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In line with the Department of Defense, the Department of the Air Force has directed all active-duty Airmen and Guardians to be fully vaccinated by Nov. 2, 2021. The 39th  Medical Group has received its shipment of the FDA-approved Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. The COVID-19 vaccination line will be from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on September 23 and October 1. No appointments are required. The second-dose vaccination line will occur three weeks later.
 

The entrance to the COVID-19 vaccination line will be the E Street entrance of the 39th MDG next to the bus stop. To minimize wait times, see below for recommended unit time slots. However, beneficiaries are able to come at any time during vaccination line operating hours If you are unavailable during the above dates, please contact the 39th MDG appointment line at 676-6666.

Exemptions:
Service members may apply for medical exemption or religious accommodation. Please contact the 39th Medical Group at 676-6666 for more information about medical exemption or the base chaplain’s office at 676-6441 for questions about religious accommodation. Members seeking exemptions are encouraged to do so as soon as possible.
 
Vaccination non-compliance:
Without a pending religious accommodation request or authorized medical exemption, any refusal to receive the COVID-19 vaccine may result in administrative and/or punitive action under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ).
 

For more information about the COVID-19 vaccine mandate, visit https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2765008/daf-announces-mandatory-covid-vaccine-implementation-guidelines-for-airmen-guar/

TRAVEL TO US

Per the Statement Department, all base personnel, regardless of vaccination status, traveling on the Patriot Express to the U.S. require a negative PCR test to enter the U.S. within 72 hours of departure. For more information, click here.

All base personnel traveling on commercial aircraft from Turkey to the U.S. and vice versa must adhere to the below guidance.

TRAVEL WITHIN TURKEY

Effective September 6, per the Government of Turkey, only people who meet one of the following conditions will be able to attend large events, such as concerts, film screenings or theater shows in Turkey. The same rule applies to public transportation, to include planes, buses or trains, throughout Turkey:

  1. Fully vaccinated (14 days after second dose)
  2. Recently had COVID-19 (official medical documentation proving immunity)
  3. Have a negative PCR test conducted within the last 48 hours

For more information, click here.

The Turkish Ministry of Health publishes and updates an interactive map providing COVID-19 transmission levels for the entire country. Stay updated at https://covid19-saglik.gov.tr. The public health situation is constantly evolving, check here or follow us on Facebook at https://facebook.com/39ABW/.

 

Travel Policies

For the most current information regarding official travel, visit MyPers (CAC required).

ALL: Check the Foreign Clearance Guide, myPers, and DoD Force Health Protection Guidance, Supplement 20 (AF Policy Read Book #44) when planning travel. Additionally, Turkish Host Nation travel restrictions can be found here: https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/world.php

Per the Statement Department, all base personnel, regardless of vaccination status, traveling on the Patriot Express to the U.S. require a negative PCR test to enter the U.S. within 72 hours of departure. For more information, click here.

All base personnel traveling on commercial aircraft from Turkey to the U.S. and vice versa must adhere to the below guidance.

TRAVEL WITHIN TURKEY

Effective September 6, per the Government of Turkey, only people who meet one of the following conditions will be able to attend large events, such as concerts, film screenings or theater shows in Turkey. The same rule applies to public transportation, to include planes, buses or trains, throughout Turkey:

  1. Fully vaccinated (14 days after second dose)
  2. Recently had COVID-19 (official medical documentation proving immunity)
  3. Have a negative PCR test conducted within the last 48 hours

For more information, click here.

TRAVEL TO THE U.S.: All base members regardless of vaccination status require a negative PCR test to enter the U.S. within 72-hours of departure. https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/before-you-go/covid-19_testing_required_US_Entry.html

ALL ARRIVALS (Incl. PCS, TDY, Leave Return): ALL arrivals to Turkey (to include Incirlik via Rotator/Milair) require negative PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) COVID-19 test within 72-hrs prior to arriving.  NO EXCEPTIONS.  Delays may be encountered if arriving without a negative PCR test. Applies to PCS, TDY, and Leave returns - no exceptions. Tests older than 72-hrs are not accepted. Other COVID tests that are non-PCR are not accepted. This requirement applies for all modes of travel (rotator and commercial).

