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  • Lodging arrangements

    Make temporary lodging arrangements as far ahead of your arrival as possible. The 24-hour arrival point is the Hodja Inn Office, Bldg 1081, DSN 676-9357. Prior to arriving, reservations can be made by calling DSN 676-9353; your sponsor may help you with this as well. If dormitory or base housing is not immediately available, incoming personnel will
  • Local Sites

    Italy and Greece have a fair share of cities and monuments from antiquity, Libya and North Africa might have a few but nowhere have we seen so many as in Turkey. Along its Mediterranean coast, several thousand km long, Turkey is literally peppered with many of the most famous sites from Classic Hellenic culture. To name just a few: Troy, Pergamum,
  • Local Culture

    Turkey! Where is Turkey? Most Americans know little or nothing about this mysterious country before the Air Force sends them here. One of the greatest benefits of an Air Force career is the opportunity to experience new cultures. It is also true, however, that one of the greatest challenges of an Air Force career is adjusting to new cultures.
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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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