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Default Air Force Logo 10 Airmen support community of 1,500
As the Air Force has gotten smaller, many Airmen have felt the strain of doing more with less. And perhaps no other Airmen understand the true meaning of that concept more than the Airmen of the 717th Air Base Squadron here.With a history that goes back decades, the Ankara Support Facility is currently located on 14 acres nestled amongst the hills
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2010
Airman 1st Class Jaqwone Allen, 39th Security Forces Squadron, stands at attention before a dress and appearance inspection during an Incirlik Honor Guard practice session Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010 at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The team practices at least once a week and encourages Airmen interested in joining to attend a practice session. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Alex Martinez) Honor Guard practices for perfection
"To honor with dignity," shouted the line of Airmen standing sharp in the broken light of the open hangar door. This is how they end their uniform inspections and begin their session. With ceremonial rifles and flags in hand, they follow the commands belted out by the group leader and march in sync with each other. In an instant, their stern faces
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2010
Default Air Force Logo Don't forget your wingman
Before a weekend, a trip or just a day off, supervisors, first sergeants and commanders often give their Airmen the advice of, "Be safe, have a wingman and be a good wingman." Some Airmen hear this and think, "Yeah, yeah, have a wingman," but there is a reason why our leadership says this. It's common sense, having two sets of eyes is better than
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2010
A colorful sunset fills the sky over the harbor and rugged mountains which can be seen on a clear day across the bay. Sightseeing boat trips are available in the harbor for about 10TL. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Sara Csurilla) Destination Turkey: Antalya
Its flavor is a unique one: It has the tempo of a big city, but at the same time, it has the feel of a quaint European town.Antalya is a smart, sophisticated and booming metropolis that hugs the Mediterranean Sea, and its charm draws thousands of tourists to its streets every year.Antalya is the capital of the Antalya Providence, and it's located
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2010
Hittite reliefs line the wall Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009 at Karatepe, a late Hittite fortress and open air museum in Osmaniye Province, Turkey. This historical site is filled with ancient reliefs and statues of lions and sphinxes that once protected and decorated the summer home of the Hittite King Asitawada. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Sara Csurilla) Destination Turkey: Hieropolis Castabala and Karatepe
There are so many amazing things about Turkey you find just by walking out the front gate and exploring the alley. However, if you explore a little further beyond the alley, the vast and rich culture of Turkey comes to life in front of you. Recently, members of my office and I took a day trip to Hieropolis Castabala and then ventured to Karatepe.
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2009
The 39th Logistics Readiness Squadron, traffic management office, handles all moves to and from Incirlik Air Base, Turkey.   (U.S. Air Force illustration/Senior Airman Ashley Wood)  Incirlik TMO always on the go
Hustle and bustle is expected from an office like this -- papers flying from one hand to another; its service representatives calling, "How can I help you?" over the voices of a packed waiting area; constant keyboard tapping and phones ringing off the hook. For this traffic management office, which supports Incirlik Air Base and three tenant units
0 11/24
2009
In case of emergency, break glass. Incirlik ADC provides Airmen with zealous representation, advice
Every Airman takes an oath to uphold the Air Force's core values: Integrity first, service before self and excellence in all we do.Sometimes Airmen might find themselves in a sticky situation where they are accused of falling short in the excellence category.Incirlik's Area Defense Council is charged with the responsibility to defend the careers of
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2009
The boom makes connection with a C-130 during a refueling flight, Oct. 27, 2009, over the Black Sea. The 90th EARS supports the ongoing mission for Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Amber Ashcraft) EARS extends "gas can" tradition
On Nov. 12, 1921, a "wing walker" named Wesley May transferred himself to a Curtiss JN-4 airplane from a Lincoln Standard in mid-flight with a can of fuel strapped to his back. He poured the fuel into the gas tank of the JN-4 and performed the first actual mid-air transfer of fuel in what was meant to be nothing more than a stunt. Little did he
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2009
Pieces from all around the Arts and Crafts Center including frames, engravings, wood and art supplies represent almost everything the ACC can provide for Team Incirlik members inside the art room of the ACC Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009 at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The ACC will also be offering classes in the near future for people to learn how to create stained glass projects and hand sewn blankets. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Sara Csurilla) Artsy, crafty have place to play
High morale, it's a hot commodity! That's why places like the Arts and Crafts Center are such a big hit here. The Arts and Crafts Center strives to keep Airmen's morale at maximum levels by offering a variety of activities, classes and different crafty items for sale. From the engraving and framing shop, to the monthly art classes, fully equipped
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2009
Chaplain (Maj.) Mark Crumpton is the 39th Air Base Wing chaplain. Chaplain Crumpton has been an active duty chaplain for 13 years. Chaplains’ main tasks include leading worship services and observances, providing pastoral care and advising leadership on an array of issues. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Alex Martinez) Incirlik Chapel connects “People to God, friends to friends”
After a mortar round shot over the perimeter wall and struck close to their facility, the people inside began to panic. To some, this is the closest they had come to death. Luckily for them, a chaplain was amongst them. Immediately, his work began, calming everyone down, praying and listening to people's concerns. After hours of sheltering in
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2009
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