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  • Seeing the bigger picture

    Capt. Genesis Guerrero, a chaplain for the 39th Air Base Wing, was 17 years old when his family almost fell apart.
  • VCSAF thanks Incirlik Airmen

    U.S. Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Stephen W. Wilson addresses Airmen during an all-call at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Sept. 30, 2019. Wilson toured facilities and spoke with Airmen about various topics including readiness, resiliency and the strategic importance of their mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Magbanua)
  • Not every hero wears capes, plan and practice your escape

    Incirlik Air Base Fire and Emergency Services are teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association—the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years—to promote this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!” The campaign works to educate everyone about the small but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe. NFPA statistics show that in 2017 U.S. fire departments responded to 357,000 home structure fires. These fires caused 2,630 fire deaths and 10,600 fire injuries. On average, seven people per day died in a home fire during 2012 to 2016.
  • 2019 Recommended Holiday Season Mailing Dates and Mailing Tips

    The 2019 recommended holiday season mailing dates for postal customers assigned to the European theater are: USPS Retail Ground/Space Available Mail (SAM) – 27 November 2019 First Class Mail – 11 December 2019 Priority Mail – 11 December 2019 Priority Mail Express Military Service (PMEMS) – 18 December 2019These dates are for mail originating in
  • 'STOP' wasting time

    Painful. Daunting. Agonizing. These words can be used to describe many activities but most Airmen in the Air Force agree that these are the perfect verbs to describe what it’s like creating a perfect standardized document. To alleviate this issue faced by Airmen at all levels, one first lieutenant created the Standard Template Optimization Program (STOP) which is a modernization of the Air Force Handbook 33-337 The Tongue and Quill, the primary reference used to standardize documents Air Force-wide.
  • AMMO troops count every shot, make every shot count

    “If it goes pop, sizzle, bang or boom, we deal with it,” said Staff Sgt. Bryan Gibree, 39th Maintenance Squadron munitions inspection supervisor. “It’s our job to make sure that everyone has the munitions they need—when and where they need it— and that those munitions will be effective and reliable.” This is why the Air Force isn’t a glorified mail service—because of dedicated munitions Airmen who put the “fire” in firepower.
  • RAPCON Airmen keep eyes in the sky

    Imagine traffic cops guiding vehicles at major road intersections: they don’t just dance in the middle of the road, make funny hand gestures and blow whistles all day. They ensure traffic flows smoothly without vehicles hitting each other. In the world of radar control, the principle is the same: guide air traffic and keep everyone at a safe distance.
  • 39 MXS lifts Incirlik to new heights

    Members of the 39th Maintenance Squadron's transient alert crash and recovery section showcase the capabilities of their newly acquired pneumatic lifting bags. The section uses lifting bags to enable personnel to quickly and safely lift or move a crashed, damaged or disabled aircraft. As one of several recovery methods, lifting bags assist the section with performing their primary mission of ensuring the runway is clear and postured to support NATO’s southern region.