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German soldiers arrive Jan. 9, 2014, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The soldiers will depart Incirlik AB and travel to Kahramanmaras, Turkey where they will assume responsibility for manning two Patriot missile batteries.  The German Patriot batteries make up one third of the batteries deployed as part of a NATO mission to increase Turkey’s air defense capabilities against Syrian ballistic missile threats. The other four batteries have been provided by the U.S. and the Netherlands. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. David Liapis/Released)

German soldiers arrive Jan. 9, 2014, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The soldiers will depart Incirlik AB and travel to Kahramanmaras, Turkey where they will assume responsibility for manning two Patriot missile batteries. The German Patriot batteries make up one third of the batteries deployed as part of a NATO mission to increase Turkey’s air defense capabilities against Syrian ballistic missile threats. The other four batteries have been provided by the U.S. and the Netherlands. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. David Liapis/Released)

A French air force Airbus A310 arrives at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey with a troop of German soldiers aboard Jan. 9, 2014. The German government recently approved the extension of German support of the ongoing NATO mission to increase Turkey’s air defense capabilities against Syrian ballistic missile threats. The arriving personnel will replace deployed soldiers currently manning two Patriot missile batteries in Kahramanmaras, Turkey. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. David Liapis/Released)

A French air force Airbus A310 arrives at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey with a troop of German soldiers aboard Jan. 9, 2014. The German government recently approved the extension of German support of the ongoing NATO mission to increase Turkey’s air defense capabilities against Syrian ballistic missile threats. The arriving personnel will replace deployed soldiers currently manning two Patriot missile batteries in Kahramanmaras, Turkey. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. David Liapis/Released)

Airman 1st Class William Kooyman, 728th Air Mobility Squadron passenger services technician, marshals a staircase truck up to a French air force Airbus A310 that landed at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey with a troop of German soldiers Jan. 9, 2014. The 728th AMS has been providing support to the NATO Patriots to Turkey mission for more than a year. The soldiers aboard this aircraft will travel to Kahramanmaras, Turkey where they will replace deployed German soldiers currently manning two Patriot missile batteries set up to increase Turkey’s air defense capabilities against Syrian ballistic missile threats. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. David Liapis/Released)

Airman 1st Class William Kooyman, 728th Air Mobility Squadron passenger services technician, marshals a staircase truck up to a French air force Airbus A310 that landed at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey with a troop of German soldiers Jan. 9, 2014. The 728th AMS has been providing support to the NATO Patriots to Turkey mission for more than a year. The soldiers aboard this aircraft will travel to Kahramanmaras, Turkey where they will replace deployed German soldiers currently manning two Patriot missile batteries set up to increase Turkey’s air defense capabilities against Syrian ballistic missile threats. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. David Liapis/Released)

German soldiers disembark from a French air force Airbus A310 that arrived Jan. 9, 2014, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The German government recently approved a year-long extension for German support of the ongoing NATO mission to increase Turkey’s air defense capabilities against Syrian ballistic missile threats. The arriving personnel will relieve deployed soldiers currently manning two Patriot missile batteries in Kahramanmaras, Turkey. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. David Liapis/Released)

German soldiers disembark from a French air force Airbus A310 that arrived Jan. 9, 2014, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The German government recently approved a year-long extension for German support of the ongoing NATO mission to increase Turkey’s air defense capabilities against Syrian ballistic missile threats. The arriving personnel will relieve deployed soldiers currently manning two Patriot missile batteries in Kahramanmaras, Turkey. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. David Liapis/Released)

More than 100 German soldiers head toward the passenger terminal at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey Jan. 9, 2014, marking their first steps toward continuing more than a year of German support to the NATO mission to provide Patriot missile coverage for southeastern Turkey against Syrian missile threats. The 728th Air Mobility Squadron provides direct support to the mission by facilitating aircraft and personnel reception as well as cargo downloading. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. David Liapis/Released)

More than 100 German soldiers head toward the passenger terminal at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey Jan. 9, 2014, marking their first steps toward continuing more than a year of German support to the NATO mission to provide Patriot missile coverage for southeastern Turkey against Syrian missile threats. The 728th Air Mobility Squadron provides direct support to the mission by facilitating aircraft and personnel reception as well as cargo downloading. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. David Liapis/Released)

Senior Airman Vance Carter and Airman 1st Class Christen Andrews, 728th Air Mobility Squadron aircraft services, prepare a 60k loader to download cargo boxes from a French air force Airbus A310 Jan. 9, 2014, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The French air force provided personnel and cargo airlift to the German military as they deployed troops to Turkey where they will assume responsibility for manning two Patriot missile batteries as part of a NATO mission to increase Turkey’s air defense capabilities against Syrian ballistic missile threats. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. David Liapis/Released)

