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  • Heat and Flag Conditions

    IntroductionThe goal of the thermal stress management program is to prevent heat-related injuries through education and monitoring. Monitoring is conducted May through October when temperatures are expected to reach 85 degrees Fahrenheit as a daily high and during readiness exercises. The Wet Bulb Globe Temperature (WBGT) measurements take into
  • Host nation sensitivities

    Turks are very proud of their history and the founder of their country, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. They show a great respect to Ataturk's name, pictures and statues. Do not act disrespectfully to Ataturk's name, pictures or statues, including Turkish money, which has Ataturk's picture on it.Saluting Turkish officers while in uniform is not required,
  • Household goods

    Housing at Incirlik is small so you need to think about what you will bringbefore packing day. Square footage tends to be limited and you will have acarport instead of a garage. Talk with your sponsor before you decide tobring a lot of furniture or your home woodshop...otherwise, you may findthat you do not have the space required when you arrive.
  • Housing

    Military personnel and appropriated government employees are required to resideon base and are not eligible for off-base housing allowances.DoDDS teachers and contracting personnel are authorized to reside off-base andmay receive allowances.All houses are equipped with washers, dryers and refrigerators. Check out the interactive housing website for
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Incirlik History

The U.S. Engineering Group began construction of the base located approximately 250 miles southeast of Ankara, Turkey, in the spring of 1951. The U.S. Air Force initially planned to use the base as an emergency staging and recovery site for medium and heavy bombers. The Turkish General Staff and the U.S. Air Force signed a joint use agreement for the new base in December 1954. Fact Sheet

Sensitivities

Turks are very proud of their history and the founder of their country, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. They show a great respect to Ataturk's name, pictures and statues. Do not act disrespectfully to Ataturk's name, pictures or statues, including Turkish money, which has Ataturk's picture on it. Fact Sheet

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