INCIRLIK AIR BASE IS CURRENTLY IN HPCON BRAVO
The 39th Air Base Wing is monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation carefully to ensure the safety of our community members. Wing leadership will keep you informed as the situation develops.
You can email the Commander's Action Line with questions.
Who thought that staying isolated would be such hard work?
The COVID-19 pandemic means that we are staying inside and doing less in terms of social interactions and exercise. It is actually hard to stay home for prolonged periods. This can have a negative effect on your physical and mental health. However, staying at home or in a restricted motion situation, does not mean you have to give up healthy routines.
Physically- it’s time to get up! Sitting for prolonged periods is an unintended effect of staying at home, and contributes to both mental and physical burnout. Take a short break and walk, stretch, and engage in light intense activity such as sit-ups, push-ups, or even jogging in place. Activity like this will ease your muscles and improve circulation, as well as improve your mental focus. The benefits from even brief exercise are increased strength, balance, flexibility, lowered blood pressure, and lowered body weight. No one wants the challenge of taking off those extra pounds when this is over.
Mentally- the new routine is to have a routine! Get up, get going, and get on a schedule. It may seem that every day is the same and the time of day ceased to be important when working from home. However, the lack of scheduling causes increased stress, increased mental fatigue and actually makes it harder to cope with stressful situations. Lack of physical contact with friends, family, and coworkers adds additional emotional stressors that together can take a toll on our resiliency. Keep up a solid schedule to combat burn out. Establish a usual bedtime, wake up on schedule, eat on schedule, allocate your day into working, exercise and rest on a routine schedule.
Never thought how tough it can be to stay home? It actually is very difficult to remain isolated and especially to remain at your peak performance during isolation. Do your best to get up and get a schedule. It will pay benefits both mentally and physically. Finally, remember to check in frequently on our new arrivals that not only are adjusting to staying inside, but also adjusting to a new climate, time zone, and surroundings.
Adapted from the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Pandemic Resource guide: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
The Barbershop and Stylique Beauty Salon are open
AAFES concessionaires are now open
BaseFix is open Monday through Saturday
New shoppette hours will be 0700-1900 daily.
New Pizza Hut and BunD hours will be 1030-1930 daily. There is no change to the hours of Burger King.
The 39th Force Support Squadron has implemented the following changes as of June 17.
Hours of Operation: Monday – Sunday 0730-2200
- Face coverings will be worn in the facility except when eating or drinking
- Special events will be first come first serve with 60 person maximum capacity
Hours of Operation: Monday – Saturday 1100-2100, Sunday 1200-2000
- Dine-in services available, tables & chairs spaced to meet 6ft social distance requirements
Hours of Operation: Monday – Sunday 0730-1600
- To-go service only
- Face coverings will be worn in the facility
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 0900-Dusk, Saturday & Sunday 0700-Dusk
Hours of Operation: Monday – Sunday 1100-1500
Bowling Center & After Six (Ready to Open 1 September)
Hours of Operation: Closed due to fire suppression system installation, ECD 1 Sept 2020
Big City Diner
Hours of Operation: 24/7
Hours of Operation: Tuesday – Sunday 0600-1900
- Lap Swim only, every other lane with 1 hour limit per customer in the pool
- Members must shower before entering the pool
- Maintain 6 ft of social distance while sun bathing
- Wipe down lounge chairs before and after use
- Sun bathing capped at 30 people
Outdoor Recreation/Auto Hobby Shop/Fabric Care
Hours of Operation:
ODR & Auto Hobby Shop Tuesday – Saturday 0900-1800
Fabric Care Monday – Friday 0900-1800, Saturday 0900-1430
Sultan Inn & PV Dining Facilities
Midnight Meal 2230-0100
Early Breakfast (Saturday & Sunday) 0100-0415
Hours of Operation: Main Gym 24/7 access (closed for cleaning from 1130-1230 & 2000-2100), LTL Closed
- Face Coverings only required when signing in to the facility
- 60 person limit inside the facility
- Members will sign in when they enter the facility and sign out when they leave
- No team sports, intramurals, Squadron PT, massages, and all courts and saunas are closed
Hodja Inn & PV Lodging
Hours of Operation: Front Desk Open 24/7
- Face Coverings will be worn in the lobby at all times
Airman and Family Readiness Center
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 0730-1630
- Face Coverings will be worn in the facility when 6ft of social distance cannot be maintained
Library & Education Center
Hours of Operation: Library Monday-Friday 0800-1700, Education Center Monday-Thursday 0800-1500, Friday 0800-1200
- Face Coverings will be worn when interacting with the Library checkout counter
Hours of Operation: Sunday 0830-1300 (two worship services at 0930 and 1100)
- Chapel pews will be marked to ensure seating meets 6ft of social distancing requirements
Titan Refuge Center
Hours of Operation: Monday – Thursday 1800-2100, Friday – Saturday 1800-2400
- Contemporary Worship Service will resume in August
Hours of Operation: Daily 1100-2300
The following procedures have been implemented for Incirlik Air Base in accordance with HPCON B measures:
- Maintain physical separation from others by a minimum of six feet when possible.
- Limit gatherings of personnel, and minimize numbers if they are required.
- 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.
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:
DO NOT walk into the medical group seeking an appointment if feeling symptoms. Call the DoD Nurse Advice Line FIRST.
For the most current information regarding official travel, visit MyPers (CAC required).
31 March 2020: The Department of State has issued a Level 4 travel advisory. All international travel should be avoided. For more information, click here.