Senior Airman Vance Carter and Airman 1st Class Christen Andrews, 728th Air Mobility Squadron aircraft services, prepare a 60k loader to download cargo boxes from a French air force Airbus A310 Jan. 9, 2014, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The French air force provided personnel and cargo airlift to the German military as they deployed troops to Turkey where they will assume responsibility for manning two Patriot missile batteries as part of a NATO mission to increase Turkey’s air defense capabilities against Syrian ballistic missile threats. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. David Liapis/Released)

Staff Sgt. William Mangin, 728th Air Mobility Squadron aircraft services load team chief, prepares a 60k loader to download cargo boxes from a French air force Airbus A310 Jan. 9, 2014, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The French air force provided personnel and cargo airlift to the German military as they deployed troops to Turkey where they will assume responsibility for manning two Patriot missile batteries as part of a NATO mission to increase Turkey’s air defense capabilities against Syrian ballistic missile threats. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by 1st Lt. David Liapis/Released)

Staff Sgt. William Mangin, 728th Air Mobility Squadron aircraft services load team chief, prepares a 60k loader to download cargo boxes from a French air force Airbus A310 Jan. 9, 2014, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The French air force provided personnel and cargo airlift to the German military as they deployed troops to Turkey where they will assume responsibility for manning two Patriot missile batteries as part of a NATO mission to increase Turkey’s air defense capabilities against Syrian ballistic missile threats. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by 1st Lt. David Liapis/Released)

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 728th Mobility Squadron and a member of the German Army download cargo onto a 60k loader at Jan. 9, 2014, Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. More than 100 German soldiers and associated cargo will be transported to Kahramanmaras, Turkey where they will assume responsibility for manning two Patriot missile batteries. The German government recently approved a year-long extension for German support of the ongoing NATO mission to increase Turkey’s air defense capabilities against Syrian ballistic missile threats. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by 1st Lt. David Liapis/Released)

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 728th Mobility Squadron and a member of the German Army download cargo onto a 60k loader at Jan. 9, 2014, Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. More than 100 German soldiers and associated cargo will be transported to Kahramanmaras, Turkey where they will assume responsibility for manning two Patriot missile batteries. The German government recently approved a year-long extension for German support of the ongoing NATO mission to increase Turkey’s air defense capabilities against Syrian ballistic missile threats. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by 1st Lt. David Liapis/Released)

Airman 1st Class Christen Andrews, 728th Air Mobility Squadron aircraft services, monitors the downloading of cargo boxes onto a 60k loader Jan. 9, 2014, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The cargo arrived along with more than 100 German soldiers who will continue to Kahramanmaras, Turkey to replace the German personnel who have been deployed there to man two Patriot missile batteries in support of NATO’s commitment to enhance Turkish air defenses against Syrian aggression. The 728th AMS and 39th Air Base Wing continue to provide a variety of support to U.S., Dutch and German NATO personnel through aircraft and personnel processing, transportation, lodging and morale and welfare services. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by 1st Lt. David Liapis/Released)

Airman 1st Class Christen Andrews, 728th Air Mobility Squadron aircraft services, monitors the downloading of cargo boxes onto a 60k loader Jan. 9, 2014, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The cargo arrived along with more than 100 German soldiers who will continue to Kahramanmaras, Turkey to replace the German personnel who have been deployed there to man two Patriot missile batteries in support of NATO’s commitment to enhance Turkish air defenses against Syrian aggression. The 728th AMS and 39th Air Base Wing continue to provide a variety of support to U.S., Dutch and German NATO personnel through aircraft and personnel processing, transportation, lodging and morale and welfare services. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by 1st Lt. David Liapis/Released)

INCIRLIK AIR BASE, Turkey -- The 728th Air Mobility Squadron provided aircraft and personnel reception for more than 100 German soldiers who arrived at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey Jan. 9, 2014.

The German personnel who arrived will continue to Kahramanmaras, Turkey where they will assume responsibility for manning two Patriot missile batteries. This latest iteration of soliders continues more than a year of German support to the NATO mission to increase Turkey's air defense capabilities against Syrian ballistic missile threats.

The 728th AMS and 39th Air Base Wing have provided a variety of support to U.S., Dutch and German NATO forces such as aircraft and personnel processing, transportation, lodging and morale and welfare services since the Patriot batteries and associated personnel first arrived in Turkey in January, 2013.