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  • Life at the 'Lik: Education and Development Intervention Services

    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
  • Ask Mehmet - Can you tell us about the Sugar Festival?

    Editor's note - Ask Mehmet is a forum for people to ask questions of the local area, as well as the outer confines of the region and the country as a whole. To submit a question, send an e-mail with the subject "Ask Mehmet" to 39abw.pa@us.af.mil. Then, look for an answer to the question on the 39th Air Base Wing's official website at
  • Life at the 'Lik: Fuel devices and Toll stickers

    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
  • Farewell to the Chief

    She walks around the base with a poise and confidence that silently declares "she's in charge." As she addresses Airmen at commander's calls her voice carries out across the room, some have flashbacks of an earlier time in their career. But, beneath the intimidating persona of Chief Master Sgt. Nancy Judge, 39th Air Base Wing command chief, beats
  • Sim Man provides better training opportunities, saves money

    In the midst of talks of sequestration and cutting back in the military, one Airman in the 39th Medical Operations Squadron made a half-a-million-dollar discovery that also drastically improved training opportunities for the unit.Staff Sgt. Tracy Metcalf-Kocacay, 39th Medical Operations Squadron NCO in charge of training, was performing a spring
  • Incirlik AB library encourages reading all year round

    While the stereotypical library is filled with hushed whispers and long rows of books, that's not the case at the Incirlik Air Base library. Reading programs, story time and other events offer opportunities for children to get excited about reading and involved with their library."We have reading programs all throughout the year," said Trent
  • 39th OS brings weather forecasts to Incirlik Airmen

    Severe weather warnings such as "lightning within five", "heat category" and wind speeds are common notifications across Incirlik, but they all come from one place, the 39th Operations Squadron weather flight."Our weather shop consists of a seven-member team to include the flight commander, flight chief and five weather technicians," said Staff
  • Life at the 'Lik, Kids' Edition: Can I eat it?

    Editor's note: This is the first article in a series aimed at educating children living on Incirlik Air Base about "kid friendly" topics.Have you ever seen berry-stained sections of sidewalk while walking around base during spring or early summer here? Or, have you've wondered if someone's grocery bag full of fruit spilled all over the walkway? A
  • Incirlik intramural sports - the quest for the Commander's Cup

    Incirlik's intramural sports program begins with teams competing for one goal - to win the base championship trophy, the Commanders Cup. The Commander's Cup is a traveling trophy, awarded by the 39th Air Base Wing Commander to the squadron with the most points for the year. There are points given for coming in 1st, 2nd and 3rd for each sport and
  • NATO HQ Allied Air Command Izmir commander bids farewell to Izmir

    Lieutenant General Ralph J. Jodice II, NATO HQ Allied Air Command Izmir commander, bid farewell to Izmir during the AC Izmir deactivation ceremony held on May 22, 2013. He is a respected leader within the military and local community. During his final speech, the general mentioned how he would miss everything about the city, to include the food,
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