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Default Air Force Logo Ankara stork nesting
Question:  Mehmet, I read your article about visiting Ankara a few weeks ago. I had already heard many good things about Ankara. I understand that Ankara is a good place to visit, but my question is totally different. My wife is pregnant and she is due in a few months. Some friends recommend Ankara for stork nesting. We are thinking about it. Do
0 6/01
2007
Default Air Force Logo Stinging Gelatinous Creatures
The good biologist was hot on the heels of the source of a mysterious illness called Irukandji Syndrome. Sufferers endure excruciating back pain, sweating, and nausea. He suspected that the source of the illness was a tiny marine creature, so he set about finding it by sitting on the seabed for hours, wearing a weighted diving suit. Note the
0 6/01
2007
Default Air Force Logo Flexibility, Stupidity and Airpower
"Flexibility is the key to airpower..." If you've spent any time in the Air Force you've undoubtedly heard that line before. As Airmen, we pride ourselves on being flexible, adapting to changes in the situation, and making due with what we have to get the mission done. Examples like flying B-25s from the deck of the aircraft carrier Hornet as was
0 5/25
2007
Default Air Force Logo Captain Magneto
A magneto uses magnets to produce a powerful high-voltage electric current to fire the starters of aircraft. One night a group of officers had a private competition to see who could hold onto the four leads of a magneto the longest. One by one they all dropped out, except for "Captain Magneto." The group then pooled their money and came up with a
0 5/25
2007
Default Air Force Logo Driving in Turkey
Question: Mehmet, I am new here and I've noticed that driving off base is quite challenging. What do you recommend for driving in Turkey? Response: You might remember that I say "Driving in Turkey is not dangerous but adventurous" in my briefings. Below is an article from www.mymerhaba.com about driving safely in Turkey. The fundamental rules of
0 5/25
2007
Default Air Force Logo Youth and Sports Day
Turkey celebrates Ataturk's Memorial, Youth and Sports Day on Friday, May 19. This special day is the 88th anniversary of when the country's War of Independence was ignited. Mustafa Kemal founded the Republic of Turkey on the ashes of a collapsed empire and started civil reforms to westernize and modernize the newly founded republic. One of the
0 5/18
2007
Default Air Force Logo Post UCI: moving forward
Team Incirlik, what a performance! I sat in the Unit Compliance Inspection outbrief last week smiling, cheering and thinking of how proud I was of everyone's performance as the IG team leader announced the numerous "Excellent" and "Outstanding" ratings. All of the extended hours and weekend work paid off; our wing prepared as a team, performed as a
0 5/18
2007
Default Air Force Logo After the Party
When the West Seneca police responded to a noisy house party involving over-indulging drinkers early one Saturday morning on Hybank Drive, they never expected to trigger a tragedy. But the sight of an approaching patrol car caused some 50 young people to scatter, and one of them ran off a 60-foot cliff, police said. Joshua Hill screamed as he
0 5/18
2007
Default Air Force Logo Mother's Day
Mother's Day is observed and celebrated in Turkey on the same day as the rest of the world. Flowers and various gifts are given to mothers on that day. I offer my respect and greetings to all mothers worldwide.   Queen Pudu-Hepa, the woman from Cukurova   History doesn't record the migration of the tribes who lived in Anatolia before or after 2000
0 5/11
2007
Default Air Force Logo Thumping the Bunny
Tom was new in town and was having a hard time finding a place to live because he had a Doberman. Finally, he secured a carriage house in the backyard of a house owned by two old women by assuring the ladies the dog was perfectly friendly, which, of course, it was. The landladies had a rabbit hutch in the backyard which contained two white fluffy
0 5/11
2007
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