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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Preschool Playgroup parent leaders recognized

    For years, Incirlik's Preschool Playgroup has offered parents a chance to come together, share experiences and stimulate the development of the cognitive, problem solving and social skills of their preschoolers. Tuesday, the base recognized three of the parent leaders who volunteer to make the program possible. Rachael Hollingsworth, Carly Jones
  • Incirlik American School to sponsor urgent meeting

    The Installation/School Advisory Committee is sponsoring a meeting with Assistant Superintendent Sam Menniti, at 6 p.m. Dec. 11 in the Elementary School Media Center (Library) at Incirlik American School. The purpose of this meeting is to keep you informed of the changes that will occur with the reconfiguration to a Unit School.