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Incirlik Air Base 2015 Year in Review

Members of Incirlik Air Base jump into the pool at the 2015 Polar Plunge Jan. 17, 2015, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. Many of the members quickly climbed out because of the freezing temperature, while a couple members continued to swim. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Caleb Pierce/Released)

Members of Incirlik Air Base jump into the pool at the 2015 Polar Plunge Jan. 17, 2015, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. Many of the members quickly climbed out because of the freezing temperature, while a couple members continued to swim. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Caleb Pierce/Released)

Senior Airmen DeMarcus Hayes (left), and Michael Dean, 39th Security Forces Squadron defenders, provide security while logging all emergency responders who enter the area during a base-wide exercise Jan. 28, 2015, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The exercise tested the response time and capabilities of security forces members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Krystal Ardrey/Released)

Senior Airmen DeMarcus Hayes (left), and Michael Dean, 39th Security Forces Squadron defenders, provide security while logging all emergency responders who enter the area during a base-wide exercise Jan. 28, 2015, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The exercise tested the response time and capabilities of security forces members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Krystal Ardrey/Released)

Dependents from the 39th Air Base Wing pose for a group photo during the 2015 Job Shadow Day April 24, 2015, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The event gave children the opportunity to observe a myriad of military and civilian careers in action by “shadowing” their parents or other Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cory W. Bush/Released)

Dependents from the 39th Air Base Wing pose for a group photo during the 2015 Job Shadow Day April 24, 2015, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The event gave children the opportunity to observe a myriad of military and civilian careers in action by “shadowing” their parents or other Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cory W. Bush/Released)

Col. John Walker accepts command of the 39th Air Base Wing during the wing's change of command ceremony July 31, 2015, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The ceremony is a tradition in which authority and responsibility for a unit is transferred from one officer to another. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Krystal Ardrey/Released)

Col. John Walker accepts command of the 39th Air Base Wing during the wing's change of command ceremony July 31, 2015, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The ceremony is a tradition in which authority and responsibility for a unit is transferred from one officer to another. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Krystal Ardrey/Released)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon takes off from Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, in support of Operation Inherent Resolve Aug. 12, 2015. This follows Turkey's decision to host the deployment of U.S. aircraft conducting counter-ISIL operations. The U.S. and Turkey, as members of the 60-plus nation coalition, are committed to the fight against ISIL in pursuit of peace and stability in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Krystal Ardrey /Released)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon takes off from Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, in support of Operation Inherent Resolve Aug. 12, 2015. This follows Turkey's decision to host the deployment of U.S. aircraft conducting counter-ISIL operations. The U.S. and Turkey, as members of the 60-plus nation coalition, are committed to the fight against ISIL in pursuit of peace and stability in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Krystal Ardrey /Released)

Staff Sgt. Adam Borjon, 435th Construction Training Squadron engineer system’s operator (left), and Senior Airman Alen Turner, 435th CTS pavement and equipment operator, build structures Sept. 23, 2015 in support of personnel recovery operations at Diyarbakir Air Base, Turkey. The 435th Contingency Response Group deployed from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, in support of the U.S. Air Forces Central Command’s staging aircraft and Airmen in southeast Turkey to enhance Coalition capabilities to support personnel recovery operations in Syria and Iraq. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Cory W. Bush/Released)

Staff Sgt. Adam Borjon, 435th Construction Training Squadron engineer system’s operator (left), and Senior Airman Alen Turner, 435th CTS pavement and equipment operator, build structures Sept. 23, 2015 in support of personnel recovery operations at Diyarbakir Air Base, Turkey. The 435th Contingency Response Group deployed from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, in support of the U.S. Air Forces Central Command’s staging aircraft and Airmen in southeast Turkey to enhance Coalition capabilities to support personnel recovery operations in Syria and Iraq. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Cory W. Bush/Released)

Two HC-130J Combat King II sit on the flight line in preparation for cargo unload at Diyarbakir Air Base, Turkey, Sept. 28, 2015. The aircraft is deployed to Diyarbakir AB in an effort to enhance Coalition capabilities and support personnel recovery operations in Syria and Iraq. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cory W. Bush/Released)

Two HC-130J Combat King II sit on the flight line in preparation for cargo unload at Diyarbakir Air Base, Turkey, Sept. 28, 2015. The aircraft is deployed to Diyarbakir AB in an effort to enhance Coalition capabilities and support personnel recovery operations in Syria and Iraq. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cory W. Bush/Released)

Senior Airman Megan Morales, 39th Security Forces Squadron NCO in-charge of reports and analysis, provides security during a wing-wide exercise Oct. 2, 2015, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The exercise tested the base's first responders’ readiness and ability to respond to an emergency at a moment's notice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Krystal Ardrey/Released)

Senior Airman Megan Morales, 39th Security Forces Squadron NCO in-charge of reports and analysis, provides security during a wing-wide exercise Oct. 2, 2015, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The exercise tested the base's first responders’ readiness and ability to respond to an emergency at a moment's notice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Krystal Ardrey/Released)

U.S. Airmen from the 39th Air Base Wing worked with Turkish airmen from the 10th Tanker Base Command, to rid the flight line of foreign object debris Oct. 8, 2015, Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The FOD walk is an annual joint effort to ensure incoming and outgoing aircraft are not damaged by debris. (U.S Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eboni Reams/Released)

