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Default Air Force Logo Holiday season safety tips
As Christmas approaches, the 39th Air Base Wing safety office offers some advice to have a safe holiday season. Some holiday cooking tips:· Avoid wearing loose-fitting clothing while cooking.· Never leave the kitchen unattended when cooking.· Keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold.· Be sure the kitchen is well ventilated to prevent the build-up of
0 11/24
2010
Default Air Force Logo Festival of Sacrifice to be celebrated throughout Turkey
Muslims throughout the world will celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice Nov. 15-19, by sacrificing millions of sheep, goats and calves as an expression of thankfulness and an affirmation of faith.The Festival of Sacrifice is called Kurban Bayrami in Turkish. This year it starts at noon, Nov. 15, and lasts four and a half days.The most notable event
0 11/15
2010
Default Air Force Logo Proper nutrition, exercise is essential to mission success
Like an aircraft needs jet fuel, your body needs proper nutrition to replenish itself and function at peak performance. In today's military environment with increased deployments and new physical testing requirements, it even more imperative that Airmen know the importance nutrition can play in overall health, and it's potential impact on mission
0 10/29
2010
Default Air Force Logo Republic of Turkey celebrates 87th anniversary
Turkey declared itself an independent republic nearly 87 years ago on October 29, 1923, and in commemoration of Republic Day, there will be ceremonies, parades and other events taking place throughout the country Friday.The history of Republic Day starts with the Ottoman Turks when they first appeared in the early 13th century in Anatolia
0 10/28
2010
Default Air Force Logo Ask Mehmet: Sugar Festival
Sept. 8 marks the beginning of the three-and-a-half day Sugar Festival, or Bayram, celebrated by Muslims in Turkey. The Sugar Festival is celebrated by the Muslims and begins at noon on the last day of Ramazan, the month-long fasting period for Muslims. Observations of the festival continue through Sept. 11. It's a national religious holiday.
0 9/08
2010
Lt. Col. Kenneth Marentette, 425th Air Base Squadron commander, stands with Master Sgt. Anthony Hanshaw, 425th  ABS First Sergeant Thursday June 10, 2010 at Izmir, Turkey. Colonel Marentette and Sergeant Hanshaw are in charge of nearly 100  Airmen stationed at the unit. Airmen in Izmir are geographically separated but still continuously provide support to each other and the overall mission. The 425th ABS provides world class mission support to U.S. personnel at NATO command Air Izmir, the Office of Defense Cooperation, and the U.S. embassy, as well as administers the Çigli Air Base turnover agreement. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Alexandre Montes) Izmir: Unique mission for unique location
In the center of a metropolis lays an Air Force gem; a unit of Airmen assigned to the 425th Air Base Squadron, a geographically separated unit spattered throughout the city in various facilities taking advantage of its urban location in Izmir, Turkey. Within walking distance from the Agean Sea coast, the unit deals with extremely unique mission
0 6/25
2010
Suicide prevention and awareness briefings are available by base medical professionals. Other sources for more information include the Military One Source/Military Homefront Web sites and the annual computer based training. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Lee A. Osberry Jr.) Suicide awareness resources available for Airmen, wingmen
In the Air Force, those who commit suicide are usually male, but don't have to be; junior enlisted, but not in all cases; separated or divorced, but not always; and active-duty or reserve, but sometimes civilian. With such vague information, how can someone possibly determine a suicidal individual? According to the 39th Air Base Wing mental health
0 5/07
2010
Default Air Force Logo An Air Force veteran's story: From combat controller to Paralympian
In the blink of an eye your life can change forever.That's exactly what happened to Sean Halsted when he fell 40 feet to the ground while fast roping from a helicopter during a training mission at Hurlburt Field, Fla. He went from an active-duty combat controller to a U.S. Paralympian in the 2010 Vancouver Games. "I don't remember what happened,"
0 4/05
2010
The Great Sphinx of Giza lies on the Giza Plateau with the famous Pyramids of Giza just in the distance, near Cairo, Egypt. The Sphinx is a statue of a reclining lion with a human head that is believed to have been built by ancient Egyptians between 2555 B.C. and 2523 B.C. It is one of the most famous and recognizable pieces of history in the Cairo area. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Sara Csurilla) Destinations: Cairo
Nicknamed "The City of a Thousand Minarets," Cairo, Egypt, is a cultural jewel of the Nile River. Its history and culture can be found everywhere throughout its narrow streets and passageways, and radiates from the city's 6.8 million populous. Located in an area known as Lower Egypt, Cairo is about 100 miles south of the Mediterranean Sea. It sits
0 4/05
2010
Public Health has a varied mission that involves the community’s daily life, to help with their mission, they have things like preserved snakes, camel spiders, free condoms, a food thermometer and earplugs readily available to help educate or assist custumers. The 39th Medical Group Public Health mission is to prevent disease, disability and premature death. (U.S. Air force photo/Senior Airman Sara Csurilla) Incirlik stays healthy with "behind the scenes" Airmen
Any given day, one could walk into Incirlik's clinic and immediately notice the amount of work that is being done and the quality of service given to their patients.However, hidden on the lower floor of the clinic there's a small group of Airmen providing quality work every day.These Airmen belong to the 39th Medical Group's Public Health shop. "We
0 3/26
2010
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