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  • Air Force may hold RIF board if goal not met

    The Air Force will convene an officer reduction in force board in June if it fails to meet its force-shaping goal, said the service's senior most officer for manpower and personnel. "While the goal has been to reduce active-duty end strength through voluntary programs where possible, if at the end of the extended Voluntary Separation Pay
  • Joint patrols keep ‘Lik’ in good hands

    They may not be as well known as Riggs and Murtaugh, Tango and Cash or Starsky and Hutch, but members of the 39th Security Forces Squadron and the Turkish Air Force are partners all the same. "The joint patrol is actually the way we do integrated base defense here," said Maj. Brian Gillespie, 39th SFS commander. "Joint patrols allow us a way to
  • Don't let '07 burn a hole in your pocket

    Portable DVD players, iPods, plasma screen televisions and the latest and greatest in computer upgrades are all tempting purchases, especially during the peak of the holiday sales. The New Year, better you, needs to stay on to top of seasonal spending to avoid overspending or getting into debt. Planning a budget will start you off on the right foot
  • ‘Lik’ instructor honored for molding future NCOs

    Another Team Incirlik member has done it again as the awards keep rolling in. One of the most recent being the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Airman Leadership School Instructor of the Year, which was awarded to Staff Sgt. Alexandra Melenciano, an ALS instructor at the schoolhouse here. "I was extremely surprised and honored," she said of winning. When
  • Survey says … tax volunteers needed

    David Letterman may say otherwise, but nationwide surveys indicate one of the Top 10 most common New Year's Resolutions - right up there with dropping a few pounds and quitting smoking - is volunteering and helping others. The polls also indicate, however, that the average person is more likely to at least hit the gym a few times than actually lend
  • Improving your running time

    For many, the New Year often brings a new resolution. For those whose goal is to improve the run portion of their physical training assessment or just become more physically fit, Incirlik's Health and Wellness Center is a good place to start. "There is much more to running than just putting on a pair of shoes and hitting the pavement," said Robert
  • Commissaries ring up savings for military families

    Commissary customers are ringing in the New Year with record-breaking savings. As a result they should be "resolving" to shop their local commissary more often. "I'm proud to announce that average customer savings for a family of four have risen to nearly $3,000 annually," said Defense Commissary Agency Director and CEO Patrick Nixon. "As an
  • Sergeant brings home manpower of the year award

    U.S. Air Forces in Europe recently announced the winners of the command's 2006 Manpower and Organization Awards for Professional Excellence and Tech. Sgt. Dana Bridges, 39th Mission Support Squadron manpower analyst, was named noncommissioned officer of the year. "The award came as a total surprise," said Sergeant Bridges, who has been at Incirlik
  • 'Lik' to welcome 18 to the rank of captain

    Eighteen members of team Incirlik got the news Jan. 3 that they will be promoted to captain this year."Force shaping was a big hurdle for the 2002-2003 year groups, so being retained was as good of news as being selected for promotion to captain," said 1st Lt. Rose Richeson, 39th Air Base Wing Public Affairs deputy chief.The entire list of
  • Incirlik serves as recon hub

    Following the termination of the USAF meteorological balloon launching activity in 1955, the base commander was notified that another tenant unit, Detachment 10-10, would soon arrive (click here for the rest of the 1951-1955 Incirlik article) . After the first five years, Adana Air Base was still undergoing a flurry of construction. Without a
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