28 May 2020: DoD officials unveil COVID-related personnel, move guidance, click here.
28 May 2020: MyPers Stop Movement Guidance, click here.
Effective 22 May 2020, all Official Fitness Assessment Testing is suspended until Oct. 1, 2020. Take a look at the Official Physical Fitness Assessment Due Date Matrix here to determine when your next assessment will be due.
For more information on fitness assessments, click here.
A01. You can email the Commander's Action Line for links to up to date information.
A02. The directive stops movement for 60 days, effective 13 March 2020, for all forms of official travel for uniformed personnel, civilian personnel and family members traveling to, from, or through Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Travel Health Notices Level 3 (COVID-19) locations. This includes all forms of official travel including PCS, TDY, and government funded leave. For DoD uniformed members, this also includes personal leave and other non-official travel. Airmen traveling should carefully plan travel to ensure their scheduled flights do not transit through or originated in Level 3 designated locations.
A03. Airmen who departed their last duty base and are enroute to their gaining base must immediately contact their chain of command and their losing MPF by whatever means available. Airmen will not proceed until Stop Movement is lifted. Airmen who do not desire to take leave enroute will receive further guidance from AFPC through their losing MPF. At that time, Airmen will be placed in a TDY hold status. Airmen placed on TDY hold are not entitled to a rental vehicle, but are authorized TDY per diem. Airmen electing to proceed on their scheduled leave enroute to locations not impacted by Stop Movement may proceed with the understanding if Stop Movement is not terminated by the time their projected leave is over, the MPF Relocations Section, after consulting with AFPC, will provide additional guidance on a case-by-case basis, and to ensure Airmen are not inappropriately charged additional leave.
A04. Airmen who have out-processed but not departed the local area will remain in place until Stop Movement is terminated. Airmen electing to proceed on their scheduled leave enroute to leave locations not impacted by Stop Movement may proceed with the understanding if Stop Movement is not terminated by the time their projected leave is over, the MPF Relocations Section, after consulting with AFPC, will provide additional guidance on a case-by-case basis.
A05. Airmen projected TDY to a Stop Movement location will not proceed on TDY. Airmen enroute or currently at a TDY location impacted by Stop Movement will remain in-place until further guidance or Stop Movement is terminated.
A06. Employees in these circumstances are not eligible for weather and safety leave. Employees under these circumstances must still account for work and non-work hours during his or her tour of duty and take appropriate leave (paid or unpaid) to account for time spent away from normal work-related duties (e.g., to care for a child or dependent). Employees who are not telework program participants may use annual leave or other paid time off, such as accrued compensatory time or credit hours. In locations where such programs have been approved for use, supervisors may authorize alternative work schedules (compressed or flexible work schedules) that provide for flexible work days and/or work hours.
A07. No. Sick leave would be used to cover such a period of sickness, as provided in 5 CFR 630.401(a)(2). Sick leave must be granted when an illness, such as COVID-19, prevents an employee from performing work.
A08. Yes. However, while sick leave may be advanced at an agency’s discretion, it is not an employee entitlement. The sick leave regulations allow an employee to be advanced sick leave for exposure to a quarantinable communicable disease, subject to the limitations below:
- 240 hours (30 days) may be advanced if the employee would jeopardize the health of others by his or her presence on the job because of exposure to a quarantinable communicable disease;
- 104 hours (13 days) may be advanced if the employee is providing care for a family member who would jeopardize the health of others by his or her presence in the community because of exposure to a quarantinable communicable disease.
A09. An employee, covered by a telework agreement, may request to telework with the permission of the supervisor. Supervisors may authorize telework to telework eligible employees to provide additional flexibility for employees. For employees who are not currently covered by a telework agreement, supervisors may also consider whether an employee has some portable duties (e.g., reading reports; analyzing documents and studies; preparing written letters, memorandums, reports and other correspondence; setting up conference calls, or other tasks that do not require the employee to be physically present), that would allow him/her to work on a situational basis. An ad-hoc telework agreement should be signed to cover the period the employee is permitted to work from the approved alternate location (e.g., home).
An employee may also request to take annual leave, advanced annual leave, other paid time off (e.g., earned compensatory time off, earned credit hours), or leave without pay. Weather and safety leave is not authorized in this scenario. The use of sick leave would be limited to circumstances where an employee has become symptomatic (ill) due to a quarantinable communicable disease, such as COVID-19.
A10. To mitigate community transmission and protect vulnerable populations, DoD Components may be advised to implement social distancing strategies. Such strategies include the use of telework, teleconferences, and flexible work schedules (e.g., schedules that provide for flexible work days and/or work hours).
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.
Follow Incirlik Air Base-Turkey on Facebook to find out when leadership hosts live town halls to answer YOUR questions related to the wing's response to COVID-19.
Click on the dates below to see what you missed in the previous town halls.
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.
Secretary of Defense Use of Cloth Face Covering Memorandum - 05 April 2020
Deputy Secretary of Defense Stop Movement Memorandum - 13 Mar 2020
Secretary of Defense Travel Restriction Memorandum - 11 Mar 2020
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
Area Defense Council
24-Hr Response: +90-549-821-4036 **
Equal Opportunity (EO):
24-Hr Response: +90-549-821-4359/4357 **
Inspector General (IG):
24-Hr Response: +90-549-821-4043 / 4053 / 4081 **
DSN: 676-6452 (7 days a week 0800-1300)
Airman & Family Readiness Center):
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 **
Facebook Messenger: "Incirlik SAPR"
Zoom Walk-ins: https://centene.zoom.us/j/2169002606