  • Individuals must obtain test results prior to boarding at BWI / RMS, or commercial flight.
  • The best option is for members to test at their losing base (or nearby base) prior to travel. Testing in the BWI area is NOT a primary source for PCS travelers to receive a PCR COVID-19 test. This eliminates the risk of a member traveling across the country, testing positive in the BWI area, and being stuck there away from family and unit without a support network. If traveling on rotator (flying Monday) test must be administered no earlier than Saturday to meet 72-hr requirement. MyPers Message – Military Entry Requirements for Incirlik AB
  • Official Travel: Cost of test (test only, not doctor referral if required) covered by TRICARE (if accepted) or can be charged to GTC.
  • Unofficial Travel: Cost for test not covered if obtained commercially, but may still be obtained at a Military Treatment Facility at no cost. Members must research options prior to travel.
  • If returning commercial, must coordinate/schedule return with JMCC to ensure Public Health screening (including PCR test validation) is accomplished upon return.

PCS: All personnel PCSing to or from unaccompanied tours in Turkey are exempt from DoD Stop Movement, per 5 May COMUSAFE blanket waiver (AF Policy Read Book #36). Gaining / losing CC coordination required.

TDY: Reference MyPers, FCG, and USAFE COVID sharepoint for details

            Listing of military installations and status (MyPers)

            Map of EUCOM countries and status

            ETP Template (Incirlik Policy Read Book #06)

 

Leave: Leave Exempt from DoD Stop Movement (AF Policy Read Book #40) restrictions, this means there are no “Red” locations for leave travel and leave is authorized per DoD, however other HN and local restrictions may apply. Must be approved no lower than Sq/CC. Still subject to PCR testing requirements. 39 ABW Leave Policy (Incirlik Policy Read Book #23).

           

Emergency Leave: Emergency Leave documented in orders is authorized. No ETP required to travel Space-A or commercial. Emergency leave must be approved by Sq/CC.

 

 

Leave (Hardship or Humanitarian): Leave which does not fall into the category of emergency leave as defined by AFI 36-3003 requires O-6 ETP to travel Space-A to BWI. No ETP required to travel commercial. Leave must be approved by Sq/CC.

            ETP Template (Incirlik Policy Read Book #06)

 

Ordinary Leave: Must be approved no lower than Sq/CC. Squadrons and Groups may place additional requirements on leave. Space-A currently not authorized, per DoD Policy. Commercial flights for ordinary leave are authorized at member’s expense.

 

Outbound Pre-Travel Testing: All members departing Incirlik AB  must contact the 39 MDG appointment line at 676-6666 NLT 5 business days prior to departure date from Incirlik AB.  Sampling/testing times outside of normal duty hours must be scheduled with the testing POC prior to presenting to the 39 MDG. More info is provided in 39 MDG Leave / TDY Return Testing Info Sheet (Incirlik Policy Read Book #26a). 

 

ROM Requirements:

ALL: 10-Day ROM required for all personnel (PCS, TDY, or international Leave return) upon arrival at Incirlik. Individuals that are fully vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 are not required to ROM. Individuals may be asked to telework during ROM. Specifics for ROM are outlined in 39 ABW ROM Procedures (Incirlik Policy Read Book #28).

There is a process to request an Exception to ROM 39 ABW ROM Exception Request Template (Incirlik Policy Read Book #25). If approved, the ROM Exception to Policy must be forwarded to Public Health at usaf.incirlik.39-mdg.list.public-health@mail.mil. If approved, the ROM Exception to Policy must be submitted to Public Health at usaf.incirlik.39-mdg.list.public-health@mail.mil.

 

 

PCS: Cost of Hodja (if required) covered by PCS voucher. Members receive per diem, and are not authorized no-cost meals from DFAC.

 

TDY: Cost of Hodja (if required) typically covered by TDY voucher. Members TDY to Incirlik typically receive per diem, members returning to Incirlik from TDY check with the approval authority for the TDY.

