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Members of Incirlik who plan to travel on the Autobahn in Turkey must have a Hizli Geçis Sistemi (HGS) toll card sticker. The HGS stickers are available at locations around Adana such as the M1 mall, but Incirlik residents may find it easier to visit the Post, telephone and telegraph (Ptt) facility on the D400. The sticker must be placed on the inside of the windshield below the rearview mirror to be visible to the scanner at toll booths. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Marissa Tucker/Released) Life at the 'Lik - How to get an HGS toll sticker
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
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Movers prepare to transport the household goods from a home in base housing March 21, 2013, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. Learning about housing options and procedures unique to Incirlik Air Base can help Airmen and their families have a smooth transition. The newcomer’s page at www.incirlik.af.mil is a helpful resource for all future and current members of Team Incirlik to learn about the area and get helpful tips about housing, recreation and more. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Marissa Tucker/Released) Life at the 'Lik - Take it or leave it?
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
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Senior Airman Kristen Chambliss, 39th Security Forces Squadron patrolman, patrols the area in a Humvee during a base exercise March 14, 2013, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. With the Patriot missile batteries here, the defenders ensure the areas with the Patriots are safe and secure. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Phelps/Released) Patriot security locked down by 39th SFS
When it comes to the Patriot missile batteries, security is a big deal. For the 39th Security Forces Squadron, safeguarding is what they do. Between efforts made when the Patriot mission arrived and now, defenders have it locked down.Incirlik defenders are actively involved in keeping the Patriots safe and secure by dispatching patrol units, convoy
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Staff Sgt. Estella Gonzalez, 39th Logistics Readiness Squadron hazardous materials pharmacy technician, Airman 1st Class Michael Brown, 39th LRS HAZMAT pharmacy journeyman, and Airman 1st Class Lorenzo Lucas, 39th LRS HAZMAT pharmacy journeyman, search for supplies in the HAZMAT pharmacy warehouse March 14, 2013, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The HAZMAT pharmacy is in charge of the issuing and maintenance of potentially hazardous materials on Incirlik. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Phelps/Released) HAZMAT pharmacy: another part of the Patriot team
It takes many pieces to complete a puzzle. A cast and crew are needed for a Broadway show. A football team needs every player to fulfill their role on the field to win the game.For NATO to complete its Patriot mission in Turkey, several units from the 39th Air Base Wing have come into play.One of those units is the 39th Logistics Readiness Squadron
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2013
Soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, 2nd Air Defense Artillery unit, Fort Sill, Okla., fasten a Patriot missile battery to a transport Jan. 30, 2013 at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. Many squadrons from the 39th Air Base Wing have increased their work tempo since the arrival of the Patriot missile batteries here. In addition to the Patriots themselves, Incirlik is host to U.S. Army, Dutch and German forces who are also assisting with the mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Anthony Sanchelli/Released) Munitions house Patriots
With the arrival of the Patriot missile batteries to Turkey, as part of a NATO endeavour to help stabilize the region, many units from the 39th Air Base Wing here have been actively participating in the new mission. The 39th Maintenance Squadron munitions section is one of those units that play a key role in the continued success of the Patriot
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2013
This could be a sight for drivers who speed through housing and/or are not paying attention while driving. Children often play in or near the streets of housing areas, so slow down and watch for pedestrians in housing areas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Anthony Sanchelli/Released) Is saving thirty seconds worth a ticket, or even a life?
Whether it's going five miles over the speed limit to get to work on time or racing to the Commissary before it closes, many people can admit to speeding at some point. While it is a common and seemingly harmless occurrence on the roads at Incirlik, it's a serious offense - especially in the housing area.Both the 39th Security Forces Squadron and
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2013
U.S. Army Spc. Marcus Bebe, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Air Defense Artillery maintainer from Fort Sill, Okla., checks in with the site’s operational control center Feb. 28, 2013, near Gaziantep, Turkey. Patriots are deployed to Turkey as part of NATO’s precautionary defensive measure undertaken in accordance with NATO’s standing defense plan (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Phelps/Released) From a patch of dirt to fully alert
Nestled within the hills of Turkey just outside Gaziantep, one of the largest cities in Turkey, Patriot missile batteries and tan and green tents pepper a hillside, serving as watch guards over the Turkish-Syrian border.The 3rd Battalion, 2nd Air Defense Artillery unit from Fort Sill, Okla., arrived at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, on Jan. 4, as part
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Patriot missiles stand guard over Gaziantep, Turkey, Feb. 28, 2013. Soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, 2nd Air Defense Artillery unit from Fort Sill, Okla., are deployed to Turkey to support the NATO mission of promoting regional stability and to augment Turkey's air defenses. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Phelps/Released) 39th ABW Airmen bridge language gap between Turkish, U.S. armies
A simple internet search can turn up thousands of results explaining the importance of communication in relationships and the threats of miscommunication.Bridging the communication gap for soldiers supporting NATO's Patriot mission in Turkey are two Turkish-born Airmen from Incirlik: Staff Sgt. Alper Gokten, 39th Logistics Readiness Squadron
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2013
Bath houses or hamam are a custom in Turkish culture. They were a place of socialization and washing with some in Adana ranging from 300 to 500 years old. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Anthony Sanchelli/Released) Ask Mehmet - What's a Turkish bath?
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 www.incirlik.af.mil and
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Tech Sgt. Ruben Ayala, 39th Contracting Squadron NCO in charge of plans and programs, led the contracting efforts for the NATO-led deployment to Turkey. Along with the 39th CONS, he created a benchmark guide to contracting in Turkey and assisted in procuring an agreement between the Dutch and Turkish government to make taxes exempt on purchases made in support of the mission.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Marissa Tucker/Released) NCO leads contracting efforts for Patriot mission
Service members in the first boots on the ground for any mission bear the difficult task of starting from square one. Add an international location and the ordeal has potential to be extremely time consuming and difficult. Here at Incirlik, one NCO is ensuring incoming contracting teams supporting the NATO Patriot Battery deployment to Turkey have
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