39th Air Base Wing Mission
Published March 15, 2013
Incirlik Air Base is located seven miles from Adana, Turkey. About 1,500 military members are assigned here.
The mission of the 39th Air Base Wing is to support and protect U.S. and NATO assets and people throughout Turkey while providing a full spectrum of capabilities to the warfighter. The 39 ABW also supports two geographically separated units.
Winning teamwork, strategic location and robust infrastructure combine to ensure the success of Team Incirlik.
Close to many of the world's potential trouble spots, Incirlik is an important base in NATO's Southern Region.
The 39 ABW helps protect U.S. and NATO interests in the Southern Region by providing a responsive staging and operational air base ready to project integrated, forward-based air power.
Although the wing has no permanently assigned aircraft, it provides excellent facilities and supports the following areas:
-- Training deployments and regional exercises -- besides its real-world operational support, Incirlik offers many training facilities. These facilities complement the area's cooperative weather, sparsely populated terrain and uncongested airspace. Pilots fly training sorties, including air-to-air, air-to-ground and low-altitude operations.
-- Communications for National Command Authority taskings -- Incirlik is a key communications link in the southern region.
-- Hub support for various units -- Incirlik provides vital support for numerous tenant and two geographically separated units located throughout Turkey. Key support includes medical services, supply, security and force protection, base infrastructure maintenance, communications support, transportation services, airlift, services and personnel support.
An Air Mobility Command tenant unit at Incirlik, the 728th Air Mobility Squadron, provides air transport of passengers and cargo. It moves 70 percent of all air sustainment cargo going into Afghanistan.