U.S. Airmen from the 39th Air Base Wing worked with Turkish airmen from the 10th Tanker Base Command, to rid the flight line of foreign object debris Oct. 8, 2015, Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The FOD walk is an annual joint effort to ensure incoming and outgoing aircraft are not damaged by debris. (U.S Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eboni Reams/Released)

An A-10C Thunderbolt II attack aircraft taxis on the flight line after landing at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Oct. 15, 2015. The aircraft are deployed to Turkey in support of the Coalition effort against ISIL and Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cory W. Bush/Released)
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An A-10C Thunderbolt II attack aircraft taxis on the flight line after landing at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Oct. 15, 2015. The aircraft are deployed to Turkey in support of the Coalition effort against ISIL and Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cory W. Bush/Released)

Chaplain (Col.) John Shipman is the wing chaplain for the 39th Air Base Wing at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey.  As the wing chaplain, Shipman is responsible for all Chaplain Corps personnel, operations and resources supporting the wing mission. He also conducts worship services and observances, provides pastoral care and advises leadership on an array of religious issues.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Taylor Worley)
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Chaplain (Col.) John Shipman is the wing chaplain for the 39th Air Base Wing at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. As the wing chaplain, Shipman is responsible for all Chaplain Corps personnel, operations and resources supporting the wing mission. He also conducts worship services and observances, provides pastoral care and advises leadership on an array of religious issues. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Taylor Worley)

U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles taxi the runway after landing Nov. 12, 2015, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The Strike Eagles deployed to Incirlik AB to conduct counter-ISIL missions in Iraq and Syria in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. This dual-role fighter designed to perform air-to-air and air-to-ground missions in all weather conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Taylor Worley)
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U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles taxi the runway after landing Nov. 12, 2015, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The Strike Eagles deployed to Incirlik AB to conduct counter-ISIL missions in Iraq and Syria in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. This dual-role fighter designed to perform air-to-air and air-to-ground missions in all weather conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Taylor Worley)

An U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle from the 48th Fighter Wing at RAF Lakenheath, UK, lands Nov. 12, 2015 at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The aircraft are deployed to Incirlik AB in support of Operation Inherent Resolve and counter-ISIL missions in Iraq and Syria. This dual-role fighter jet is designed to perform air-to-air and air-to-ground missions in all weather conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cory W. Bush/Released)
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An U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle from the 48th Fighter Wing at RAF Lakenheath, UK, lands Nov. 12, 2015 at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The aircraft are deployed to Incirlik AB in support of Operation Inherent Resolve and counter-ISIL missions in Iraq and Syria. This dual-role fighter jet is designed to perform air-to-air and air-to-ground missions in all weather conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cory W. Bush/Released)

U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle sits after shortly landing Nov. 12, 2015, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. Six F-15Es from the 48th Fighter Wing, based at RAF Lakenheath, UK,  deployed to Incirlik in support of Operation Inherent Resolve and counter-ISIL missions in Iraq and Syria. This dual-role fighter jet is designed to perform air-to-air and air-to-ground missions in all weather conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cory W. Bush/Released)
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U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle sits after shortly landing Nov. 12, 2015, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. Six F-15Es from the 48th Fighter Wing, based at RAF Lakenheath, UK, deployed to Incirlik in support of Operation Inherent Resolve and counter-ISIL missions in Iraq and Syria. This dual-role fighter jet is designed to perform air-to-air and air-to-ground missions in all weather conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cory W. Bush/Released)

Col. John Walker, 39th Air Base Wing commander, shows U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken the airfield layout at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Nov. 20, 2015. Blinken visited Incirlik to get a firsthand look at the base’s operation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jack Sanders/Released)
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Col. John Walker, 39th Air Base Wing commander, shows U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken the airfield layout at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Nov. 20, 2015. Blinken visited Incirlik to get a firsthand look at the base’s operation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jack Sanders/Released)

Col. John Walker, 39th Air Base Wing commander, and his wife Ms. Walker, flip the switch to light officially light the tree during the 2015 Incirlik Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony Dec. 1, 2015, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. Events of the tree lighting included a speech from Col. John Walker, 39th Air Base Wing commander, a visit from Santa Claus and the singing of holiday carols. (U.S. Air Force photos by Senior Airman Krystal Ardrey/Released)
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Col. John Walker, 39th Air Base Wing commander, and his wife Ms. Walker, flip the switch to light officially light the tree during the 2015 Incirlik Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony Dec. 1, 2015, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. Events of the tree lighting included a speech from Col. John Walker, 39th Air Base Wing commander, a visit from Santa Claus and the singing of holiday carols. (U.S. Air Force photos by Senior Airman Krystal Ardrey/Released)

Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter speaks with Brig. Gen. Bekir Ercan VAN, 10th Tanker Base commander, as he departs his plane Dec. 15, 2015, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. During his visit, Carter spoke with leadership from U.S. and coalition force militaries as well as met with military members and dependents currently stationed at Incirlik AB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Krystal Ardrey)
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Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter speaks with Brig. Gen. Bekir Ercan VAN, 10th Tanker Base commander, as he departs his plane Dec. 15, 2015, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. During his visit, Carter spoke with leadership from U.S. and coalition force militaries as well as met with military members and dependents currently stationed at Incirlik AB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Krystal Ardrey)