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Secretary of the Air Force Michael Wynne shakes hands with Col. "Tip" Stinnette, 39th Air Base Wing commander, after landing here Tuesday. Secretary Wynne visited Incirlik and met with troops. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nathan Lipscomb Incirlik welcomes SECAF
Secretary of the Air Force Michael W. Wynne and his wife Barbara arrived here at approximately noon today to meet with Team Incirlik members and witness the unique missions and capabilities conducted daily in support of full-spectrum operations. During his time here the secretary plans to visit a host of units to engage with Incirlik Airmen
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2006
INCIRLIK AIR BASE, Turkey --  Senior Airman Brandon Urban repairs a broken flood light here recently. Airman Urban is an aerospace ground equipment technician with the 39th Maintenance Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Bradley A. Lail) AGE saving time
Sometimes, it's the smallest of ideas that reap the biggest rewards. When the reward is more time to accomplish the mission, everyone benefits. Members of the 39th Maintenance Squadron aerospace ground equipment flight have combined several Air Force Smart Operations 21 initiatives to make their processes more efficient and trim the response time
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2006
A radar and approach control center air traffic controller watchs the radar during his shift. RAPCON members take the hand-off from tower members to help an aircraft continue to its destination.  (Photo by Senior Airman Dallas Edwards) Tower, RAPCON work together to keep planes moving
Aircraft are always coming and going at Incirlik. From fighters to tankers, military aircraft to commercial carriers, there is never a dull moment for our joint U.S. Air Force and Turkish Air Force team in the tower and radar approach control center. Together they control all the air traffic around the base. The two entities, of tower and RAPCON
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2006
Col.l Murrell "Tip" Stinnette, left, 39th Air Base Wing commander, and Brig. Gen. M. Yilmaz Erdogan, right, 10th Tanker Command commander, greet Maj. Gen. Sefer Ozturks on arrival Dec. 5. General Ozturks arrived with members of the U.S. and Turkish Defense Economic Cooperation Agreement teams. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Kelly L. LeGuillon) Incirlik welcomes DECA team
The Defense and Economic Cooperation Agreement team arrived Dec. 5 and is conducting their 26th annual visit through Dec. 8. This annual visit doesn't assess a pass or fail grade, but rather serves to strengthen the bilateral relationship between Turkey and the United States. This agreement, established in 1980, sets some operating rules for this
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2006
Default Air Force Logo AFSO 21 - Medical Group on the “Right Start”
The 39th Medical Group is helping Incirlik lead the way in Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century by leaning the medical Right Start procedures. Normally what took Incirlik newcomers two days to accomplish is now being done in just a fourth of that time. It is no longer necessary for members to schedule appointments for their Preventive
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2006
The Readiness Support Team, which is a group of Airmen trained to respond in case the worst happens on base, is already using AFSO21 to get the job done. (Courtesy photo) RST program practices AFSO21
Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century or AFSO21, as it is more recognizably known, takes this culture to the next level by focusing on how to do things smarter. Here at Incirlik we are all about leveraging our people smartly. The Readiness Support Team, which is a group of Airmen trained to respond in case the worst happens on base, is
0 12/04
2006
An attendee waits to celebrate mass with Pope Benedict XVI in Ephesus, Turkey, Nov. 29, holding the Catholic Flag, the Turkish flag and a number of rosaries.  (Courtesy photo) Pope visits Turkey
A once in a life time opportunity by shear definition only comes once. We got that opportunity Nov. 29 as we celebrated Mass with Pope Benedict XVI in Ephesus, Turkey. The Pope was invited by the Turkish Government to visit several locations in Turkey during one of the first Apostolic Journeys of his Pontificate. The significance of the Pope's trip
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2006
Staff Sgt. Raja Beckles (left) and Tech. Sgt. Chad Steele inventory items at the 39th Logistics Readiness Squadron at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, on Wednesday, June 21. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Oshawn Jefferson) 

Incirlik leaning toward future with AFSO21
In the Honorable Michael W. Wynne's, Secretary of the Air Force, December 2005 "Letter to Airmen," he talked about expanding lean concepts beyond just depot operations. That effort grew into Air Force Smart Operations 21 (AFSO 21), a dedicated effort to maximize value and minimize waste in our operations. Incirlik team members have taken those
0 12/01
2006
In order to comply with AFI 34-223, any private organization who intends to solicit gifts from Incirlik Alley merchants for holiday parties must first come to the legal office and obtain a template letter to be given to the merchant.  (Coutesy photo) Private organizations soliciting for gifts
In order to comply with AFI 34-223, any private organization who intends to solicit gifts from Incirlik Alley merchants for holiday parties must first come to the legal office and obtain a template letter to be given to the merchant. Private organizations unofficial activities need to be aware of the following: -- Use of the name/abbreviation of a
0 12/01
2006
Default Air Force Logo Groundbreaking construction begins on Adana Air Base
September 18, 1947, marked a monumental occasion in U.S. history when a new branch of military service was born, the United States Air Force. Four years later, while Airmen were still wearing surplus Army clothing, the first groundbreaking construction project took place marking the beginning of a 51-year bilateral relationship between the Turkish
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2006
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