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An Airman fills out a work permit form Oct. 8, 2013, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. In order for service members, federal employees or their family members to work off-base they must obtain a work permit authorized by Turkey’s Ministry of Labor or face penalties ranging from fines to deportation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eric Summers Jr./Released) Life at the 'Lik: Work permits
Editor's note: This article is part of a series designed to provide in-depth information to both current and future members of Team Incirlik about topics specific to Incirlik and Turkey. The goal is to assist Airmen and families in making informed decisions about their move to the area and to provide guidance about local policies, procedures and
0 10/08
2013
Airmen 1st Class Michael Brown and Lorenzo Lucas, both 39th Logistics Readiness Squadron hazardous materials journeymen, prepare to move cylinders with a forklift at the HAZMAT pharmacy warehouse Sept. 19, 2013, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. As well as supplying agencies at Incirlik AB with materials, they also perform routine checks to ensure the integrity and shelf-life of them while they are kept in storage. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nicole Sikorski/Released) HAZMAT pharmacy Airmen keep Incirlik stocked
Airmen assigned to the 39th Logistics Readiness Squadron hazardous materials pharmacy keep the backbone of the 39th Air Base Wing's mission strong by maintaining and issuing hazardous materials such as paint, aerosols, engine oil, hydraulic fluid, fire extinguishers and batteries. Not only do they keep the mission rolling by ensuring on-base
0 9/19
2013
Emil Onentasei, 39th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter crew chief, and Hakan Erdal, 39th CES firefighter, simulate extinguishing a fire during an exercise July 24, 2013, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. Wing-wide exercises can test any Airman’s abilities to respond to any unexpected incident. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chase Hedrick/Released) Cultivating a culture of readiness
Airmen across IAB are preparing in a variety of ways for planned training exercises scheduled to take place here in the coming weeks.The scripted scenarios can include everything from medical emergencies to aircraft accidents and are designed to integrate and test various emergency response agencies and other wing functions. "Cultivating a culture
0 9/16
2013
To ensure the safety of Airmen working in extreme weather conditions, the 39th Medical Operations Squadron’s Bioenvironmental Engineering Flight monitors the Wet Bulb Globe Temperature by testing ambient air, humidity and radiant heat to establish the heat category. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael B. Keller/Released) Heat categories guide to heat safety
Throughout the summer at Incirlik AB, you may notice several e-mails pop up throughout the course of a day that read "Heat Category " followed by a number, but you may not realize why you keep getting them, or why they are important.The command post sends out these periodic heat category updates based on inputs from bioenvironmental
0 9/09
2013
Members of Team Incirlik throw water balloons to their partners during the water balloon toss July 4, 2013, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The water balloon toss, three-point shoot-out and home run derby were a few of the events hosted by the 39th Force Support Squadron during the Fourth of July celebration at Incirlik AB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eric Summers Jr./Released) Life at the 'Lik: Should I bring my family?
Editor's note: This article is part of a series designed to provide in-depth information to both current and future members of Team Incirlik about topics specific to Incirlik and Turkey. The goal is to assist Airmen and families in making informed decisions about their move to the area and to provide guidance about local policies, procedures and
0 9/03
2013
Chief Master Sgt. Anthony Johnson, 39th Air Base Wing command chief. Meet the command chief
In the winter of 1990, following his high school graduation, Anthony Johnson enlisted in the U.S. Air Force while living in the small town of Selma, Ala. Today he is Chief Master Sgt. Anthony Johnson and, more specifically, the 39th Air Base Wing command chief. Johnson said he joined the Air Force for a couple of reasons, but mainly because he had
0 8/29
2013
Fingers glide across the fret board of a guitar during open mic night Aug. 6, 2013, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. Open mic occurs outside the Incirlik club complex and allows Team Incirlik members to showcase various talents. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Phelps/Released) Open mic night at Incirlik brings out the stars
Melodies fill the air as fingers glide over the neck of the guitar. The audience sits back and enjoys the music as they sip their iced lattes and chat with their friends.Senior Airman Jaqueline Bongard, 39th Contracting Squadron contracting specialist, cheered as the artist finished his song."My favorite part about open mic night is supporting the
0 8/28
2013
Foruk Yagmur, 39th Civil Engineer Squadron entomologist labor operator, sets a trap for a stray cat Aug. 19, 2013, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. Stray animals pose a large threat to humans in residential neighborhoods, dormitories and to safety of airfield operations.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nicole Sikorski/Released) Running wild on the 'Lik
Dogs, cats and birds may make wonderful pets, but not all of the animals on Incirlik AB are Fido and Whiskers. With help from the 39th Civil Engineer Squadron pesticide entomologists, stray animals and pests are kept from bothering human residents. "Ensuring safety on base is (our top priority)," said Sayilkan Cevher, 39th CES entomology leadman.
0 8/23
2013
Col. Craig Wills, 39th Air Base Wing commander, responds to Incirlik company grade officers during a question and answer session with the Company Grade Officers Council Aug. 21, 2013 at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The Incirlik CGOC was named best CGOC in the European Region for the second quarter of 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Phelps/Released) CGOC receives regional recognition
The Incirlik Company Grade Officers Council was recently named the best in the European Region CGOC for the 2nd Quarter of 2013."This is significant for us because we competed against other CGOCs, and we are smaller base with a smaller group," said Capt. Brint Ingersoll, 39th Logistic Readiness Squadron installation deployment officer and CGOC
0 8/22
2013
Eagle eyes is an Air Force program that uses the eyes and ears of Air Force members and citizens to combat the war on terror. If a person witnesses suspicious activities they should report it by either visiting the Eagle Eyes' 'Crimebusters' link at http://www.osi.af.mil/eagleeyes/index.asp or alerting security forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eric Summers Jr./Released) Watch it, Report it, Protect it
As an Airman takes his daily run to stay fit to fight he notices a person harmlessly walking around the gate of the fence. He thinks it's nothing out the ordinary and continues his run. The next day, while attempting the same run, he notices the same person in the same place, but this time that person is taking photos of the area around the base.
0 8/14
2013
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