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A man waits for bread to bake at a local bakery July 9, 2014, near Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. This month marks the holy month of Ramazan for Muslims. During the month, most Muslims participate in fasting during daylight hours, which they abstain from food and drink. Bakeries offer specialty breads during this time for their evening meal. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Veronica Pierce/Released) Ramazan
Starting Thursday, June 18,  you will notice that most of your Turkish friends will stop eating and drinking during day time. Your gardner working in your yard under summer sun and soaked with sweat will refuses to accept any food or drink during day time; don't get upset. That means they are fasting during the holy month of Ramazan.Thursday, more
0 6/17
2015
Default Air Force Logo The Military Spouse
As a military brat, I've had the honor of watching both parents serve more than 50 years between their active duty service. When my mother was a squadron commander, my dad wrote a great article about the importance of the military spouse. The force support squadron is all about family and I couldn't agree more with my dad's assessment. Please enjoy
0 6/10
2015
Default Air Force Logo Women In Leadership: Leaning In
As the only female commander currently assigned here, I'd like to share my thoughts and personal experiences as a woman in a leadership position, as well as offer advice for the up and coming next generation of female leaders. A lot of people don't realize that the presence of women serving in leadership roles is a fairly new concept for the Air
0 6/09
2015
Default Air Force Logo Aviate, navigate, communicate
Aviate, navigate, communicate!  This is the first lesson we are taught in Air Force pilot training.  Does this seem simple?  Yes it does, but when things can go drastically wrong in less than a few seconds this prioritization is ultimately the formula that will save our life, keep the aircraft safe and prevent us from hitting our wingman or the
0 5/08
2015
Default Air Force Logo Incirlik: A dynasty of success
Have you ever wondered how some sports teams have had many years of great success, known as a dynasty? I am reminded of my beloved Huskers, who had a dynasty back in the 90s.  I argue that the same is true for the U.S. Air Force and more specifically Team Incirlik.  So, what is it that makes us successful year in and year out?  It is a simple
0 5/01
2015
The 728th Air Mobility Squadron provides expertise in three core competencies Aerial Port Operations, Aircraft Maintenance, Command and Control and delivers robust staff support. The unit provides safe and effective en route support for transient Department of Defense and Allied country aircraft. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Danielle Brooks) 728th Air Mobility Squadron: Providing velocity from the front
If you have watched the news over the last few months you have probably heard of Incirlik Air Base and its close proximity to the world's troubled spots. Incirlik AB is an important base in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's southern region and is also the home of the men and women of 728th Air Mobility Squadron.The 728th AMS is a traditional
0 4/29
2015
Default Air Force Logo Leadership words of wisdom
Being a leader can be one of your most rewarding experiences or one of your greatest failures. According to the Air Force Pamphlet 36-2241,Professional Development Guide: "Leadership is the art and science of motivating, influencing, and directing Airmen to accomplish the Air Force mission in joint warfare. This highlights two fundamental elements
0 4/24
2015
Default Air Force Logo The adaptability of military children
The uncertainty of military life may frighten some. There is never truly a "safe ground," or feeling of complete calmness since around the next corner may be an unanticipated change of plans. You never know when you may have to uproot your life in one place and suddenly have to rebuild your life somewhere entirely different.True as these things
0 4/17
2015
Default Air Force Logo Diversity, why is it important?
Diversity seems to be the buzzword in our military at this time. In fact, the Air Force deems it so important that it has a website on the subject (http://www.af.mil/Diversity).  But what is it?  Why is it important? And why should we care as leaders? Just look around you when you are at your next commander's call, wing promotion ceremony or wing
0 4/17
2015
Default Air Force Logo Sexual assault survivor: One Airman's story
Sexual assault is a hot topic -- one addressed in annual training and at commander's calls throughout the Air Force -- yet the details of victims' stories are seldom mentioned. This is understandable. These crimes against service members are intensely personal. Also, as many survivors have learned, listeners don't always know how to respond
0 4/16
2015
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