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Incirlik participates in Military Saves Week

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Thomas Daniels, 39th Air Base Wing command chief, and U.S. Air Force Col. David Eaglin, 39th ABW commander, pose with the signed Military Saves Week proclamatio

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Thomas Daniels, 39th Air Base Wing command chief, and U.S. Air Force Col. David Eaglin, 39th ABW commander, pose with the signed Military Saves Week proclamation at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Feb. 26, 2018. The members of Incirlik AB will have the opportunity, during Military Saves Week, to take part in activities and classes teaching them about financial readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kimberly Nagle/Released)

Graphic for Military Saves Week

Military Saves Week, which will take place Feb. 26 through March 3, 2018, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, has been a part of the Department of Defense’s Financial Readiness Campaign and a partner of the DoD since 2003. The Incirlik AB Airman and Family Readiness Center is hosting several classes and activities throughout the week. (Courtesy graphic)

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Thomas Daniels, 39th Air Base Wing command chief, signs the Military Saves Week proclamation

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Thomas Daniels, 39th Air Base Wing command chief, signs the Military Saves Week proclamation at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Feb. 26, 2018. The members of the Airman and Family Readiness Center will host classes and events throughout the week for individuals, providing them with financial knowledge. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kimberly Nagle/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. David Eaglin, 39th Air Base Wing commander, signs the Military Saves Week proclamation

U.S. Air Force Col. David Eaglin, 39th Air Base Wing commander, signs the Military Saves Week proclamation at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Feb. 26, 2018. Throughout the week, members of the Airman and Family Readiness Center will host classes, such as home and car buying, tax free benefits and investing basics. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kimberly Nagle/Released)

INCIRLIK AIR BASE, Turkey --

Military Saves Week, which will take place Feb. 26 through March 3, 2018, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, has been a part of the Department of Defense’s Financial Readiness Campaign and a partner of the DoD since 2003.  

“The week seeks to persuade, motivate and encourage military families to save money every month, and to convince leaders and organizations to be aggressive in promoting automatic savings,” said U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Robert Smith, Airmen and Family Readiness Center superintendent. “It provides opportunities for the military community to focus on the financial readiness of our service members and their families, including the reduction of debt and saving to meet personal or family goals.” 

While stationed at Incirlik, Airmen are eligible for the Savings Deposit Program, allowing individuals in the program to invest up to $10,000.

“You receive a guaranteed 10 percent annual interest, which is compounded quarterly,” said Dana Cozzens, A&FRC Community Readiness consultant. “You can keep the money in your account up to three months after you leave [Incirlik]. Speak with the finance office about contributing to this program here, while you are making the extra money.”

The event hosted by the A&FRC, throughout the week, will endorse the Office of the Secretary of Defense’s financial readiness initiative and enhance mission readiness. Members of Incirlik AB will have opportunities to enhance their financial knowledge with personal financial management classes, such as investing basics, home/car buying and tax-free benefits.

“These events provide a great opportunity for our service members to place a priority on financial responsibility and focus on healthy savings behaviors,” said Smith. “Whether it's getting out of debt, building an emergency fund or saving for retirement, we want everyone to take this week to focus on setting a financial goal and making a plan and have a little fun while they're at it.”

For more information on financial readiness or to register for a class, contact the A&FRC at 676-6755.