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Default Air Force Logo Rethinking Innovation – USAFE units get ‘mad’
Innovation Madness kicks off March 10 for the second installment of USAFE-AFAFRICA's unique awards program meant to stimulate a culture of innovation around the command.The second annual competition will award six monetary prizes.  The wing declared most innovative will receive $175,000 to be used toward unfunded mission requirements.  The
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2016
Chief Master Sgt. Vegas Clark, 39th Air Base Wing command chief, stands with Senior Airman Chad Barber, 39th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance technician, in the 39th ABW conference room before beginning Barber’s chief shadow day March 4, 2016. Airmen are chosen for the command chief’s shadow program based on their commander’s recommendation for their dedication to the mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joshua Jasper/Released) Chief Shadow: Senior Airman Chad Barber
Name/rank: Senior Airman Chad BarberSquadron: 39th Civil Engineer Squadron, Explosive Ordnance Disposal FlightJob title: Explosive Ordnance Disposal JourneymanJob description and how do you contribute to the 39 ABW's mission?As an explosive ordnance disposal technician on Incirlik Air Base, I provide explosives knowledge and expertise while
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2016
A U.S. Air Force pilot steps out of an A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft shortly after arriving at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey Oct. 15, 2015. The 12 A-10 Thunderbolt IIs are deployed to Incirlik AB in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. The aircraft is deployed to Incirlik AB in an effort to enhance the international Coalition against ISIL. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cory W. Bush/Released) Desert Storm to Inherent Resolve: Twenty-Five Years of Coalition Ops at Incirlik
A quarter-century after the fall of the Soviet Union and the ensuing coalition victory during the first Gulf War, Incirlik Air Base remains as important as it has ever been since the end of World War II, even as global threats evolve in size, scope, and symmetry.This last week of February marks 25 years since coalition forces liberated Kuwait City
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2016
Chief Master Sgt. Vegas Clark, 39th Air Base Wing command chief, stands with Staff Sgt. Michele Waninger, 39th Maintenance Squadron aerospace ground equipment technician, in the 39th ABW conference room before beginning Waninger’s chief shadow day Feb. 19, 2016. Airmen are chosen for the command chief’s shadow program based on their commander’s recommendation about their dedication to the mission and their job. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Battles) Chief Shadow: Staff Sgt. Michele Waninger
Name/rank: Staff Sgt. Michele WaningerSquadron: 39th Maintenance SquadronJob title: Aerospace Ground Equipment TechnicianJob description and how do you contribute to the 39 ABW's mission?Aerospace Ground Equipment Rangers perform inspections and maintenance on equipment such as heaters, hydraulic systems, floodlights, and certified equipment.What
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2016
Default Air Force Logo Ask Mehmet: Salute Exchange
Hey Mehmet, "I try to salute our Turkish counterparts on the base at Incirlik. They salute me back. Some friends of mine told me that I do not need to salute the Turkish officers. It sounded awkward to me. What is the reality about that issue?"We share the same base, the same environment and in some offices we work together. We work for the
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2016
U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Jason Chiasson, 39th Communications Squadron production superintendent, rides past the flightline Dec. 10, 2015, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. Chiasson, a member of the Air Force Cycling Team, regularly cycles a variety distances both indoors and outdoors to stay prepared for the races he will participate in as part of the cycling team. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Krystal Ardrey/Released) Racking up miles; IAB Airman cycles for AF
The air is crisp like the frost on the ground, winter is approaching, as Senior Master Sgt. Jason Chiasson hops onto his sleek road bike; today he will only ride 25 miles, but other days he will ride up to 100 on his strict training schedule of an Air Force Cycling Team cyclist.Chiasson is the 39th Communications Squadron production superintendent
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2016
Chief Master Sgt. Vegas Clark, 39th Air Base Wing command chief, stands with Staff Sgt. Ramsey Tesch, 728th Air Mobility Squadron unit deployment manager, in the 39th ABW conference room before beginning Tesch’s chief shadow day Jan. 22, 2016. Airmen are chosen for the command chief’s shadow program based on their commander’s recommendation about their dedication to the mission and their job. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jack Sanders) Chief Shadow: Staff Sgt. Ramsey Tesch
Name/rank: SSgt. Ramsey TeschSquadron: 728th Air Mobility SquadronJob title: Unit Deployment ManagerJob description and how do you contribute to the 39 ABW's mission?My primary duties include, unit deployment manager, unit safety monitor, unit neo representative, unit antiterrorism, and emergency management representative.  In our office we
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2016
Default Air Force Logo Traffic safety stressed on Incirlik AB
Due to the increase of operation forces at Incirlik Air Base in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, pedestrian and vehicle traffic is at an all-time high increasing the likelihood of traffic safety incidents.In an effort to combat the potential traffic incidents the 39th Safety office reminds members of Team Incirlik to follow the appropriate
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2016
Master Sgt. Toiseng Hawes, 39th Air Base Wing equal opportunity director takes a College Level examination program standardized tests at the Education Center  during the two week long CLEP-A-Thon, Dec. 7, 2015, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The Education Center’s CLEP-A-Thon offered DoD card holders the opportunity to participate in a first come first served style college level examination program and DANTES subject standardized tests as opposed to scheduling the tests. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jack Sanders/Released) Ready, Set, CLEP!
The Education Center was off to the races at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey after a four day CLEP-A-Thon Dec. 7 - 10.The Education Center's CLEP-A-Thon offered DoD card holders the opportunity to participate in a first come first served style college level examination program and DANTES subject standardized tests as opposed to scheduling for the
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2015
Tech. Sgt. Justin Weger, 425th Air Base Squadron airlift services, spots an aircraft cargo loader into position to upload equipment Dec. 9, 2015, at Çigli Air Base, Turkey. Çigli AB is a military airport near Çigli, a metropolitan district of the city of Izmir in Izmir province, Turkey. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Charles Cofer) 425th Air Base Squadron: Unique mission, unique location
In the western coast of a wonderful country, Türkiye, referred to in many books as the cradle of civilizations, lays the pearl of the Aegean, Izmir.  Izmir plays host to Izmir Air Station, which is home to a unique geographically separated unit - the 425th Air Base Squadron.The 425th ABS is a geographically separated unit of the 39th Air Base Wing
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