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Default Air Force Logo Be a positive reflection of the U. S.
Being assigned at a short-tour location means frequent turn-over of personnel which is something we at Incirlik have a lot of experience in. With the PCS cycle in full swing, it's about that time again for us to re-educate folks on proper customs and courtesies when enjoying the conveniences and recreational facilities the Alley has to offer. We
0 7/10
2007
Default Air Force Logo Elections
Your friend is correct. Turkey will hold general elections July 22. The elections in Turkey are a lot more colorful than the ones in the States or in any European country. As you have noticed all the streets and walls are decorated with banners and flags of the political parties and posters of all the candidates. Additionally, convoys of cars drive
0 7/09
2007
Default Air Force Logo Education, the Medal of Honor, and "Blackhawk Down"
A few years ago, I had the opportunity to see Michael Durant speak at a graduation ceremony. Those of you that have seen the movie "Blackhawk Down" may remember that Durant piloted a Blackhawk helicopter shot down over Mogadishu in October 1993. As hostile Somalis converged on Durant's helicopter, two U.S. Army Delta Force operators, Randy Shughart
0 7/06
2007
Default Air Force Logo Keep on Rolling
Thank you for the warm welcome and for making the change of command a memorable event; my family and I are blown away by your professionalism and hospitality. We look forward to being part of Team Incirlik and working with all of you. I have watched Team Incirlik from afar the past few months and am convinced you know what needs to be done and how
0 7/06
2007
Default Air Force Logo Transportation in Turkey
Question:  Mehmet, I have a travelers book about Turkey. I read and understand that there are a lot of beautiful and unique places throughout Turkey. After spotting these places, I found out that some of them are close to major cities and some are far from major cities. My question is; how can I go to these places, especially to the ones not close
0 7/02
2007
Default Air Force Logo Capt. James T. Kirk, the Kobiashi Maru, and AFSO21
One of the legends surrounding Capt. James T. Kirk had it that he was the only starship captain ever to pass the training scenario known as the Kobiashi Maru. Starfleet command designed the Kobiashi Maru as a no-win scenario in order to observe how potential starship captains reacted to failure. When asked how he passed the Kobiashi Maru, Captain
0 6/22
2007
Default Air Force Logo Fortitude, Audacity and Valor
This is the 100th time I've written a commentary for the base paper. We've been together 24 months now, and it's time for me to go. But before I do, I wanted to share some thoughts, some of which I've been saving for 24 months. It's been the honor of my life to be your commander. One of the things about command is that you're always somewhat apart.
0 6/22
2007
Default Air Force Logo The Truth is Better than Fiction
Man I thought I had a real good story to share with you about Lee Marvin and Captain Kangaroo. For our younger teammates Lee Marvin was an actor most famous for his tough guy rolls and if you ever want to see a good war movie, checkout Lee Marvin in "The Dirty Dozen." Captain Kangaroo was the predecessor to Barney the Dinosaur in televised
0 6/14
2007
Default Air Force Logo Swimming, Breathing and What We Take for Granted
Last weekend while playing with my kids at the pool, they asked if I could swim from one side to the other entirely under water. Like any dad, I really wanted to be a hero in my kids' eyes, so I took a big breath and started off across the pool. At about the halfway point I started feeling uncomfortable and by three-quarters of the way I would have
0 6/08
2007
Default Air Force Logo Seatbelts, Shmeatbelts
In his senior year at the University of Nebraska, 21-year-old Derek wrote an impassioned declaration of independence on seatbelts for his college newspaper. Although "intrusive and ridiculous" seatbelt laws save 6,100 lives a year, according to statistics from the U.S. Congress, Derek concluded with the statement, "If I want to be the jerk that
0 6/08
2007
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