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Maj. LaVonne Shingler, 39th Contracting Squadron commander. Find ways to plug in to Incirlik community
Do you know you have been granted certain talents or gifts? For example, some of us have been given the gift of organization or the ability to make things look great. Some of us have been given the gift of patience for working with children or teens. Others have been given the gift of intuitiveness, giving them the ability to know when people are
0 8/20
2007
Default Air Force Logo Turkish wedding gifts
Question: Mehmet, one of my Turkish co-workers is getting married soon. What is the traditional gift? What can I give as a wedding gift? Answer: Choosing and giving the right gift for any occasion always gives me a headache. The same gift for the same occasion might please one person and not another. Choosing a wedding gift is totally a different
0 8/10
2007
Default Air Force Logo Fit to Fight: Staying in shape physically, mentally, spiritually
Are you prepared to meet today's AF challenges? Becoming fit-to-fight is not just about passing a physical training test or being just physically fit, it's also about being spiritually fit. As Airmen, we are critical to today's military high ops tempo mission, and to meet this challenge we must be in shape physically, mentally, and spiritually.
0 8/10
2007
Default Air Force Logo Services: Promotes morale, productivity, retention
From front line combat support to home front community service, services is everything you do. The next time someone you know says "I'm bored ... there's nothing to do," ask whether they know about services. Services exists to ensure Airmen readiness, esprit de corps and quality of life. Services does so directly and indirectly, physically and
0 8/03
2007
Default Air Force Logo Election results
Question: Mehmet, we know that elections were held last Sunday in Turkey. We've heard bits and pieces about the results. Can you tell us about the results? Is Turkey going to have a new president? Do the elections mean anything to the Americans here? Answer: As you said, general elections were held in Turkey last Sunday. It was the election to
0 8/01
2007
Default Air Force Logo Hand Stands, Text Messaging, and Speeding
I noticed two stories in the news this week that left me scratching my noggin... The first involved a 20-year old Alabama woman who, while visiting her boyfriend in Orlando, apparently decided the rides at Disney World or Universal Studios weren't exciting enough. Her solution was to attempt a hand stand on a second floor balcony. She died on her
0 7/27
2007
Chap. (Maj.) Kenneth Reyes, 39th Air Base Wing senior protestant chaplain.             Good Morning
I will be leaving Incirlik soon and I will take away many wonderful memories to include traveling and meeting wonderful people both on and off base. But maybe in my last three years at Incirlik I've either created unrealistic expectations or my sensitivities have become very acute. Let me explain. Over this past week I did what I have done since
0 7/27
2007
Default Air Force Logo Alcohol, Ankle Bracelets and Responsible Drinking
I had to chuckle the other day when I read that Lindsay Lohan, fresh from a six-week stint in a Malibu alcohol and drug rehab facility, agreed to wear an alcohol-detecting ankle bracelet just so she could party in places where alcohol is served. She took no time putting the bracelet to the test as one of her first stops after leaving rehab was at a
0 7/20
2007
Default Air Force Logo Quality of life; make a difference
Our outstanding Airmen never cease to amaze me at how they get involved to make things happen from raising funds for the Air Force Enlisted Village to giving quality of life inputs for our wing. Our wing has been very successful in the past and it is all because of Team Incirlik's members' pride and desire to continually improve things. The Air
0 7/13
2007
Default Air Force Logo Solid Personal Responsibility
As I have traveled around the wing in my first couple weeks, I have been impressed by the professional demeanor of all the men and women of Team Incirlik. The Airmen, U.S. and local national civilians are a strong team that gets the mission done each day, not just done, but done with excellence. While our mission is broad in scope, it is no secret
0 7/13
2007
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