717th Air Base Squadron

The 717 ABS, located in Ankara Turkey, is a geographically separated unit of the 39th Air Base Wing in İncirlik, Turkey.

The 717 ABS’ mission is providing world-class support to the entire American Community in the Ankara area. This is primarily the US Embassy, Office of Defense Cooperation-Turkey (ODC-T) and the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) support, with the added responsibility of supporting the entire American community located here. The community is comprised of Embassy employees, Military members, DoDDS school professionals, their families, and other American citizens working in or visiting the area.

The military unit is comprised of Communications, Logistics, Chaplain, Aerial Postal Office (APO), Information Management, Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection (AT/FP), secretary and the Commander for a total of 10+ military personnel. Our civilians operate Tricare, Airman and Family Readiness Center, DoDEA’S School support, Civil Engineering, Community Library, Traffic Management, Vehicle shipments, and much more.  The 717 ABS provides logistical support to AAFES, Commissary, and DoDEA.

(Current as of Jan 2019)