 

Leave: ROM upon return to Incirlik is not charged as Leave. Individuals may be asked to telework. Unit is responsible for care and feeding of individual. Due to the high cost of the Hodja, and inability of HDP-ROM to fully cover the cost, members are allowed to ROM in their domicile if returning from leave even if they have roommates or suitemates. Rules and procedures are outlined in ROM Policy for Members Sharing Facilities (Incirlik Policy Read Book #27).

If members are required to ROM and are required to pay for lodging, they are authorized the Hardship Duty Pay-Restriction of Movement (HDP-ROM) entitlement and are eligible for $100/day, not to exceed $1,500 per (calendar) month.

            HDP-ROM Entitlement:

  • Unit CC certifies member’s entitlement (template below)
  • Member takes signed memo and lodging receipt to CPTS
  • DFAS processes payment into member’s next available paycheck

            HDP-ROM Commander Memo Template (Incirlik Policy Read Book #22)

 

MASK WEAR POLICY

Due to the increased transmissions of COVID-19 caused by the delta variant, the Department of Defense now requires all base personnel to wear a mask indoors in areas with substantial and high community spread of COVID-19. The full DoD policy can be found here.

As of August 5, Adana and other areas surrounding Incirlik Air Base have been deemed high risk locations for COVID-19 transmission. Therefore, in accordance with DOD guidance, effective immediately, all 39th Air Base Wing personnel are required to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status in public indoor settings on the installation. Geographically separated unit commanders will adjust local mask wear policies in accordance with relevant community transmission levels.

All base personnel must continue to comply with host nation requirements for mask wear and social distancing when inside any joint use facility, Turkish facility, the 39th Medical Group or when off base for official and unofficial travel.

The following are the current exceptions to the mask wear requirement:

  1. When an individual is alone in an office with floor-to-ceiling walls with a closed door
  2. For brief periods of time when eating and drinking while maintaining distancing in accordance with CDC guidelines and instructions from commanders and supervisors;
  3. When the mask is required to be lowered briefly for identification or security purposes
  4. When necessary to reasonably accommodate an individual with a disability
  5. When necessary to reasonably accommodate a religious belief
  6. When underlying health conditions that prohibit the wear of a face covering exist and the individual is in possession of medical documentation from a health care provider outlining such a condition and the restrictions the condition places on wear of a face covering.
  7. When outdoors and proper physical distancing of six feet can be maintained.
  8. When actively participating in physical fitness activities either indoors or outdoors and either proper physical distancing of six feet is maintained or additional measures are implemented to mitigate the threat of transmission.
  9. When an individual is alone in a vehicle or is sharing the vehicle only with members of their household.
  10. When use substantively interferes with the proper wear and use of personal protective equipment necessary for the accomplishment of one's military duties.
  11. When personnel are in primary aircrew positions during critical phases of flight or emergencies; or when using flight crew oxygen equipment.
  12. When clear or unrestricted visualization of verbal communication are essential to safe and effective operations.

 

COVID-19 Videos

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procedures & roes

General

  • Weekend quiet hours will be from 2000-1000 beginning on Saturdays and continuing through Monday mornings.
  • There is no outdoor curfew; however, 39 ABW personnel shall remain away from the base perimeter during quiet hours.
  • Dine-in services available, tables & chairs spaced to meet 6 ft social distance requirements
  • FSS facilities are U.S.-operated facilities

 

