Complex.
"I am proud to celebrate the opening of this new facility and am grateful for the partnership and collaboration between Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma County, the state of Oklahoma, and the Air Force in making this vision a reality.
I continue to be incredibly happy with the quality of our military programs and facilities in Oklahoma and am appreciative of their continued good work for our country," said Fallin. "The success of this project is a true testament to the wonderful community support that surrounds Tinker and all of Oklahoma’s military installations."
The new space will allow the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center (OC-ALC) to realign maintenance workloads and increase space for future acquisitions at Tinker.
By the end of this year, the 600,000 square foot building will house shops from the 76th Propulsion Maintenance Group, the 76th Maintenance Support Group, the Defense Logistics Agency and the 76th Commodities Maintenance Group. Officials expect to hire several new employees over the next year, citing an immediate need for 500 new employees and additional hires proceeding future workload increases.
"I am extremely proud to have the opportunity to represent our military men and women on the Armed Services committee, and I will do everything in my power to ensure they receive the support and funding they deserve from our federal government and community."