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39th Air Base Wing Mission

Airmen spread out around the flightline to begin a foreign-object-debris walk to remove trash and other objects from the area May 29, 2012, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The FOD walk was a combined effort between the 39th Air Base Wing and Turkish air force 10th Tanker Base Command to clear the area of  debris that could potentially damage aircraft engines. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Marissa Tucker/Released)

Airmen spread out around the flightline to begin a foreign-object-debris walk to remove trash and other objects from the area May 29, 2012, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The FOD walk was a combined effort between the 39th Air Base Wing and Turkish air force 10th Tanker Base Command to clear the area of debris that could potentially damage aircraft engines. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Marissa Tucker/Released)

Incirlik Air Base is located seven miles from Adana, Turkey. About 1,500 military members are assigned here. 

The mission of the 39th Air Base Wing is to support and protect U.S. and NATO assets and people throughout Turkey while providing a full spectrum of capabilities to the warfighter. The 39 ABW also supports two geographically separated units. 

Winning teamwork, strategic location and robust infrastructure combine to ensure the success of Team Incirlik. 

Close to many of the world's potential trouble spots, Incirlik is an important base in NATO's Southern Region. 

The 39 ABW helps protect U.S. and NATO interests in the Southern Region by providing a responsive staging and operational air base ready to project integrated, forward-based air power. 

Although the wing has no permanently assigned aircraft, it provides excellent facilities and supports the following areas: 

-- Training deployments and regional exercises -- besides its real-world operational support, Incirlik offers many training facilities. These facilities complement the area's cooperative weather, sparsely populated terrain and uncongested airspace. Pilots fly training sorties, including air-to-air, air-to-ground and low-altitude operations. 

-- Communications for National Command Authority taskings -- Incirlik is a key communications link in the southern region. 

-- Hub support for various units -- Incirlik provides vital support for numerous tenant and two geographically separated units located throughout Turkey. Key support includes medical services, supply, security and force protection, base infrastructure maintenance, communications support, transportation services, airlift, services and personnel support. 

An Air Mobility Command tenant unit at Incirlik, the 728th Air Mobility Squadron, provides air transport of passengers and cargo. It moves 70 percent of all air sustainment cargo going into Afghanistan.