  • At the discretion of the Turkish installation commander, masks are required at all joint and Turkish facilities.
    • Joint facilities: IAB Air Traffic Control Tower, Turkish Pass and ID
    • Turkish facility examples: Onbasilar and the Turkish Dining Facility
  • In accordance with CDC Guidelines, masks are still required in the medical clinic, 728th passenger terminal, and all other high risk areas.
  • Personnel who are not fully vaccinated must continue to adhere to DoD mask guidance (#48 in AF Policy Read Book).
  • Personnel must be able to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination if adhering to vaccinated personnel mask policies.
    • The CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card or IMR printout are acceptable forms of verification (digital forms are acceptable).
  • When outside of IAB, all personnel must adhere to host nation rules and regulations regarding COVID-19.
  • For personnel who are not fully vaccinated, masks are not required while actively engaged in physical exercise in the gym if you can maintain appropriate physical distance. 
  • Squadrons may send no more than one person as a welcoming party for incoming PCS personnel from rotator to meet at the Hodja only
    • Cannot take arriving fully vaccinated person away to residence until Hodja briefing has been received
    • Welcoming party must wear mask regardless of vaccination status
  • Many times, we encounter circumstances that are not covered in policies or AFIs.  Discuss with your leadership any mask wear exception to policy you believe is critical to mission success. 

Gatherings:

  • For personnel who are not fully vaccinated, masks are not required when eating or drinking.  However, do not abuse this policy; use reasonable judgement.
  • For personnel who are not fully vaccinated, singing at official functions and religious services is allowed when masks are worn, or social distancing can be maintained.

 

Sports:

  • Close-contact sports, including basketball and martial arts, are only authorized for fully vaccinated personnel.
  • Intramural Sports are restarting with appropriate mitigations in place.

39th FSS Military Personnel Office

The new MPF phone number is 676-3428.

Customer service hours are 0900-1500 Mon- Fri by appointment only. To schedule a DEERS appointment, please go to https://idco.dmdc.osd.mil/idco/#/locator (site ID: 700402) or call 676-3280. To schedule an appointment with outbound assignments call 676-6784 and to schedule appointment with reenlistments, call 676-6771.

Outbound Assignments - 676-6771
Reenlistments/Retentions - 676-6784
 

39th LRS HPCON Bravo+ Measures

The 39th LRS Passenger Travel and Personal Property’s doors will be closed to walk-ins. All counseling will be accomplished virtually, via either telephone or email. Contact will be limited to forms requiring wet signatures (Beyanname/Customs forms) and collecting paperwork.  Customers will not enter the Passenger Travel and Personal Property offices located in B833. Please call the offices listed below to make an appointment. The TMO SharePoint (Link Below) contains all applicable forms and information related to the Personal Property and Passenger Travel process. 

Passenger Travel

Call 676-6520 from 0800 to 1600, M-F, or email 39LRS.TMO.PAX@us.af.mil to book travel

Personal Property

Inbound personnel: By appointment only from 0800 to 1200, M-Th, please call 676-6030 or email 39LRS.LGRDF.PPO@us.af.mil to set up an appointment.

Outbound personnel: By appointment only from 1330 to 1600, M-Th, please call 676-6030 or email 39LRS.LGRDF.PPO@us.af.mil to set up an appointment

39th CPTS HPCON Bravo+ Measures

Comptroller Cashier Cage Days/Hours Open:
M/F - 0830-1200  Tu/W/Th - Closed

Comptroller Cashier Cage Services:

•             Personal check cashing up to $1250 (also available at the Club Complex in smaller amounts)
•             Savings Deposit Program (SDP) deposits for qualified members (or establish an allotment through the “Comptroller Services Portal” (CSP) site below)
•             Cash accommodation exchanges
 

For all other Finance Office assistance please utilize the “Comptroller Services Portal” (here) or call 676-8114.

•             PCS in-processing will be conducted in-person but with a maximum of 15 member per session.
•             To make an appointment, follow this link: https://39thcpts.setmore.com/bookclass

Prevention Measures

The following procedures have been implemented for Incirlik Air Base in accordance with HPCON B Plus measures:

-  Maintain physical separation from others by a minimum of six feet when possible.

- Group fitness classes are limited to 15 individuals, with open doors and fans turned on

- The Club will close early, at 11 p.m., on Friday and Saturday nights

-  No unofficial social gatherings of more than 15 people

- Pick up sports, including softball and soccer, are not authorized

-  Practice enhanced hygiene and sanitation, including frequent cleaning of common-use items and regular handwashing.

-  Telework when effective.

