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717th Air Base Squadron

U.S. Air Force members of the 717th Air Base Squadron pose for a photo with the Turkish Education and Doctrine Base Mission Support Group commander after a joint security exercise at Ankara, Turkey, June 1, 2018.

U.S. Air Force members of the 717th Air Base Squadron pose for a photo with the Turkish Education and Doctrine Base Mission Support Group commander after a joint security exercise at Ankara, Turkey, June 1, 2018. The exercise was a testament to the close working relationship between the U.S. military and the Turkish Army in regards to security. (Courtesy photo)

U.S. Air Force members of the 717th Air Base Squadron pose for a photo with Turkish Education and Doctrine Base Mission Support Group commander and his troops, after a joint security exercise at Ankara, Turkey, June 1, 2018.

U.S. Air Force members of the 717th Air Base Squadron pose for a photo with Turkish Education and Doctrine Base Mission Support Group commander and his troops, after a joint security exercise at Ankara, Turkey, June 1, 2018. The purpose of the exercise was to show the combined response capabilities to potential threats across the installation. (Courtesy photo)

Group photo with Air Base Wing Commander

U.S. Air Force Col. David S. Eaglin, 39th Air Base Wing commander, poses for a photo with members of the 717th Air Base Squadron at Ankara, Turkey, April 17, 2018. The 717th ABS is a geographically-separated unit of the 39th Air Base Wing, which is located at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey and operates an 18 acre, $51 million base, providing Department of Defense Dependents School support, commissary, Exchange and Post Office. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kimberly Nagle)

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)