-  Use alternative communication methods as a substitute for in-person meetings when possible.

All members that are placed on quarters MUST be reported to public health.       

Continue to practice the following guidelines to help mitigate the possible spread of the virus.

-  Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

-  Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

-  Stay home when you are sick - report quarters to public health.

Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are unavailable, use an alcohol-based sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol.

what to do

IF you have a fever and one of the symptoms of respiratory illness (e.g. cough or shortness of breath)
AND meet ONE of the following criteria:

·         Travelled to an affected region in the last 14 days

·         Been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the last 14 days

 

THEN - please stay home and call the DoD Nurse Advice Line at:

·         From a DSN line: 676-6666, option 1

·         From a Turkish cell phone: 0322-316-6666, option 1

·         From a US cell phone: 1-800-TRICARE (874-2273), option 1, then option 2

 

You can also reach out to your healthcare provider through TRICARE Online Secure Messaging:

https://tricare.mil/securemessage

DO NOT walk into the medical group seeking an appointment if feeling symptoms. Call the DoD Nurse Advice Line FIRST.

COVID-19 VACCINE INFORMATION

39th ABW covid-19 guidance

Personnel working on base who are unable to maintain a physical distance of 6 feet from others are now required to wear face masks. The masks are to be used per wing commander policy. Military members will only wear black, brown, coyote brown, tan, sage, olive green, white, or current OCP or ABU-pattern material. There will be no text or additional marking allowed on the masks.

Click here for instructions from the CDC on how to make sewn and no sew face coverings.

mental health appointments

If your existing mental health appointment was cancelled due to recent changes in the medical group's daily operations, or you are in need of mental health services, please contact 676-6452 during their new business hours, Mon.-Fri. 0800-1300.

more information

AFPC assignments FAQs as of April 10, click here
For more information from the Department of Defense, click here
For the latest information from USAFE-AFAFRICA, click here
For any other travel information outside of EUCOM, click here
For information from MyPers, click here
For more information from the CDC on COVID-19, click here
For information from usa.gov, click here
For information on WAPS testing guidance, click here

incirlik helping agencies

39 ABW helping agencies remain committed to providing assistance to airmen and their families throughout the COVID-19 response. While the helping agencies will temporarily limit workplace visits, they will remain open to provide support and assistance. If you or a fellow Airman needs assistance, please contact any of the helping agencies using the following means:

Official helping agencies site

** WhatsApp capable

  • Emergencies (24 hours):

      T-Mobile / Turkcell: 0322-316-0112

      Sprint / AT&T / Verizon: 011-90-322-316-0112

      DSN: 676-0112

  • Area Defense Council

      DSN: 676-9920

      +90-322-316-9920

  • Chaplain:

      24-Hr Response: +90-549-821-4036 **   

      DSN: 676-6441

  • Equal Opportunity (EO):

      DSN: 676-6210

      24-Hr Response: +90-549-821-4359/4357 **

      Email: 39ABW.EO@us.af.mil

  • Inspector General (IG):

      24-Hr Response: +90-549-821-4043 / 4053 / 4081 **

      39ABW.IG@us.af.mil

      DSN: 676-8448

      Email: 39ABW.IG@us.af.mil

  • Mental Health:

      DSN: 676-6452 (7 days a week 0800-1300)

  • Airman & Family Readiness Center):

      Cell: +90-549-821-4462

      DSN: 676-6755

  • Nurse Advice Line (24 hours):

      DSN: 676-6666 Option 3

      1-800-TRICARE9874-2274) option 1, then option 2

     TRICARE Secure Messaging (use Google Chrome)

  • Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC):

      24-Hr Response Commercial:  +90-549-821-4599 **

      DSN:  676-7272

      Facebook Messenger: "Incirlik SAPR"

      Email: 39ABW.SARC@us.af.mil

  • Military and Family Life Counselor (MFLC):

‚Äč     WhatsApp:  404-449-7584

     Zoom Walk-ins:  https://centene.zoom.us/j/2169002606

     Email:  carlotta.r.pender@healthnet.com